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Posted By: MoeRoadKill, 01-16-2011, 11:46 PM

guess it was my lucky day today (a few were taking from yesterday too) a whole flock of parrots, i guess, flew into my backyard and around the street i didnt get any in a group bit of a bummer but i got some good individual ones

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okay iv never seen a bird do this before. please tell me if you have, btw its not dead it was sunbaking? only way i can explain it, but after 1 minute or so it flew off and was fine.









i do apologize if i posted too much, i had so many to chose from
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01-17-2011, 01:43 AM   #2
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Nice series moe, you worked hard on it and it shows, tree-top parrots not easy
to do, get a kick out of them, have nothing like it here. Birds will take sunbaths
from time to time, loosens up tight clinging parasites, will often bathe in dust or water
afterwards. Some actually take pieces of citrus fruits among other things and rub themselves
with it as a repellant, seen common grackles here do it with orange peels.
its called "Anting"
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Nice captures. In my area, there are no birds like that, while grackles are common orange peals are scarce. Generally blue ointment appears the cure of choice, from things I over-heard.
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Love the fifth one. You did well considering the lighting you had to work with.

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Good captures. The first ones are rainbow lorikeets and the second one looks like a juvenile wattle bird.

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thats for all your comments,
richard you are correct i got my mums bird book out to have a look what they were

it wa
QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
Birds will take sunbaths
from time to time, loosens up tight clinging parasites, will often bathe in dust or water
afterwards. Some actually take pieces of citrus fruits among other things and rub themselves
with it as a repellant, seen common grackles here do it with orange peels.
its called "Anting"
haha thanks, I'v never seen a bird do such a thing before. very interesting though.

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Love the fifth one. You did well considering the lighting you had to work with.
thanks, for me i always find i shoot better on overcast days, weather its me or the camera who knows
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I just love shooting birds i think its the challenge i get from it. kind of a cat a mouse game :P
here are some more from my girlfriends house











not quite sure what happened to this on its very saturated

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Some good ones there mate.
Did well under some difficult lighting conditions.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MoeRoadKill Quote
I just love shooting birds i think its the challenge i get from it. kind of a cat a mouse game :P
here are some more from my girlfriends house
I'm sure you know those are rose-breasted cockatoos aka galahs I've found them to be a bit shy when I point a big lens at them, so you did well.

I'm not a bird expert, BTW. You're getting close to the end of my repertoire

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