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Merry Christmas!
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-25 20:08
Viewed: 1940
Points: 10
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Forbes Parrotfinch (Erythrura tricolor)

Chose this picture for you, on this day, because it's dear to me. (my first presentation was removed)

It was an incredible moment as incredible as you all are to me here. Thank you so much for all your input this year. There was a time, a pocket camera time, where I would upload without a second thought, exact opposite today. Its so great to have down time and spend it here learning new techniques and discovering new species, animals mammals and insects GLOBALLY in tune. A humble bow to all

This lil guy was spied in an aviary. As vibrant as they are they can be difficult to detect - perfectly camouflaged when sitting in the green vegetation. This day was fortunate as it was foraging PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM or Shaving Brush Tree. (Ironically this is the very first picture i ever uploaded here on Trek in 2010) I was fortunate to capture this lil guy once before and another gifted photographer taught me how to use NEAT processing to sharpen up photos after they are pixeled shrunk here :0)

And to top it off reading about the Forbes Parrotfinch and how; "Like most of the Parrotfinches the Forbes Parrotfinch is a very active bird which feels unhappy in a small cage. The will get fat very soon and no longer be the vivacious avian jewel.." humm

If you would like to read more about this species here is the link

MERRY CHRISTMAS my precious friends!!

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To devildoc: thanks Mike..actually used this as our Holidaydrchoneydew 1 12-27 12:23
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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-25 21:54]

beautiful species. interesting angle and contrast. nice lighting. tfs.

Ciao Brtenda, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful natural ambientation, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio


Interesting you caught him/her gathering or eating the fine decorative plant fibers (stamens?). Certainly a colorful bird. TFS.


Hi Brenda,
Merry Christmas.
Amazing colours and composition. Nice presentation of this bird.
Thanks for sharing,

hello brenda,
Merry Christmas.
very nice picture with good clarity, colour and composition.
best wishes,

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