Hello all, sorry I haven’t been posting much. I’m still flat out with the finishing touches to my book (see christinejrandall.com) though I did take some time out on Sunday to catch up with laundry, vacuuming, and washing the dog.
I don’t see the lorikeets as much since I stopped putting seed out, but I hear them in the flowering gum trees by our house. This time of the year, we get the red-and-blue parrots (crimson rosellas) at the ornamental cypress in our yard. They dig seeds from the little round cones. They are usually too fast to photograph but the lorikeets are much braver and let me get close with the Nikon D3000.
The lorikeets refused to oblige me by sitting in a sunny spot. The lighting was a bit odd, being late in the day with lots of shadows. I had a bit of a fiddle with GIMP software to bring the birds out from their background.
Thanks for looking. Do have a good day. 🙂