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Thank you for your votes and kind comments and to Prabhas for his UA, all much appreciated.

Yesterday afternoon late we went to watch the grandson play cricket, his school won. I heard a lot of chirping on the field behind us and discovered this group of galah's. They are so pretty with their pink and grey colours. It was quite difficult to get close to them without frightening them away. I think the one was a mother feeding her youngster.
We have moved to a hotel closer to the City for a few days (a nice rest from the grandkids)

P.S The English cricket team are staying in our hotel, I said hello to Graham Swann...

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Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
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Date Taken:20 Dec 2013 - 6:53 PM
Focal Length:270mm
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Title:Birds of a feather.....
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:21 Dec 2013 - 5:12 AM
Tags:Australian galah, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:21 AM

Lovely pictures, Colleen.
Don't get too friendly with the cricket team - they'll have you opening the batting.
Give them a good talking to from me.

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:25 AM

Beautiful birds, Colleen.
Say 'Hello' to Graham for me...Smile

Simon

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
21 Dec 2013 - 5:28 AM

Lovely galahs Colleen, I dont see them here... V3 is a standout for me Grin beautiful Grin

Lynette Grin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:28 AM


Quote: Beautiful birds, Colleen.
Say 'Hello' to Graham for me...Smile

Simon

I did....says he doesn't know youGrinGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:49 AM

Lovely series featuring these enchanting creatures. 2 & 3 are magic.

Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 171 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:51 AM

A really lovely set Colleen, what was the adult bird feeding them on?
Don't mention the Cricket.... disaster Sad
Ray

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:02 AM


Quote: A really lovely set Colleen, what was the adult bird feeding them on?
Ray

Worms I think Ray....she was digging in the grass and then hopping over to the screaming child...GrinGrin

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:18 AM

I've never heard of these. Very pretty birds! Superb shots, Colleen. Vs 2 and 3 are my favourites without a doubt SmileSmile

Andrew

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:26 AM

Such beautiful birds, Colleen, and how wonderful to see them living free, and not in cages, as so many are shipped around the world for the pet trade. Carol

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 6:33 AM

Lovely to see adult feeding the young Colleen great shots
Rob

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 7:10 AM

Lovely set Colleen. Rather see them than watch cricket. Continue to enjoy your trip. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

MichaelMelb_AU
21 Dec 2013 - 7:17 AM

Galahs.. Cheeky parrots they are. Never try to feed them from hand - they don't see much difference between a fruit piece and a fingerGrin Love numbers 1 and 3, beautiful images. Thanks for sharing them!

viscostatic
21 Dec 2013 - 7:23 AM

Beautiful photographs of beautiful birds Colleen. They seem such characters. Not really much of a cricket fan living in a country that is seldom dry enough to play the game. Used to enjoy watching it on the BBC in the old days when every match ended in a draw but recent developments in the game have put me off.

Phil.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 7:26 AM

Very pretty indeed Colleen, I hope you are enjoying your stay...

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
21 Dec 2013 - 7:45 AM

Lovely captures of a fun bird! They make a great noise when feeding there youngSmileSmileSmile

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
21 Dec 2013 - 7:46 AM

V3 is the loveliest. Very adorable images.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
21 Dec 2013 - 8:02 AM

Morning Colleen ! A lovely set of these lovely birds !! Some serious maternal care taking place there Smile Just finished a 60 km trip down the Breede river with kayaks and today a friend from France comes to visit for a few days - so no photozine for a few more days. Just thought I'd pop in quickly to see what is cooking Smile The Proteas are heading for troubled waters against India here Sad

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:22 AM


Quote: Lovely series featuring these enchanting creatures. 2 & 3 are magic.

My thoughts exactly, Colleen - a wonderful set!

Richard

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 8:26 AM

We have room at our house for all 4 of these beautiful birds............GrinGrinGrinGrin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

Brilliant images V2& V3 are lovely,

Ali Smile

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
21 Dec 2013 - 9:15 AM

V3 for me Colleen, I love Galahs, they are beautiful, grey on the ground and a pink cloud in the sky. In the outback when lonely women had a time to speak to each other, by radio, from the different stations it was called "Galah Hour" as galahs make quite a din chatting all the time they are together.

Harriet

Last Modified By HarrietH at 21 Dec 2013 - 9:19 AM
brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 10:03 AM

Great set of Galah images,my favourite is V3 Colleen

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
21 Dec 2013 - 11:01 AM

Funny looking birds ! Never seen before! Beautiful images , very well taken! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:08 AM

A lovely set
Ju

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:27 AM

A great set Colleen, lovely looking birdsSmile

Cliff

AlexAppleby
21 Dec 2013 - 11:30 AM

One of my (many) favourite Australian birds! Well spotted.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 11:49 AM

So pretty.
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Last Modified By SlowSong at 21 Dec 2013 - 11:49 AM
williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 12:20 PM

a classy shot.

billy

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 12:24 PM

You did well to capture a whole 'clutch' of these Colleen.
I've got two single galah images but not nearly as good I'd have liked.
they are wonderfully colourful.
I like Harriet's story.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 2:09 PM

Colourful birds indeed Colleen !!
Good set.
Mick.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 - 2:28 PM

Great set Colleen, love V3 the kissing couple. Have a great Christmas.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
brian

digital_boi
21 Dec 2013 - 2:51 PM

a wee winning set Colleen with V2/3 a nose ahead

Graham

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 3:02 PM

This is a great set of these birds I have never before seen, Colleen.

Peter

Last Modified By handlerstudio at 21 Dec 2013 - 3:02 PM
TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 3:27 PM

They look much lovelier than the pigeons we have around here! Wink A great set, Colleen, and V3 just has to be my fave too Smile
Trev Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 3:47 PM

Beautiful bird images, Colleen ! V2 is my favorite!
Regards,
George

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:28 PM

Beautiful Colleen, such a pretty colour. Wishing you, hubby and family a wonderful Christmas GrinGrin

Kathryn

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 4:44 PM

A so very well observed, composed, exposed and captured set of ornithological images with superb detail and wonderfully eye catching colour Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 5:47 PM

Beautiful birds and very well captured. I love V3WinkGrin
Ryan

jacquig
21 Dec 2013 - 6:08 PM

So pretty; they look like they are constantly smiling; and what headgear! All really beautiful captures, and v3 particularly stands out for me - perfect timing. Have a lovely Christmas. Smile
Jacqui

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 - 7:02 PM

Beautiful set, love them allSmile

Eileen

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 7:18 PM

This is a brilliant set Colleen of some lovely birdsSmile
NettaSmile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 7:19 PM

Great details captured here Colleen
Lovely images
Lillian

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2013 - 10:38 PM

A wonderful detailed set Colleen.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..Lin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 9:33 AM

A lovely cheery set Colleen.

John Smile

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2013 - 1:20 PM

Are these belong to intelligent Cacatoose ?

Mike_Young
23 Dec 2013 - 5:54 PM

Excellent shots, V3 and 4 are my faves

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2013 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful and fun to see these pretty birds.
(Give those cricketers a clip round the ear from me for
being so rubbish !)

B. Wink

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 4:57 PM

Certainly more appealing than Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke that is for sure!WinkGrin A really super set of images of these colourful birds with v3 being my favourite

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Dec 2013 - 11:03 PM

great to see a young galah, what amazing colours

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