<< Previous Next >>

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2008-03-11
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposição: f/8, 1/180 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Birds of Australia 2 [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2008-07-08 4:48
Visto: 5160
Pontos: 14
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
I shot this Rainbow Lorikeet through my (closed) bedroom window. He was feeding on a flowering palm tree. Rainbow Lorikeets are quite common in the Sydney region and a few pairs live in the neighbourhood, but this was the first time they had been in my small yard and given me an opportunity to shot them.
Rainbow Lorikeets are distributed throughout eastern and south-eastern Australia. They are found in a wide variety of habitats including open woodland, dense moist forests and urban gardens. They feed predominantly on nectar and have brush-tipped tongues that help extract the nectar from and floral source they can find. They are usually found in pair or family groups, occasionally congregating in flocks of hundreds to several thousand during the localised flowering of some eucalypt species. They can be attracted to garden feeders and become quite tame in a short period of time. In their natural environment they are highly nomadic, flying hundreds of kilometres as they search for suitable flowering plants.

maurydv, boreocypriensis, ramthakur, Argus, JORAPAVI, rousettus marcou esta nota como útil
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Adicionar Critique [Críticas - Normas] 
Apenas registered os membros registados no TrekNature podem escrever críticas. Porque não registar-se desde já?
Tem que estar registado para iniciar colocar uma mensagem.

Critiques [Translate]

Simpatica ed inusuale composizione per questo bellissimo e coloratissimo pappagallo, buona definizione, molto bello il contrasto dei colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi Chris, perfect capture of this cute Rainbow Loriket sitting on a palm tree vertically. Wonderful colurs and framing my friend! TFS.


What a fortunate man you are to shoot this beautiful bird through your brdroom window, Chris!
The bird hanging up-side-down between those lovely strands of palm flowers looks extremely attractive.
Thanks and regards.

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-07-09 12:12]

Hello Chris,
Though these Rainbow Lorrikeets are often to be seen they usually get involved with the flowers and vegeation where they feed so that taking a good shot them is not easy.
Great that you could take this one with good sharpness on the contrasting light-coloured palm flowers in your garden with just the right exposure and from a fine POV.
In, fact this is one of the best shots that I have seen of this species and TFS!

Hola Chris,
Preciosa composición de esta bellísima ave, magnífica luz, color con excelente definición. Saludos
José Ramón

Very beautiful shot with excellent colours. The upside down perspective looks vry interesting and eye catching. Also the flowers make a border around the bird which looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

hello Chris
I met now this great capture among your great posts. Model super with colorful plumage and lovely face. Timing perfect to capture eyes contact. Sharp focus, especially on its head section great. Colors and light also superb. nice to read good informative. Thanks for sharing this beauty. have a nice week.

Calibration Check