Rainbow Lorakeet, Sydney AUS

Speaking  just recently of colour, birds, and great heights reminded my subconscious of something in my, ahem, photography collection: something in the same genre.  You know, the colourful-birds-at-great-heights genre that’s so familiar from the visual arts and literature.

What?!?  There isn’t such a genre?  Well, there should be.  I mean, look at this.

Upside-down rainbow lorakeet in a palm tree, eating seeds.

The best bird ever!  Seriously.

Coming from seriously northern climes and seriously late to birding, my requirements for colour in birds aren’t high: I’m thrilled with very little.  As a result, this rainbow lorakeet – just flying around, out in the open, in a park in Sydney, Australia –  put me beyond thrilled, into the I-can’t-believe-what-I’m-seeing category.

And getting a picture of it way over my head, with my camera on max zoom, was a highlight of my trip.  You know, thrilled with very little.  Maybe that’s not a genre either.  Maybe it should be.

 

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4 Responses to Rainbow Lorakeet, Sydney AUS

  1. Jim Robertson

    I’ve not seen them in the wild (yet), but I did go crazy photographing them when I first saw them in zoos in Florida.

    Nice capture Isabel

    • Isabel Gibson

      Jim R – Thanks! I was so excited just to see them – that flash of colour-on-the-wing is amazing. Then the sun was so bright I could hardly see the screen, so I wasn’t sure what I was getting. Those tress are tall!

  2. New title?
    Upside Down Under.

    Gorgeous, any way you look at it!