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On my clothesline: lorikeets & finches

rainbow lorikeet & red-browed firetails on my clothesline
rainbow lorikeet & red-browed firetails

This morning, the NikonD300, on the guide setting. When I asked for blurred background it put it on the sports setting. I’ve cropped and sharpened in GIMP. I still haven’t taken the time to learn to use this Nikon yet.

rainbow lorikeet hanging on my clothesline
rainbow lorikeet hanging on my clothesline

This is one of the best shots I have ever taken of a flying rainbow lorikeet.

flying rainbow lorikeet
flying down

I love this one below, too, despite the peg shadows across its body. In another year, I hope to know how to do the setting to have lovely sharp images. It will happen if I put my mind to it.

flying rainbow lorikeet
the second bird arrives, shadowed by pegs

I am looking forward to the weekend and some lovely pre-Spring weather.

Do have a good day, and thanks for looking. πŸ™‚



I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

14 thoughts on “On my clothesline: lorikeets & finches

    1. I was thrilled when this pair of birds turned up in the neighbourhood a few years ago. There was a second pair, but I think they took up territory a few blocks away. These ones are very cheeky and show aggression to bigger birds. Thanks for dropping in, Christine.

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  1. The upside down feathered friend is so cute. I do love the wing expanse and clarity of the last one with the peg shadows. Actually if you wouldn’t have mentioned it, I would have thought the shadows were from tree branches. πŸ™‚

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  2. In one picture of the Lorikeet, he looks very cross, you can almost hear him saying “those damn pesky finches, why don’t they find their own perch, don’t know what’s happening to the neighbourhood”.

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    1. I’ve been and had a quick look at your blog and will go back and look some more when I get time. I’m surprised – with your camera – that you cannot get wings in motion! I don’t feel so useless at it now. Thanks for dropping in and I’ll check out your tutorials, for sure.

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