Crimson Rosella

Platycercus elegans.

Shot from my veranda just minutes ago. Full frame (no crop).

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 28th January 2014, This photo: 9:40am

Comments

  • _honez said:
    That's a bit cruel David. :->
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Wow! Crimson Rosellas aren't so blue down our way.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/_honez] :P
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/apurdam] They vary a bit, but this one was quite blue. The pale-headed ones aren't (officially all the rosellas were re-classified as Crimson Rosellas a few years back and just given different morphs which I personally think is a bit weird, but hey, I'm not a taxonomist).
  • LizS-B said:
    One of the most beautiful shots I've seen of these birds David!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizs-b] Thanks :) Helped that he was pretty close so I could fill most of the frame with him.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Ah, so when you said no crop, you weren't talking about the bird.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/apurdam] hahaha, no, not the bird ;-)