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Mad Aussie
09-28-2011, 04:22 AM
Below are a few shots of some wild parrots that came visiting to the cabin we were staying in on the weekend.

My post will be followed by the shots Chantelle took also.

My wife Leanne with a female Australian King Parrot. Although a wild bird, it is obviously used to humans here and gladly ate the nuts we offered her.
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Her hubby wasn't as forthcoming and preferred to stay a few metres away.
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But the lure of nuts drew him in eventually
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Here he sits on one of my cycling jerseys
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This parrot is an Eastern Rosella and unfortunately very, very shy. I couldn't get anywhere near these birds so these two shots are cropped heaps and not great quality.
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Chantelle
09-28-2011, 04:25 AM
Was amazing how tame these King Parrot's were, especially the female.

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Chantelle
09-28-2011, 04:26 AM
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Hillbillygirl
09-28-2011, 12:56 PM
WOW! Amazing colours MA, and sure are used to people aren't they? Love that comical look of the last shot.

Marko
09-28-2011, 04:22 PM
I agree - what great colours and sharpness overall. some real beauts here!
Wonderful set MA and Chantelle!

Mad Aussie
09-28-2011, 05:21 PM
Thanks Marko :)


WOW! Amazing colours MA, and sure are used to people aren't they? Love that comical look of the last shot.
That one is Chantelle's shot .. a hardcase (an amusing) shot for sure :)

JAS_Photo
09-28-2011, 07:20 PM
Beautiful birds! They can be such clowns. Nice work on capturing them, M.A. and Chantelle and I mean that photographically of course.

Mad Aussie
09-28-2011, 07:26 PM
Beautiful birds! They can be such clowns. Nice work on capturing them, M.A. and Chantelle and I mean that photographically of course.
Thanks JAS :) We could have captured that female easily of course :)

asnow
09-28-2011, 07:38 PM
Beautiful pictures of this colourful bird. Really like the last one where then bent neck mirrors the bend in the pipes.

By the way shouldn't the females be called 'Queen' parrots.

Lovin
09-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Wow ! Indeed beautiful colors and sharpness.
The last one is so funny :)

Bambi
09-28-2011, 08:53 PM
nice shots you two. :)

Chantelle
09-28-2011, 09:07 PM
I agree - what great colours and sharpness overall. some real beauts here!
Wonderful set MA and Chantelle!

Thanks Marko!

Thank you everyone. I love that comical shot too - I didn't actually notice he was mirroring the bend in the pipe until you picked it out, Asnow, nice spotting!

Wicked Dark
09-28-2011, 10:09 PM
these are so fun. looks like a great encounter.

casil403
09-28-2011, 11:58 PM
Very neat shots!

Mad Aussie
09-29-2011, 06:01 AM
Thanks all. :)