Symmetry, Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow lorikeets in Cairns, Australia
Rainbow lorikeets in Cairns, Australia

Happy Wild Bird Wednesday :0)
Stewart Monkton has set up a weekly page with links to bird photographers from around the world’s pages each week.
Follow this link to see links to all the submissions and feast your eyes on our Fine Feathered friends!!

Wild Bird Wednesday

Here is my second submission to WBW and a shot taken near the beginning of my 3 week holiday in Queensland, Australia

Here we have a pair of Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus) feeding in a tree just behind the Esplanade in Cairns. They rather obligingly posed in near perfect symmetry for me 🙂

If you have never seen these birds yourself, you would be forgiven for thinking the colours had been exaggerated in post processing, but they really are this vibrant and absolutely deserve the inclusion of “Rainbow” in their name!

They were just 2 birds of a large flock which descended on the City each evening in the lead up to the setting of the sun and the air was filled with their noisy squawks and chattering as they played and squabbled

Taken Tripod mounted on the Canon 7D with the Canon 100-400mm L lens


14 thoughts on “Symmetry, Rainbow Lorikeets”

  1. Nice picture. They are splendid birds – I can hear some in my garden as I type – which may further delay my departure to work!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne


  2. We spent many years living on Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury, and the rainbows (and also scaly-breasteds) were omnipresent, the little darlings. Loudest flocks in the world – except for sulphur cresteds … I have such lovely photos of my beloved husband feeding them …


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