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Old Sep 20, 2008, 1:01 AM   #1
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I have been trying to capture this fella for 3 years now
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 1:08 AM   #2
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I do see them once or twice a year, but they are so shy. the first two are cropped 33 %.
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Old Sep 20, 2008, 1:10 AM   #3
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This one cropped 50 % and all are taken with my wonderful Pentax K20D and Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG APO
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Very nice pictures, a pretty bird. It's so much fun to see all those pretty down-under birds, they are so much more interesting than many of ours.
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the colouring is different to any other parrot i have seen
it looks rather random
the photos are nicely exposed considering the bright sky

whats the tree??
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Aaargh, you torture me with these fine pictures of wonderful birds found in your garden.

This one realy deserves it's name, but is it a youngster? Or do they look like that where you live when they are full grown? The ones I have seen (at exhibitions, never in my garden) have an all scarlet head (male) or entirely green (female).

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Beautiful Rodney...Almost fluorescent colors..

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Congratulations, Rodney! It always feels good to shoot one that has eluded you so long. The shots are beautifully taken of a fascinating bird.

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Old Sep 21, 2008, 11:42 PM   #9
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Thank You Harriet, Gumnut, Kjell, Dawg and Paul for your kind comments.

I don't know what tree it is and also no knowledge of why it has those markings, all my books say nothing and picture solid red head ???
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