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Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-15 4:03
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
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Janice (Jancie) and I went to the Auckland Zoo yesterday and we watched this colourful wee guy eating half an apple. You can see he is still chewing some, but has some left-overs on top of his beak. Thanks for looking.

Rainbow Lorikeet

Region: Australasia

Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Genus: Loriinae

Scientific Name: Loriinae sp.

Description: Lories are pigeon-sized, stocky members of the parrot family. Legs are short and stocky; beaks are typically parrot-like, their size and shape varying slightly with each genera as does the shape and contour of the tail. The Chattering and Black Capped Lories (Lorius) tend to have short and slightly rounded tails; the Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus) tend to have narrower tails graduating to a point. Males and females look alike. Lorikeets do not lend themselves easily to a generalized description. They are often island and area specific in size and colouring, depending on the presence of predators and the nature of forest features where they evolved.

Rainbow Lorikeets: Length – 25-30 cm Weight – 100-157 g
Chattering Lory: Length – 30 cm
Black Capped Lory: Length – 31 cm Weight – 198 – 260 g

The above obtained from http://torontozoo.com/Animals/details.asp?AnimalId=380


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 1:55 p.m.
Date: 14th November 2005
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/250
F-Stop: F/7.1
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-15 4:12]
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Veeeery colorfull bird Pam. Looks cute with its opened beak and joyfull eye. I hope you had wonderfull time!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-15 4:46]

Nice one Pam, very clear and sharp. I love the colours. You captured him so well, even his eye stands out. As Greg says, his "joyful eye". Good job! I'll delete mine now :(
Good day, wasn't it?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-15 4:50]

Wow ! What a wonderful and interesting colored bird that you have very well captured ! I also appreciate the colored title in frame ;-) Congratulations Pam and thanks for sharing.

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  • Shaver (100)
  • [2005-11-15 5:59]

This is a truely outstanding photo of an interesting subject. Thanks for sharing.

Just points

Very nice profile capture Pam. Perfect color and sharp detail seen in the eye of this beautifully colored bird. An excellent note.
Well done & Thank You!

Good light, nice colors, perfect focus showing a lot of details on the bird's head.
Excellent shot

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-11-15 8:42]

Beautiful bird; vivid colors and very nice background. The frame works very well.
Very good job.

Lovely shot!
Everything is perfect here and colours are simply beautiful.
The colourfull title on the frame looks great.
I like it very much.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-11-15 13:30]

Pam, this is very beautiful and colorful.

Great and vivid shades, excellent composition and pov.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-15 13:59]

wau beautiful portrait
very nice colors good work

Great portrait shot Pam, excellent sharpness and fantastic colours, well captured too. Thanks for posting.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-11-15 15:24]

Hi Pam,
excellent photo and bird. Unusual colours as rainbow palette. Good note and composition. I like it a lot.

Nice shot Pam,
A short vist. I'm not feeling very lively tonight.
Well worth a big green smiley.
Thanks for posting. Nice detail in the eye.

Beaucoup de couleurs, beaux détails, joli encadrement. Bien fait!

Wow!The colours and sharpness in your uploads are brilliant...
Well done...


Hi Pam, nice sharp portrait well exposed. There is excellent details in its head. DOF is superbe for the BG, but a bit shallow for bird's sholder. Even you title is colorful ;o)
Great picture and TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-16 2:25]

Hello Pam!
Excellent portrait.Sharpness,vivid colors,POV,clear details,catchlight in eyes,funny pose and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Pam,

Beautiful composition, with amazing colors, fantastic eye detail and presentation.

Great job, thank you.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-11-16 7:32]

Hello Pam,
Excellent portrait,
Details are sharp, colors are also fantastic.TFS:)

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-11-19 15:02]

Hi Pam

Thanks for sharing this one. I used it for drawing lessons. Kids loved it.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-26 19:43]

Hi Pam.
Very nice close up, colors and details beatiful.
Congratulations Pam.

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