Immature Rainbow Lorikeet

View all photos taken: Saturday, 21st June 2008, This photo: 4:21pm

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  • -Gadabout- said:
    you must have been really close for this shot...on a ladder by any chance? :P
    he looks wise for a young bird!
  • David de Groot said:
    I was indeed :) This was at a friends place and the neighbours put out feed for the lorikeets in the arvo. I setup about 2m away and waited for them to come down to eat.
    The neighbours dog decided it didn't like me on the other side of the fence so barked until the birds flew off. I decided to pack up then and let the birds eat in peace. And no, no ladder this time.
  • D'Arne, Ming & Jack said:
    Good one, Dave !
  • -Gadabout- said:
    2m...sweet :D
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Nice DOF, the warm colours make it look like early morning or late afternoon.
  • teejaybee said:
    I bet he was itchy...
    Love the late afternoon light
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ming :)
    Yep, these ones are semi-used to humans. Shame about the dog though.
    Late afternoon it was :)
    Itchy ? He'd just been hassled by an older male to the point of having to move to a branch further away from the feeder, thus I presume the slightly morose look.