Redcliffe Pier

Monday, April 18, 2011

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

I spied this cute little fellow in the garden and luckily I had my camera but he was hard to capture against the light. After fiddling with a few settings I managed to get him before he flew away.

I think it is called a Scaly Breasted Lorikeet.

I moved around the tree to get a better shot but he had disappeared but then I suddenly saw where he had gone. He went to woo his girl. I'm not sure that she is interested,

26 comments:

  1. We saw so many of these gorgeous little birds when we visited my parents. You are so lucky to have them in the garden! Here there are exotics!

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  2. We don't see these in this part of the world. I am expecting the autumn migration of little birds in the next few weeks, hope I do as well as you at getting a shot.

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  3. This is beautiful, so nice captured. I think it will be a great couple, look how synchronous they are sitting. Like an old married couple....

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  4. Yep Diane
    You have got the name correct.
    There is a similar variety of this bird - called the Citrine Lorikeet - found in Indonesia in mountain areas and also found in Spain?????
    The things you learn. I was unaware that lorikeets were to be found in Europe.
    Great photography.
    Colin (HB)

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  5. lovely isn't he? great photos :)

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  6. It looks to me as if he is being given the cold shoulder!! pity about that.

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  7. I don't know. He's a pretty good lookin' guy. She needs to check out his financial situation before anything goes further.

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  8. What lovely images, Diane. It's always a problem with me to get the settings right and then to find the bird again and then to snap it! Well done. Jo

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  9. Just like a boy...always chasing after a pretty girl! Love these photos, I've never seen this bird before and the shot with both of this is just too great. I hope, though, she runs a background check on him before she get's too involved. And words from my sister "Its just as easy to marry a rich man as it is to marry a poor one." OK...not sound advice, but it could be true!!

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  10. That last photo could not be sweeter. Love the colors found in these birds.

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  11. Hes a beauty. Makes our sparrows look dull. x

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  12. full of envy and jealousy now!!!! they are sooooo adorable. great shot on both of these. you done good!!!

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  13. That last photo is stunning you did a fabulous job and always tough to get good shots of birds I'm finding so treasure those that turn out so well!

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  14. Such pretty birds you have there...I love the color! The last photo is a winner.

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  15. Fabulous, Diane.. That Lorikeet is gorgeous. Love those colors... All I can say is WOW.... Wish we had some that colorful here.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. These are gorgeous. Diane, you are simply fantastic with your camera. I hope I get there some day soon.

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  17. Amazing pictures! You have the best birds there. Hard to believe they're just flying wild.

    (I think she's playing hard to get there in that last picture!)

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  18. Hopefully your Lorikeet is persistent and will win the love of his lady love.
    These are good pictures.

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  19. Wow! Awesome birds---nothing like what we see here in Ohio!
    Thanks for stopping by from Betsy's. I had to come visit and am impressed with your blog. I will return---this is fascinating.:)

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  20. Beautiful shots, Diane.
    I left notes regarding moon on my blog under the moon :) Good luck with it.

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  21. You have some amazing birds in Australia Diane, beautifully captured.

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  22. I absolutely love the photo of the two "love birds." The body language is wonderful and you've framed it so beautifully. It's so darn hard to get good photos of birds and you make it look so easy! Well done.

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  23. Hi Diane,

    Yep - Scaly lorris indeed. Our house was swarming with them in FNQ. Unfortunately their main dining tree was right outside our bedroom window, and as you are probably aware, they SCREECH from dawn till dusk when feeding.

    Gorgeous shots!

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  24. What a cute couple! They are so colorful and pretty. Very cool yardbirds.

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  25. To get him in focus behind those tree branches and capture his eye -I think you did an excellent job!

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