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Larakeet
Camera: K10D Photo Location: Nashville Zoo @ Grassmere ISO: 1600 
Posted By: mediaslinky, 03-27-2010, 03:03 PM

Edit:I cannot spell. Lorikeet.

I went to the zoo today, and they had an exhibit where you could go in with some Rainbow Lorikeets. I had my k10D and kit lens. Even though I forgot to change the ISO, I think these ended up OK. I like the colors on these birds.











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03-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Bright, sharp and colourful images with good framing - you got up well close to these fellas.
Well done.
Apart from the harsh bokeh, these are very impressive.
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I'm guessing the 1600 ISO contributed to that bokeh issue. We had been in a darker area, taking snap shots of the kids right before this. I got so excited about being so close to the birds I flat forgot to change the ISO back down.
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The bokeh is a feature of the lens, whilst the finer colour noise you see in the images, particularly in the shadow areas, is determined by the ISO.

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They are called lorikeets on the left coast :-)
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Me and the good lady call them larrikeets although rainbow lorikeet is the correct name. Why larrikeets, because they charge around the neighbourhood like flying larrikins.
Great captures, you've got the essence of these cheeky, winged mischief makers.
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Great images of beautiful birds!
(It's almost spring here and I get excited just seeing a drab old Robin!)

It looks to me like the jittery background is due mainly to a fence and not just the nature of the lens.
It is a bit distracting but the pretty birds do compensate for it.

Very nice!
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Nice set as above the iso a killer but still acceptable finish TFS

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Pretty birds! I would love to have those guys around. (sans mischief)
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Nice series. I especially liked the third photo...It's like...double your pleasure
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