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The getaway

By KangaGal
A scaly-breasted lorikeet making a break for it. These birds are also garden visitors although this was taken on a flowering bush next to an estate.
I don't know what people will think of this. Maybe it would be impressive if I could admit I got this effect on purpose. I was just lucky (or not!) - I tend to shoot birds on high speed and this one decided to take off when I'd pressed the shutter on what I thought was a still pose. So, pure chance folks - no skill - drat!. ;.(
Thanks for yesterdays interest and comments.

Tags: Wildlife Bird Lorikeet Wildlife and nature Scaly-breasted

Voters: MNPHOTO, whiteswan01, goso and 31 more

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whiteswan01 13 13 England
15 Aug 2008 12:59AM
wow impact great shot love it
goso 15 2 1 Australia
15 Aug 2008 1:14AM
It's a good shot no matter what happened Jenny - All I get around here are maggies, crows, and a few parrots. I'm no good with black birds because their eyes don't show (for me), and the parrots are too bloody fast for me....Bill
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
15 Aug 2008 1:21AM
another lovely capture...
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
15 Aug 2008 1:43AM
What a lovely image, great action shot.
chuckspics 14 14 United States
15 Aug 2008 2:36AM
neve admit to the facts mame::its stupendious, Chuck
cjl47 13 5 3 England
15 Aug 2008 6:09AM
Obviously the bird was a pro and knew whar ro do for a great shot.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 7:01AM
Nice one Jenny.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 7:24AM
Lovely movement detail light and tones and composition.
SPARROWHALL 13 26 England
15 Aug 2008 8:02AM
very nice. Like the feeling of movement .

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
15 Aug 2008 8:47AM
Great movement
Dee73 13 England
15 Aug 2008 9:54AM
great shot, superb colours, love it.

ringyneck 14 315 18 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 11:16AM
...heads spot on though.

gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 12:27PM
Action shot,nice detail in the head...I like it
15 Aug 2008 4:08PM
Great shot, well presented
thanks for your last comments.
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 4:09PM
what a great capture Jenny, really well done

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
15 Aug 2008 5:46PM
Nicely captured, Jenny...deliberate or not!
TrevB Smile
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 6:23PM
Love the movement in this take some really original shots that are so interesting.
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
15 Aug 2008 6:39PM
Super capture, love the colours and blur of the wings.
JohnH37 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 7:28PM
Great capture!
rosiebobo 13 4 1 England
15 Aug 2008 7:30PM
Lovely colours and action Jenny..
Looks like he is flying right at you.
susanbarton 13 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 11:30PM
super shot I hoe you ducked!!

Frase 13 Scotland
16 Aug 2008 12:10AM
Brilliant shot.
sillygirl 13 9 Sweden
16 Aug 2008 9:51AM
This is a fantastic shot, love it, and it doesnt matter how you got it Grin because you did. well done.
KangaGal 13 66 Australia
17 Aug 2008 6:59AM
Thankyou everyone for your interest and comments.
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
18 Aug 2008 9:22PM
Love the movement you captured in this, a cracking capture...

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