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Old Aug 3, 2010, 6:12 PM   #1
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Thought I do one post of only the Lorikeets I shot at the zoo last weekend.
they are such pretty birds and quite a personality too.







This poor guy must have been molting but, I took his picture because the boy facing him would put up his hand and say, give me 5 and the Lori would put up his foot!








OK, this isn't a Lorikeet but, its the only shot I have of this species so I thought I put it up. To me, he looks like he is trying to look innocent...
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 6:12 AM   #2
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I really love #s 1,2 & 4 - without any visible zoo infrastructure. Especially #2 - great pose ! I'd probably crop that as an 8x10 to lose some of the excess at the sides.
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The colors on lorikeets are always so great. Nicely done.

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Saw lots of these in the wild on my trip but only got close to them once. They are beautiful birds and you did them justice.

Nice work GW!

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Old Aug 4, 2010, 4:29 PM   #5
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Thank you guys, I really enjoyed them.
Kev, I agree with you on cropping #2. Perhaps I cropped it too much but, #4 is what I came up with fro an 8X12.
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Aaaahh, so beautiful! The last one is an Eclectus parrot. It's special in one respect where it differs from most birds but resembles humans: the female are more attractive to look at. This is a female, the male are almost entirely green. There are a number of subspecies, can't tell for sure which one this is.

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Aaaahh, so beautiful! The last one is an Eclectus parrot. It's special in one respect where it differs from most birds but resembles humans: the female are more attractive to look at. This is a female, the male are almost entirely green. There are a number of subspecies, can't tell for sure which one this is.

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sure is, i actually own one of these
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Thank you Kjell, that explains why I couldn't find it on the zoo's web site, it only showed the male. I never would have guessed it!
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Oops... hit the post twice.
I shouldn't try to watch the news and post replies at the same time...

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Really rich colors, great feather detail, and some amazing birds!
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