This is one of the Lorikeets I mentioned earlier… and it’s also the tree I mentioned that attracts the birds. I spent the morning trying to catch the birds flying, but the only decent photos were the ones I got in the tree.
I love how this bird looks like he’s telling another bird off for something!
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.
This is one of the bunnies that frequents Wickham Park in Artarmon.
Artarmon is teeming with bunnies that come out in the cools of the day (after sunrise and during sunset). Some people tell me it’s because people keep them at their apartments and then let them loose when they move away. That’s a bit of a sad reason, but whatever the reason I don’t mind because they’re so cute!
I didn’t get a butterfly the day before, but I saw one on this day. It was a beautiful big butterfly, but I discovered it’s extremely difficult to get a photo of a butterfly while they’re in flight and rather difficult to get a really nice one while they’re landed.
It’s a nice practice in patience and perseverance trying to get a photo of subjects like these.