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Rainbow Lorikeet (114)
JoseMiguel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Rainbow Lorikeet or Trichoglossus haematodus

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, few days after arriving to Sydney, Australia.

After the very long trip, everything was new to me here, beginning by the birds around, I was amazed to see this awesome colorful birds flying freely from tree to tree, as well as the white cockatoos, perched just outside my hotelís window and making that loud and characteristic noise.

Handheld with IS, crop, some contrast adjustments and image size for TN.
On the WS you can see the whole bird into the frame.

Shutter speed: 1/125
Aperture value: F5.6
Focal length: 170mm
AF mode: AI Servo AF
Flash: On
ISO 400

The Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Australia, it is common along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas.

The Rainbow Lorikeet is very colourful as its name suggests. Almost every colour in the rainbow is used on the feathers of the rainbow lorikeet. They are not a huge bird with a Rainbow Lorikeets height ranging from 25-30 cm (9.8-11.8 in) in size, with a wingspan of about 17 cm (6.7 in) and vary significantly in colouration between the numerous subspecies.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Loriinae
Genus: Trichoglossus
Species: T. haematodus

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JoseMiguel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
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Edited by:joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)

Hi Jose Miguel,
here's what I did:

- Burned parts of the BG and body
- Used curves to add a bit more contrast
- Used Levels to brighten it slightly
- Reduced a bit of noise on the beak which appeared after I sharpened it
- Sharpened using Un-sharp Mask

I hope you like it!

Joe

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JoseMiguel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Whole body
Edited by:JoseMiguel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)

To better appreciate the whole bird into the frame.