Musk Lorikeet

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Dmenace
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Musk Lorikeet

These guys strike me as quite shy and retiring compared to RLs and ERs.

They've been feeding in the trees across the road for a few weeks but usually remain high in the canopy, deep in the foliage.

I caught this one a bit lower down today but strong backlighting made it tricky.

Woko
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I've seen this species, totally absorbed in feeding on Eucalyptus blossoms, within an arm's length. 

HelloBirdy
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Good to get such a clear view

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

WhistlingDuck

Nice photo ... great colours 

Devster
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Very nice photo even in the lighting conditions. Love the colours and would love to see one one day

oconnore51
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Yes, i would love to see one too.  Where was this one seen?  beautiful photos.

elizabeth

Dmenace
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Roxburgh Park on Melbourne's northern fringe.  They occur across southeastern Australia, from about Brisbane right around to about Adelaide, and in Tassie.

Dmenace
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Thanks, Devster.  552mm ISO 1250 f8.0 1/500.

I would have liked a faster shutter.  But I didn't want to stop up because I wanted a deep field, and I didn't want to increase the ISO because of noise in the shadow area.  So, it's a bit of a compromise.

maxhr
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beautiful bird, great job.

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