Pink Galahs, Oak Valley, Northern Territory, Australia.

Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.

752 Views – November 2013.

“Galah” is also derogatory Australian slang, synonymous with ‘fool’ or ‘idiot’. Because of the bird’s distinctive bright pink, it is also used for gaudy dress. A detailed, yet comedic description of the Australian slang term can be found in the standup comedy performance of Paul Hogan, titled Stand Up Hoges. Another famous user of the slang “galah” is Alf Stewart from Home and Away who is often heard saying “Flaming galah!” when he is riled by somebody.

Tags

pink galah, red centre, bird, australia, oak valley

Comments

  • fazza
    fazzaabout 2 years ago

    great capture dean,of a bunch of galahs!!!!!!cheers

  • yeah a bunch of galahs haha – thanks fazza !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    LOL, brilliant capture Dean.

    Cheers Jude x

  • haha thanks jude !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Fran53
    Fran53about 2 years ago

    FAB shot Dean! Love it, especially the soft afternoon (or morning?) light. I don’t care what anyone says, I love these birds.

  • thanks heaps fran – i really love them too and have been dying to get a decent pic for ages !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Cameron B
    Cameron Babout 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Dean, nice!

  • thanks heaps cameron !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibabout 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Dean! Love it.

  • glad u like it – thanks heaps arfan !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 2 years ago

    What a great sight! Superb timing and details Dean!

  • thanks heaps krys – i had been keen to get a good photo of these guys !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 2 years ago

    Great timing!!

  • thanks dominika, they were great to watch !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work Dean

  • thanks heaps lary !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Ersu Yuceturk
    Ersu Yuceturkabout 2 years ago

    I’m getting an ear ache just looking at these galahs. There is a flock who come buy in summer, and they are a block away and you can hear them very very clearly. Great shot

  • hahaha – i see (and hear) plenty of white ones but no pink ones in sydney, so pretty happy to see these. thanks a lot ersu !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


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    Wow must be awesome to see so many beautiful birds together, brilliant capture!

  • yeah it really was awesome magaret, there were at least 100 in toal. they werent too happy with me chasing them around haha. thanks magaret !

    – Dean Cunningham

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