Thursday, 13 August 2009

Native parrots...

I went for a drive today to the Sherbrooke Forest near Melbourne.

I actually went to see if I could get some good photos of the tall gum trees in the area but I chose the wrong time of day for that.

The parrots in the area are very friendly although the woman who stuck her finger in the air got it bitten because the parrots thought she had food for them...

I can't believe how good a couple of these images are. The small images here don't do them justice...

Cockatoo... The males and females look the same...


King Parrot - Male

King Parrot - Female


Kookaburra

3 comments:

Luhlahh said...

I'm thinking that you must have a fabulous zoom lens!

Malcolm said...

Ah... Yes I do.

These were taken at about 100 - 150mm @ f2.8. This gave a shutter speed of between 1/1000th to 1/3200th of a second which is why the background on the cocky and the kookaburra is quite dark...

Luhlahh said...

You've been quiet lately Mal, is everthing ok in your world?

How is the creativity? (as per "How's the Serenity?")