My First King Parrot!  Yeah! by Gabrielle  Lees

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My First King Parrot! Yeah!

Today was a day of seeing red? Red birds that is! I managed to snap a shot of a Scarlet Honeyeater, never seen one before! The photo wasn’t good but this afternoon, in a tree just above my head was this gorgeous male King Parrot. He was so beautiful and very relaxed and happy to stay for a while.

Photo taken at Patterson wetlands.

Got the bug!
Am I obsessive?
Camera shutter worn out!
Computer suffering overload!
Did I take another 500 photos today?
Back up falling behind? :(
Can’t decide what to upload?
Yes that’s me!

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome Gabe a great shot ! these guys are so pretty

  • Awwh thanks m8tee! :) Yes they are so beautiful I really wish they would stop by my garden, I’ve only had them twice in my garden that I know of, they sort of sounded like a squeeky swing, I thought someone was playing a joke, then looked out the study window and one was on my clothes line! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Enivea
    Eniveaalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic! Wonderfully sharp! I sometimes get so excited I mess up the shot….lol!

  • Hahhaha! So do I! You should see me trying to photograph a whale, um as you can see no photos to show for it! LOL! Their all crap, I just run around the boat missing everything! :(

    I stayed calm today, stupid dumb camera, too many settings but eventually I got it right, I was just on the edge of my macro distance and he let me step forward, hahaha! Yeah, that was this shot! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Awwh thank you Kathy! :) Well it’s been a while since taking bird photos, I’ve been so frustrated I just gave up. This little guy was such a gorgeous boy, he was happy to stay around for me the one who needs time to get the settings right! LOL! Maybe I should set it to sports and cheat! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • JJsEscape
    JJsEscapealmost 4 years ago

    oh WOW! What a beauty!!

  • Hi Judy, awwh thank you for the lovely comment! :) Yes he is a beautiful boy, I’d love to have them here in my garden.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    I’m lucky because these guys visit my feeder. This is a nice capture Gabe. Aren’t they gorgeous.

  • Awwh thanks Al! Thanks for the comment and thanks for rubbing it in! LOL! Yes they are gorgeous! I want one!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous bird and capture .. love the rich red plumage .. you are so lucky to have them in the wild to enjoy!

  • Awwh thank you Susie, yes we do have a lot of gorgeous coloured parrots, unfortunately I don’t get the King parrots in my garden, I’m on the coast and they live a little inland from where I live. I’ve only had them here in my garden twice that I know of. They sound like a squeeky swing.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations Gabe on your first photo of a King Parrot. Youve captured him very well indeed. If he knows that you have seed out for him he will be a regular visitor.

  • Hi Ralph, he was in the wetlands at Patterson. I went there with my visitors yesterday afternoon. I’d love him to visit my garden, it’s about 40 minutes from my place unfortunately! :(

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    this is wonderful!

  • Hi Charmiene, thanks m8tee for your lovely comment. I was so thrilled to finally get a photo of this beautiful bird. He’d been on my hit list for a while but I just hadn’t seen any around. My lucky day! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful bird and capture – glad you finally got to capture one!

  • Hi Carol, awwh thank you! Sorry I missed this comment! :) Please forgive!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    fabulous capture, luck was with you

  • Hi Di, yes luck was with me, it’s hard with birds, I swear I get so frustrated, I wish I had a remote on this camera. Oh well, might have to try harder.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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