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Pretty Polly

By butterflydiva72    
The colourful Princess Parrot, Polytelis alexandrae, is an Australian bird of the parrot family. Its name was given in honour of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Wales Edward VII and eventually became the Queen of England. Other names for the species include: Queen Alexandra Parrot (or Parakeet), Alexandra's Parakeet, Princess of Wales Parakeet, Rose-throated Parakeet, and Spinifex Parrot. Their plumage is mostly green with a pink throat, bluish crown and rump, and bright green shoulders.

Tags: Birds Close-up and macro Parrots Wildlife and nature

Voters: RonnieAG, lesliea, cantona43 and 12 more

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RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 12:30AM
A beautifully coloured parrot, captured here in exquisite detail in portrait form.
8 Feb 2012 12:37AM
Thank you Ronnie. Havent heard from you in a while. Hope you're well and thank you for your kind words.
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 2:24AM
what a stunning capture the plumage detail is pin sharp
8 Feb 2012 2:41AM
Thank you Neil. I am quite proud of myself for this shot.
ugly Plus
14 9 57 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 7:26AM
A top image here...
Very very sharp..
Nice DOF....
A good macro image...
Well done...

8 Feb 2012 7:45AM
Thank you Dave!
bobsblues 12 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 7:56AM
Excellent colours and texture on this macro shot it makes you want to feel it '
8 Feb 2012 8:04AM
Gosh thank you so much Rob!
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
8 Feb 2012 10:16AM
A superb close-up, you have captured some amazing colour and detail in the plumage, what a beautiful parrot. Carol
8 Feb 2012 10:36AM
Oh thank you very much Carol. It is such a pretty bird isnt it. I love the pink feathers best!
posty57 14 6 2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 1:14PM
The colour and detail is astonishing, but I really feel sorry for the poor thing.....must be confusing working out what it's name is Wink

Oliverpants 13 2 2 England
8 Feb 2012 4:25PM
Gosh this is really fabulous, the feather detail is outstanding and such unusual colours. Ann
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 4:28PM
Such delicate colours to this parrot, superb detail - Carole
8 Feb 2012 7:03PM
Thank you Barry, LOL.

It really is such a beautiful bird Ann, thank you so much.

Thank you kindly Carole.
8 Feb 2012 9:55PM
i love the colours an excellent shot well done
8 Feb 2012 10:20PM
Thank you Raymond.
9 Feb 2012 6:23AM
Wow! This is a superb macro shot! love the colors. Great clarity! ok... now I am jealous! LOL You have my award!
9 Feb 2012 6:30AM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Thank you SO much Brenda. This is my FIRST ever award!!

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