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This Rainbow Lorikeet was outside my computer room window chatting to himself, so I started talking to him, and we had a 2 minute conversation. It was just the most amazing feeling. I thought he was going to come through the window, he kept hopping closer, and was cocking his head listening to me. It is the very first time I have seen one up close here, in my yard, in the Lower Blue Mountains Australia

Rainbow Lorikeet.. Even though they are considered pests they are a work of art to look at and are actually quite friendly creatures. Their feathers have a range of different colors hence their name. They truly are a living rainbow with their green, blue, purple, red, orange and yellow feathers. The tips of their tongues have tiny hairs so that they can get the nectar out of fruits more easily. Rainbow Lorikeets grow to be about 30 centimeters, (12 inches), tall and are very fast fliers. They rest in trees in groups of hundreds and feed usually in groups of less than 20. ( Taken from AustralianFauna.com)

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:18.0 - 55.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 42.5 - 129.7 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Nov 2012 - 10:26 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Special 2 Minutes
Username:Lynniesefforts Lynniesefforts
Uploaded:19 Nov 2012 - 1:41 AM
Tags:Rainbow lorikeet, Wildlife / nature
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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 2Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
19 Nov 2012 - 1:54 AM

Accidentally have V1 and V2 the same.....Sad

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
19 Nov 2012 - 2:32 AM

Very nice sets of images well taken.
Allen, Smile

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debu
debu  4 India
19 Nov 2012 - 3:19 AM

Lovely set of colourful images.
debu

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Hermanus  1 South Africa
19 Nov 2012 - 3:31 AM

What a stunning bird to have visit !! Great photos Smile

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fotoboy  5 Togo
19 Nov 2012 - 4:12 AM

uh huh

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fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 5:46 AM

Very nice shots of this beautiful colour bird.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 - 5:54 AM

What a beauty! Grin
Magnificent colours on that bird and very well capured! IB

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Merbert
Merbert e2 Member 4Merbert vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM

Hi Lynnie,
Version one is my favourite.
While I think this is quiet a nice shot, it could do with a little bit of improvement.
There is allot of distraction from the Lorikeet happening and it is placed right in the centre of the picture.
I know you where on the long end of your lens, so I think a crop and blurring some of the background will help to get the attention back onto the star of the picture.
I uploaded a modification of what I think shows what I mean.
Hope it helps and thanks for sharing.
Norbert
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Last Modified By Merbert at 19 Nov 2012 - 8:43 AM

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 2Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
19 Nov 2012 - 9:03 AM

Thank you Norbert Grin,,,that looks so much better... I dont have a lens other than what came attached to the camera.. I will look into being able to play with backgrounds...thank you again...I love it..LynnieGrin

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banehawi Critique Team 9708 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2668 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 3:38 PM

Because I wish I could see a Lorikeet outside my window, Ive uploaded a mod so I can imagine one!

Nice shot, - slightly over sharp, but it gets the message across.


regards


Willie

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 2Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
19 Nov 2012 - 9:09 PM

Thank you Willie, and it IS wonderful to have a lorikeet outside the window

cheers, Lynnie Grin

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