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.
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.