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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!

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Nice captures! Parrots/Parakeets have a knack for showing off their acrobatic skills.
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You got the acrobatics well captured--really a show-off!
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Bravo. Good performances from our winged friends. Nice catches and good captures.

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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!

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