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Lens: DA*300 f4 Camera: K5iis Photo Location: Canberra, Australia 
Posted By: RobG, 11-07-2014, 07:50 PM


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11-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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great capture Rob, not sure of the size, is this a Budgie?
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great capture Rob, not sure of the size, is this a Budgie?
Thanks! It's not much bigger than a Budgie, but it's a female Red-rumped Parrot. I've seen Budgies in the wild in Kings Canyon in NT, but didn't get photos. There's plenty of Red-rumped Parrots around the ACT. The male has some spectacular colour.
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yeah thanks Rob, I can see that now, It has somewhat more colour than the ones I see around here, ours are usually a very drab olive green all over, I have some photos of a pair somewhere ! they do love their grass seeds.
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yeah thanks Rob, I can see that now, It has somewhat more colour than the ones I see around here, ours are usually a very drab olive green all over, I have some photos of a pair somewhere ! they do love their grass seeds.
The ACT government seems to have decided not to cut the grass, so there's lots around - some almost as tall as me! I have quite a few photos of Red-rumped Parrots, but I haven't got a really good one of a male yet.
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A terrific photo, Rob. Very cool, indeed. I'm curious: what is "the ACT?"

Again, super photo, bud.

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A terrific photo, Rob. Very cool, indeed. I'm curious: what is "the ACT?". Again, super photo, bud.
Thanks Jer! Australia's capital is in it's own special territory, similar to the District of Columbia. It's called the Australian Capital Territory; ACT. So, nothing to do with the word "act".
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super photo and interesting looking bird

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Nice subtle green gradient with the feathers.
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nice bokeh
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super photo and interesting looking bird
Thanks! I'm going to go out this afternoon and see if there's others around.

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Nice subtle green gradient with the feathers.
Love that K5iis!

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nice bokeh
And I love that DA*300! Thanks all!
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Do you have much issue with moire without an AA filter?
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Do you have much issue with moire without an AA filter?
Nope. After 20,000 shutter releases I've seen very little evidence of problematic moire.

---------- Post added 09-11-14 at 07:37 PM ----------

In case anyone was wondering why they're called "Red-rumped Parrots", here's a male.

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Thanks Jer! Australia's capital is in it's own special territory, similar to the District of Columbia. It's called the Australian Capital Territory; ACT. So, nothing to do with the word "act".
Thanks, buddy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
Nope. After 20,000 shutter releases I've seen very little evidence of problematic moire.

---------- Post added 09-11-14 at 07:37 PM ----------

In case anyone was wondering why they're called "Red-rumped Parrots", here's a male.

That's good to hear. I briefly considered the k5 iis, but cost and reports of that particular issue kept me in K50 land. Though I've no doubt PP could deal with some extra moire handily.
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