Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just wait till I shoot this with the Canon!

This is an old shot from yonks back. Now my gum tree (a Eucalyptus hybrid called "Summer Red") is heavy with bud, and I cant wait for them to open. The flowers pull in Rainbow Lorikeets like a magnet!

This year I will have the Canon, so with any luck the shots will be even better, and if the sun is shining that day - it will be magic!


BetteJo said...

That's absolutely awesome Lavender!!

Melanie said...

As soon as I saw this pic I did a little gasp. Stunning

A. Kothari said...

Wow! really beautiful. When i looked at the picture i kept looking for sometime as i like Rainbow Lorikeets. You are lucky these beautiful birds will come on the tree and you can look them closly.

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing shot Lavender. The Eucalyptus flowers are impressive enough but this rainbow parakeet is so handsome, not to talk about the action and movement in the picture. This shot with the Canon and you can send it straight to National Geographic! :-)

Lavender said...

BetteJo Thank you BetteJo! I hope I can get a shot like it with some blue sky behind - Wowsers! LOL

Melanie Thank you Melanie! I love stalking the birds - this one wasnt impressed with me at all, Teeheehee

A Kothari Thank you A Kothari! I appreciate your commenting, and am very glad you enjoyed my picture. I do feel very lucky, they are treasure to me!

Areeiro Thank you Areeiro, very much! It is pure perseverance that got me this, but I was so happy when I did - course, you can see that the bird isnt impressed at all LOL
The gum flowers are absolutely bizzare - I will be doing close ups of them this season, stay tuned! :)