The Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian Finch, Gould's Finch or the Rainbow Finch, is a colourful passerine bird endemic to Australia. There is strong evidence of a continuing decline, even at the best-known site near Katherine in the Northern Territory. Large numbers are bred in captivity, particularly in Australia. (From Wikipedia)
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ikeharel (69765) 2014-07-10 7:14
Elegant posture of the tiny bird, like it was modeling for you on-demand, Eleu.
Its colors look stunning, and amazing what natrure had done to her...
CLODO (33980) 2014-07-10 9:57
Amazing bold colors for this live bird, should be an advertissement for colored inks!
holmertz (51100) 2014-07-10 11:23
This bird is just incredible, looking almost unreal. How on earth could such colors develop? This is perfectly captured on a semi-profile and the light is very good.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-10 12:35
What a fantastic capture of this amazing bird! Really great presentation taken with superb DOF and sharpness to build a very nice presentation.
emka (95073) 2014-07-10 23:23
Hello Eleu, How colourful is this bird. Fantastic picture, so sharp, clear, with marvelous colours. Was it made in kind of zoo? I was in Katherine in Australia but haven't seen them there at large. So cute. Perfect capture. Thanks for sharing.
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fabbs99 (17133) 2014-07-10 23:57
Beautiful image of the Gouldian Finch.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
Sergiom (77253) 2014-07-11 6:49
Quelle belle photo animalière. Cet oiseau est très très coloré. Il est d'une très belle netteté et j'aime beaucoup le flou de l'arrière plan.
ChrisJ (112259) 2014-07-11 9:42
I think I have only seen this bird in North Queensland. It used to be common across northern Australia. This link might interest you. I have no idea why the population has declined. Trapping, ddt, climate change? http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=413
Anyway a colourful shot of this Australian bird with good sharpness and shallow dof. Tfs!
Cricri (117853) 2014-07-11 12:51
Oh quel bel oiseau de toutes les couleurs, superbe prise avec un excellent DOF, belle lumière et cadrage
Sonata11 (33763) 2014-07-11 20:44
Hello Eleu, gorgeous a little bird so colorful. Love it. Best regards, Barbara
abmdsudi (52963) 2014-07-12 5:50
This beautiful little fella is easy prey to predators due to being so colourful and what a brilliant bird - I wonder how long did it take for the paint to dry!!! lol. Wish we have some like that floating around, just a blaze of colours. Brilliant capture you must be so pleased with this as much as we do. Congrats
jacquest (18927) 2014-07-12 11:11
This very colorful bird stands well against the blurred background with a very good sharpness of it's details.
mirosu (16041) 2014-07-13 5:27
Superb snapshot. Thanks to the soft light the bird's colourful plumage is rendered incredibly well, with great feather detail, and it's also lovely and sharp. I particularly like the differential focus, with the bird standing out against well blurred background. Excellent bird photo!!
Very well done.
Silvio1953 (140700) 2014-07-13 6:03
Ciao Eleu, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (45027) 2014-07-27 10:31
You have a big series of birds.This is another beautiful one, so colourful! Very good light and focus!