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For ages now, I have been trying to get a clear shot of rosella visitors to my garden. They always seem to hide in the shadows of trees! Finally, one obliged by popping out into a stream of sunlight to check on me! He was sprung! He was thieving apples in the apple tree! In his surprise, he dropped the half eaten apple (just visible bottom left of the photo!) But some apple was still in his mouth!
This photo was taken in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.

No shampooing, no blow drying, no tinting, no styling and no cutting!

Camera: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot A2000 IS
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 5.9
Focal Length: 38.4mm
Flash Used: No
Date: 20.01.10


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I teach English and History to senior high school students. To junior high schoolers, I mainly teach electives which include Myths and Legends and History Mysteries. Through Blake Education I have published literacy texts.

My blogs include:
Mornington Peninsula Daily
Gemma’s Greyscale Territory ~ Poetic Songlines

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    what a colourful bird – I live in the desert and the birdshere are very drab looking

  • Strange how these colourful guys are so hard to photograph! Thanks for the comment!

    – GemmaWiseman

  • George W Banks
    George W Banksover 4 years ago

    Nice bird…

  • This little guy is a wonderful little character! Thank you for the comment!

    – GemmaWiseman

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