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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO-80, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 1:40
Viewed: 3310
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lories and lorikeets are small to medium-sized arboreal parrots which comprise the subfamily Loriinae. They are widely distributed throughout the Australasian region, including south-eastern Asia, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, and the majority have very brightly colored plumage.

Lories and Lorikeets have specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar and soft fruits. They can feed from the flowers of about 5,000 species of plants and use their specialised tongues to take the nectar. The tip of their tongues have tufts of papillae (extremely fine hairs), which collect nectar and pollen.

Lorikeets have tapered wings and pointed tails that allow them to fly easily and display great agility. They also have strong feet and legs. They tend to be hyperactive and clownish in personality both in captivity and the wild.

Lories and lorikeets are usually classified as the subfamily, Loriinae, the most clearly distinct of the several rather uncertain subfamilies within the Psittacidae family. Some authorities regard the differences between the Loriinae and the other parrots as sufficient to justify giving the group full family status, in which case, following the biological naming conventions, they become the Loriidae, and are placed alongside the remaining true parrots (Psittacidae) and the cockatoos (Cacatuidae) within the biological order Psittaciformes.

The usage of the terms "lory" and "lorikeet" is subjective, like the usage of "parrot" and "parakeet". Species with longer tapering tails are generally referred to as "lorikeets", while species with short blunt tails are generally referred to as "lories".

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Nice portrait of this Lorikeet Joe.
My friends up north had a one legged Rainbow Lorikeet that talked a lot.
It also mimicked their telephone so well that everyone in the house was constantly running to answer it!

Hi Joe
Excellent portrait of this Lorikeet,
Great focusing,use of flash and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Joe
Amazing colors. Excellent portrait of this Lorikeet
Well done.

Hi Joe,
Perfect sharpness and color clarity. POV and composition are great. Very well done and well seen.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-05 5:02]

what a nice colours festival !!! thanks for share this very perfect pic !! Luciano

I see Mr Potty has seen this. He he..an inside colour game...colours can be fun... I am just now awakening and seeing this before the sun has arisen. I am now fully awakened by the pic! Nice replication of colours! My mind wanders....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-05 7:58]

Hello Joe,
Brilliant colours in this portrait. Perfect sharpness and focus. Good use of flash and great composition.

hello joe,
lovely capture , the balst of the colours look great, liked the pov, good pose, nice eye contact,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-05 12:33]

selam joey ;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this bird well done.
TFS ridvan

Hi Joe,

A nice close-up image of the head of the parrot, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Joe, superb portrait with splendid brillant colors and excellent details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-05 15:18]

Hey, Joe! You look pretty good!
And so does your friend
Stunning colours, superb details and fine composition

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-05 15:34]

Hi Joe,

He looks just great! Beautiful portrait and a fantastic expression on his face. Colors are magnificent - I love the eye! Nice sharp details of the face which stands out well against the black background.


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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-05 19:36]

Hi Joe,
Gorgeous vibrant colors! Great close-up.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-05 22:58]

Hi Joe

Superb focus and exposure here again - the eye is wonderful and the colours well saturated.


Again, great colors! Great portrait style...good saturation and lighting. :)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-06 10:42]

Hi Joe. Now this is what you call colour. great detail in the feathers and eye.stands out so well against the plain BG. well done TFS. good notes too

Superbes couleurs avec magnifiques détails.

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