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A Special 2 Minutes

By Lynniesefforts  
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

Tags: Wildlife and nature Rainbow lorikeet

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19 Nov 2012 2:32AM
Very nice sets of images well taken.
Allen, Smile
debu 7 India
19 Nov 2012 3:19AM
Lovely set of colourful images.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Nov 2012 3:31AM
What a stunning bird to have visit !! Great photos Smile
19 Nov 2012 4:12AM
uh huh
19 Nov 2012 5:46AM
Very nice shots of this beautiful colour bird.

Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 5:54AM
What a beauty! Grin
Magnificent colours on that bird and very well capured! IB
Merbert Plus
7 5 1 Australia
19 Nov 2012 8:35AM
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.
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
banehawi Plus
13 1.6k 3705 Canada
19 Nov 2012 3:38PM
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.


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

cheers, Lynnie Grin

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