Introducing leggings. You’ll never run out of inspiration.

These are wild birds, not caged or enclosed. My sister is so fortunate to have these amusing and colorful birds showing up daily, and I’ve taken many photos when visiting her. (She lives near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and has feeders out for the birds. The lorikeets will make a racket if the feeders are not full first thing in the morning!) This is my favorite of all the lorikeet photos I’ve taken because it shows how wonderfully playful and acrobatic these birds are, and I just love the way the bird at the top is looking quizzically at his two crazy playmates below. (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 40-150mm zoom at 150mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, open shade, handheld)

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (November 2012)

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Featured in THE GROUP (12 April 2012)

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    Wow, they are definitley amusing and how fun it must be to watch them play like that…you must have been thrilled to have the chance to take photos of them and, I agree, the quizzical look on that one at the top is a riot…just a great photo, Celeste…hope you are continuing to do well?

  • Thanks, Katherine! They are so much fun to watch, quite full of personality. I’m improving slowly but still can’t get around much.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...almost 3 years ago

    ..and what exactly is the other one doing anyway???

  • There are two on the lower branch, doing loop-de-loops of the branch!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Celeste

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Celeste!!! I love the colours of these little ones!!

  • Thank you, Sharon! I love their colors, too, but most especially their antics. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks very much, Cindy! These guys are almost as crazy as some of your created characters. ;)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 3 years ago

    I commend your skill, because these birds are never still! Your photo really does capture their frenetic activity. (I think I can even hear them!).

  • Thank you, Bette. I think I can hear them, too. :) I find them very entertaining to watch, but they are not easy to photograph for just the reason you state. I typically shot in bursts in the hope of getting some good images.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    What marvelous creatures!! Gorgeous capture! Fave

  • Thank you very much, Glenn! They are indeed wonderful creatures (if a bit noisy).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture of these beautiful birds, Celeste! I do love the way the top bird is looking down on his playmates and the expression on the bottom bird’s face is wonderful as well! Your sister really is lucky to have these wonderful birds visiting every day.

  • Thank you, Anita! They are zany birds, fun to watch, and of course their colors are gorgeous!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 3 years ago


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    Excellent Image/! 04/12/2012

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Asoka
    Asokaalmost 3 years ago

    EXCELLENT CAPTURE!!

  • Thank you for your kind comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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