I've been using the small pop-up flash on the camera lately and I've found it really helps to bring out the colour in the birds.
Thanks for the tip on flash. Beautiful top-down colors :)
15 Mar 2012 5:55am
@Chetan: Depends on your camera but I find that even 8-10 metres away it can still throw some light on to the bird. Quite often it is a case of a lack of light that stops the bird's true colours from being revealed.
What a beautiful picture, what colors, pretty sharp! And so in the "wild".
15 Mar 2012 9:19am
@Willie: Thanks Willie. I took perhaps 15 photos of these guys in my backyard feeding on a large 'Cheese' tree and got about 4 good shots. This would be my favourite one though. I'm not sure what they were after whether it was ants or the seeds on this tree.
Wouhaaaaaaaaa!! magnifique photo!! bravo à toi! que de belles couleurs!!!
15 Mar 2012 11:22am
Excellent use of fill flash - the colours really pop!
15 Mar 2012 12:36pm
in that way i like it a lot too ! stunning bird with these colors, thanks rick
15 Mar 2012 9:25pm
Amazing colors of this wonderful parrot !!! Great image
16 Mar 2012 7:54pm
Fantastic shot, Rick ! The colours of this bird are simply unlikely! Your photo brings them completely to the effect !
16 Mar 2012 8:02pm
WoW color and nice birdie expression!
17 Mar 2012 4:53am
Fantastic color on this bird. I like your perspective on this shot.
20 Mar 2012 9:41am
19 Apr 2012 3:42am
@Magda: Thanks Magda and I appreciate you taking the time to look at my photos.
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