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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: 2006-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-31 4:39
Viewed: 4034
Points: 34
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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


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 5:03 p.m.
Date: 7th October 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/40
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hola Pam
Un gran retrato de este lorito, con una mirada que lo dice todo,
Un saludo

Bellissima foto, Pam!
L'uccello sta guardando dentro l'obiettivo...,
l'occhio perfettamente a fuoco, colori bellissimi!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-31 4:59]

Hello Pam,
Wonderful capture.I liked pose of lorikeet,vivid colors,framing,Bg and composition a lot.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-31 5:10]

Hi Pam,

Great shot,he looks like he does not want to be portraitet,seems a bit annoyed,well captured with good colors and sharpness,well done and tfs


Hi Pam,
a lovely shot of this colourful bird.
Good details, lovely colours and good POV.
I like the pose too.
Well done.

Now is the winter here.
A snow storm with wet snow passing right now, it may be a long winter ;-((

Hi Pam,

Great shot of Lori
exellent sharp and detailed vivid colours
nice POV and great DOF
nicely framed

TFS Thijs

Hi Pam,
How can you not love these guys! So colorful and noisy. Superb colors and detail in the plumage. A perfect OOF backround. This pose does make him look like he is trying to look mean.

what a lovely portrait,
the colours look beautiful. the pov is excellent. the bird is giving perfect pose for you to shoot. framing is beautiful and the title is even better.
very well done.

Lorsque l'on a la tête coïncée comme cela , on dit que l'on a un torticolis.
Bonne journée.

This fella has one stern looking stare, did you say something to upset him? ;) Excellent detail, good highlights in the plumage.


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  • akb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 4] (243)
  • [2006-10-31 10:17]

Hello Pam
Very very beautiful capture. I liked pose of lorikeet.colors and sharpness,well done and tfs.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-31 12:58]

Bonita captura Pam con agradable punto de vista, excelente colorido y buen DOF y foco, logrando una difusión pareja del fondo.
Me agrada el encuadre elegido con el ave apareciendo por uno de los vértices.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Nice capture Pam with pleasant point of view, excellent colors and good DOF and focus, achieving an even diffusion of the bottom.
I like the elected framing with the bird appearing for one of the vertexes.
Thank you and regards... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-31 13:05]

Hi Pam

What a great post captured here with this superbly colord lorikeet! Truely impressive feathers!
The POV is excellent and the DOF impecable, isolatin the subject so nice from the blurry BG.
Very nicely framed and composed, too.
Bravo and TFS

Hi Pam, great capture fantastic colors, great details, enchanting composition, very beautiful, ciao Silvio

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-31 18:33]

Hi Pam
Nice portrait shot.Nice pose he is giving you. Good colours, sgharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done Pam


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-11-01 4:48]

Very interesting shot cause of this funny look. Excellent details and presentation.
TFS Pam.

Bonjour Pam,
ceci est un très jolie portrait de ce bel oiseau, très coloré et bien détaillé. je peux voir chaque petit détail sur ses plumes , avec des notes très intéressantes.
merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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