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rafinmelb Jun 3, 2007 5:53 AM

Well the start of winter means that the parrots have slighter less choice of flowering trees, so they are more amenable to staying a bit longer in the back yard. That gives me a chance to practice. These fellers just found the bird feeder too big a temptation to even consider fying off. Starring some rainbow lorikeets and an unimpressed moisy miner.

"What are you doing in there?"
http://rafael.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p28874417-3.jpg


"What? Is he there?"
http://rafael.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p66056889-3.jpg

"Can't take you anywhere"
http://rafael.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p49453939-3.jpg

"Those lorikeets....bloody larikins if you ask me"
http://rafael.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p428383227-3.jpg

happy_peasant Jun 3, 2007 9:27 AM

Your birds are much prettier then most of ours. Very nice shots. New lens is working out well.

Macnite Jun 4, 2007 9:10 AM

Very nice captures Rafael. I see you're doing fine with your new toy!:-)

Emmanuel

annie57 Jun 4, 2007 9:25 AM

Very pretty birds indeed. If we see birds like that, they are in zoos! Nice photos.

rafinmelb Jun 5, 2007 3:59 AM

Thanks Steve, Emmanuel and Annie, yes I am enjoying the lens, and I think I am beginning to get the hang of it. I have changed my grip a little and am much steadier.

In relation to the birds they ARE colourful but then I am amazed seeing your cardinals amongst others. I think we just get a bit blase about whet we see every day. Personally you can have these in spring when the bottle brush outside my bedroom window is in flower and I get a flock of them having a buffet breakfast at 5:00AM. They are not pretty songbirds let me tell you. and 50 of them screeching 10 yards from my bed is a very grating sound. My wife manages to sleep through it but spring is my wake at 5 time.

Mark H Jun 5, 2007 9:16 AM

Nice to see youre getting to grips with the tcon Rafael, all nice shots, good sharpness too :cool:

Mark

tcook Jun 5, 2007 10:28 PM

I like those pretty colored birds, well done.

rafinmelb Jun 9, 2007 1:43 AM

Thanks Mark and Ted.......

Bootneck3 Jun 9, 2007 6:43 AM

Nice shots Rafael. Rainbow Lorikeets are not native in WA but some were released a few years ago in Perth by an aviariest (?) and are spreading - to the consternation of some of the greenies who say they will upset the local birds and should be culled.

No way! bring them on!

Fred

Bootneck3 Jun 9, 2007 6:49 AM

Nice captures Rafael. Rainbow Lorikeets are not native to WA but some were released some years ago by an aviarist and they are spreading - to the consternation of some greenies who say they will upset the local birds by pinching their nesting hollows etc and should be culled.

No way! Bring them on! Cull the greenies!

Fred


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