A photograph of a King Parrot who came down for a feed to my garden. This is the very first time I have sighted this bird – very exciting! It has been digitally rendered as a watercolour painting.


garden, birds, feeding, wildlife, watercolour, parrot, king, australian

Lesley is a trained artist who embraces both traditional fine art and digital media in her work. She particularly enjoys wildlife and nature as her stimulus.

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  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! Would love these to visit my garden!

  • Thanks Lesley, I still actually can’t believe he was in my garden. I was very honoured indeed!

    – Lesley Smitheringale

  • SarahTrangmar
    SarahTrangmaralmost 6 years ago

    What a wonderful shot! perfect timing and focus

  • Lesley Smitheringale
    Lesley Smither...almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Sarah, I was lucky that he stuck around for a few shots!

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous ;)

  • Thanks Robyn, haven’t spoken to you for ages!

    – Lesley Smitheringale

  • StuartR
    StuartRalmost 6 years ago

    A great shot showing both the vibrant colors and defiant nature of the species.

    Glad you got to see one in the flesh, we get them in our yard frequently and they are magnificent.

  • Hi Stuart, thank you for your kind words. You are so lucky that you see these birds in your yard.

    – Lesley Smitheringale

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    That is stunning..

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! Brilliant capture Lesley!!! :o))

  • margotk
    margotkover 5 years ago

    Wow – sharp as a tack on the eyes – brilliant photo!

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    Would love to have you involved in the Australian Wildlife book?!

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyabout 5 years ago

    A beautiful image of this colourful bird, glad to have seen it.

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