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~Musk Lorikeet~

~Musk Lorikeet~
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Copyright: Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 6 N: 363] (1258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon Ef 90-300mm 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-15 22:48
Viewed: 3536
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo on the weekend when I visited my sister in Lockleys, South Australia. My sister lives near Linear Park.

The Torrens Linear Park was completed in 1997 as the first of its kind developed in Australia where it is the largest hills-to-coast park. It began as a flood mitigation scheme along the River Torrens running from the Adelaide Hills to the sea. Cyclists and walkers can use a trail that runs the length of the park, from Gorge Road, in Athelstone in the North east, through the Northern Parklands of Adelaide city to the river mouth at Henley Beach in the west. The river runs past many notable landmarks including the Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Botanic Park, The Festival Theatre and Elder Park.
From Wikipedia

Musk Lorikeet- Glossopsitta concinna:

Arriving unexpectedly, Musk Lorikeets provide a fascinating sight as they suddenly create the illusion of a bush scene in the heart of a busy suburban street. Their screeching and chattering as they fly between blossoming trees is an incongruous sound when heard above the noise of traffic.

Mainly bright green, they have a red forehead and cheek patches which extend behind the eyes. The nape is brownish.

Musk Lorikeets are found in coastal south-eastern Australia and Tasmania.

DISTRIBUTION: Sydney (uncommon), Canberra (uncommon), Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide.

LENGTH: 220 mm


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Hi Deb,
Well captured shot of this Lorikeet! Beautiful vivid colours, and he looks lovely against the green foliage of the gum. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hi Debbie,
what a colourful bird you given us today ,one of which I have never before seen until now.Given how long your exposure is,I'm surprised that this bird isn't overexposed it does look a little blurred,did you take this one hand held?Tfs, Keep'em coming. Bob

Hello Debbie,
Nice to see this colourful bird in its natural habitat!
I have no idea what nature had on the m ind when composing this colour palette...
Well framed subject!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Bonjour Debbie
Excellente prise en portrait de ce beau perroquet dans son bel environnement.
Les couleurs sont éclatantes et la netteté est parfaite. Félicitations pour la qualité.

Merci et au revoir...JP

This is a nice shot with great color. I do think your shutter speed was too slow for the movement of the Lorikeet. It sounds like a nice park with lots of photo ops.

Evelynn : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-16 21:49]

Hello Debbie

I wish we had beautiful exotic birds like that around.wonderful colours caught in a lovely natural setting.Well seen .TFS


Hello Deb! :)

Oh, I love seeing this fellow in his natural habitat! Really vibrant colours and the POV is wonderful too. Thanks so much for sharing, keep them coming!


Magnifique jeu de couleurs dans les verts et rouges, superbe composition.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-04-18 0:24]
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Hello Debbie!
Nice capture! I see that the bird is not really sharp.. I did some photos of some lorikeets a few days ago as well, but I have been in trouble with my no IS lens. I see that you have the same problem shotting your 300. Am I right? I was thinking about Canon, Sigma and Tamron before to buy my lens and I understood that there are not great differences if we don´t compare to a IS lens... well, a expensive IS lens...
I think we must shot with lots of light and higher ISO to set high speed, or a tripod.

Un joli camouflage pour ce joyeux oiseau.
Bonne journée.

Hi Debbie,
Whata alovely bird you have here. Slightly off-sharp although the foliage in front of it is pin sharp. Try setting your camera on 'spot' metering and focus on the eye. This would also put the eye in the centre of the photo so it would make it look as though the bird had some space to go - forward. You may need to crop a little after.
You are certainly where there is some colourful nature to photograph. TFS.
Keep it up.

Very nice shot.
Good pov and very lovely colors and natural BG.

Nice shot.framing with the nature looks better.

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