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Bird on a stick

By TrevBatWCC    
On my travels around Keukenhof Gardens I spotted a large octagonal cage housing 2 or 3 of these brightly coloured birds flying around - I've no idea what species it was, maybe some EPZer can identify it. I almost gave up trying to get a shot, as they were constantly flying around and the size of the holes being only about 5cm square didn't help, but got as close to the netting as I could and shot at a wide aperture to throw the netting out of focus. This chap kindly stopped on a branch and posed for me, whilst I focussed and framed him! Smile

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Netherlands Bird Gardens Keukenhof Pets and captive animals Tropical bird

Voters: peterjay80, Chinga, drbird and 34 more

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Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2018 11:40AM
Excellent capture Trev! Beautiful and colourful...
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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Apr 2018 12:42PM
Easy if you speak Dutch!!! SmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2018 1:04PM
ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
8 Apr 2018 1:39PM
It looks like a red winged parrot from Australia I think Trevor...your photo doesn’t show his back feathers which are normally blue.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
8 Apr 2018 1:43PM

Quote:It looks like a red winged parrot from Australia I think Trevor...your photo doesn’t show his back feathers which are normally blue.
Thanks for that info Colleen Smile
Trev Smile
8 Apr 2018 2:01PM
Beautiful colours
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2018 2:10PM
Sure is a colourful one Trev.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2018 2:16PM
Very well done though the netting Trev.
Have tried this many times without much success.
Kate Grin
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
8 Apr 2018 2:25PM
A beautiful bird, love the red wing.
8 Apr 2018 2:50PM
terrific colors
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
8 Apr 2018 2:55PM
Your patience paid off, Trev: lovely shot of this beautifully plumaged bird.
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2018 4:52PM
....but a very colourful bird on a stick Trev WinkWinkWink
8 Apr 2018 5:37PM
He is lovely and super colours too.

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
8 Apr 2018 7:42PM
a great and colourful capture
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Apr 2018 7:46PM
Great shot Trev. Hate the title.
11 10 10 England
8 Apr 2018 8:51PM
You over came difficulty and got a super shot Trev.
8 Apr 2018 9:36PM
It was worth the effort. This is a beautifully coloured bird Trev. Pam
9 Apr 2018 10:05PM
Stunning colours Trev, great shot..Lin
Excellent capture, especially through the wire, Trev.

Techno Plus
11 5.4k 8 England
10 Apr 2018 10:37AM
Pin sharp too...Nice one, Trev
18 Apr 2018 11:55PM
Superb detail, Trev.


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