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.



    1. 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!

Comments are closed.