009: Flying Lorikeet

This is a Lorikeet flying away from our building.

Lorikeets are pretty common in Australia. Like rabbits, they tend to come out at the start and end of the day, and there’s someone in our building that has a nice tree and puts out bird feed to attract them. I’ve tried to capture them in flight, but they’re bloody fast! I quite like the abstract nature of this photo though: it looks like a painting despite little post-processing, and it seems to emphasise that they actually are quite quick, and beautifully colourful.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D300S
  • Taken: 31 January, 2011
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Location: 33° 48.57′ 0″ S 151° 10.96′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

Author: kristarella

Kristen Symonds, aka kristarella, works as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. She is a WordPress fanatic with a love for photography, craft, SciFi and Fantasy, board games, and more.Kristen is married to Dave and has two pet rabbits named Monty and Zoë. She is also a Christian and plays flute and guitar.

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