One of a flock of Rainbow Lorikeets which are one of the most common native birds around Sydney bush areas. This one is around 30cm tall. Natural colour not enhanced at all.
The Rainbow Lorikeet is very colourful. Almost every colour of the rainbow is found on the feathers of the rainbow lorikeet. They are not large birds, with a Rainbow Lorikeets length ranging from 25-30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, and with a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in). They vary significantly in colouration between the numerous subspecies. Their markings of the best known subspecies T. h. moluccanus are particularly striking: A dark blue or violet-blue head and stomach, a bright green back, tail and vent, and an orange breast and beak. Several subspecies have darker scalloped markings across the orange or red breast and the Weber's Lorikeet (T. h. weberi) is predominantly green. Wikipedia.
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charlotte_iona (1108) 2009-04-08 2:13
Nicely composed and great colour! But it could do with a bit more contrast (I think you've lightened it?), to make the darks dark.
serp2000 (29158) 2009-04-08 2:49
Fine bird! Nice colours, interesting information. TFS!
Lay (26) 2009-04-08 15:01
Wonderful Lorikeet, i love birds and this one it is very nice, good macro and Pov. Well done, congrats.
pierrefonds (48321) 2009-04-09 5:00
The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the rainbow lorikeet. The branches and the leaves are framing well the bird. The intensity of the light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
ribeiroantonio (22618) 2009-04-10 20:19
These are very common here were we live in QLD. They come to have a feed in our back yard.
The POV is great and very close. However, I would say that it lacks a bit of colours. They, the lorikeets, are much brighter than this.