Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  #1
More of black-hooded parakeets - I love these guys!
Lens: DA 16-85mm Camera: KP Photo Location: Loxahatchee, FL ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: CBM, 01-18-2022, 08:27 PM

I took a few shots of these guys yesterday - they put on quite a show, dropping from wire to wire on the power poles - long story short I went back today and bumped up the shutter speed to 1/1000 - unfortunately the 55-300 PLM jammed up and I had to switch over to my walk around 16-85, so a little grainy due to cropping (etc.) but you get a sense of the acrobatics these birds perform while entertaining the ground dwelers below - rewarded with a spot of poo on my bag for sticking around so long beneath them!

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX KP  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX KP  Photo 

Views: 367
01-18-2022, 09:21 PM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas Hill Country
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 11,346
Nice captures! Parrots/Parakeets have a knack for showing off their acrobatic skills.
01-18-2022, 10:04 PM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2019
Photos: Albums
Posts: 8,866
You got the acrobatics well captured--really a show-off!
Angky.
01-19-2022, 12:19 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Conway, Arkansas
Posts: 14,702
Bravo. Good performances from our winged friends. Nice catches and good captures.

01-19-2022, 08:25 PM   #5
CBM
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
CBM's Avatar

Join Date: May 2021
Location: Delray Beach, Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 377
Original Poster
Thanks Todd, Angky and Mike - will be back to these guys in the future... either with my repaired 55-300 PLM or maybe something better - will have to see what the budget allows!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
black-hooded parakeets, camera, parakeets i love, photo, wire
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Black-hooded parakeet - foot in mouth - flossing his beak or cleaning his toes? CBM Post Your Photos! 3 01-17-2022 09:33 PM
Nature Black-hooded parakeets CBM Post Your Photos! 3 12-09-2021 06:18 PM
Abstract Flock of Orange Chinned Parakeets in Flight Urs Post Your Photos! 2 05-11-2021 07:40 PM
Rose ringed parakeets Sagnik Monthly Photo Contests 6 04-13-2018 08:31 AM
Nature Parakeets of London Zav Post Your Photos! 4 09-10-2012 01:18 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:55 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top