Tuesday, March 24, 2009

#344-365 Up on Top

In about two months winter will descend upon us in all it's fury, and I thought you might be interested in seeing what early Autumn brings, you talk about colour in Northern Climes, "How's That!" (a cricket term meaning gotcha)

The tree is a Golden Penda and has just started blossoming for the second time this year, the Birds, Bees and Bats love it. I snapped these Rainbow Lorikeets just on dusk yesterday, one door up, as the Penda in front of our place hadn't bloomed. That is happening this morning cause I can hear the cacophony in the tree now. The raucous nature of these birds make me wonder how the get anything to eat, they chatter continuously, it is wonderful to hear really.

As for the photo I haven't done anything to it other that adjust the lighting using the enhance lighting tool, to compensate for the dusk tones that the flash couldn't dispel. the funny thing was I was trying to get the one on the left feeding but something must have made me shift the angle cause I hadn't seen the other two. To my mind the is really Obeying The Rule of Thirds, and I was thinking of taking out the power lines but Sally advised against it, and you know I always do as SHE says, except when ir comes to cashews. This shot benefits from enlargement in my opinion.

33 comments:

Rachel said...

Great color and great photo!

Iona said...

Now, while reading your commentary, I'm saying to myself: Ron's advice is to always take out the power lines and here he has these ugly things mucking up his lovely photo! Sally is not always right!

This photo looks like a painting (except for those ugly lines!) Lovely and bright and cheerful. I love the birds and the way they were captured for us to see. I know about the rule of thirds, but know I seldom achieve it. I do know what I like and don't like in a photo. I, mostly, like what I produce. But what do I know? I'm just a novice.

Did you overcome having to sleep with Teddy? The wine should have helped. :D

Debra said...

Wow, that is some a lovely tree and those lorikeets are beautiful. Nature has some marvelous beauty for us.

klsbear said...

Those colors are just incredible - Super shot!

Linda said...

This is fantastic!! I am blown away that it is basically straight from the camera. Awesome work.

Clara said...

So beautiful, Ron. The colors are fabulous. You did a great job of capturing the birds.

Chesney said...

I am really glad that Sally has you trained well! At my house, the wife is always RIGHT! Sally was right - the lines add interest! Those birds look like a painting, so colorful and beautiful! Nice work, Ron (and Sally)!

shadowsandhighlights said...

Gorgeous!! Love how you've captured those beautiful birds against the sky! Lovely tree too. So now it's my turn to say that your folder in my bloglines showed 0. I clicked on your link in my blog and got here that way. Just thought you might want to know!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
It's beautiful!!! Awesome colors!! Thank you for the lovely comment at my place. Maybe when you grow up you could be a photographer!! Have a great evening!

Sherrie

~Val said...

What beautiful birds! Such a bright, lovely tree and sky, also. Sorry to hear you are coming into winter...we are finally getting over it here.

barbs said...

Ok Ron, so you put up a stunning shot like this one. Makes me want to come visit!!

Kathy said...

Wow! What beautiful and colourful birds! Fabulous shot! We only see birds like these in the zoo up here! Great shot!

365photosin2009 said...

Ron,

WOW! This is your best shot yet. Everything about it works - the slight motion blur in the wings, excellent detail, stunning color. Things in threes are always visually pleasing and this arrangement of birds is no exception. I feel that the image would be less interesting without the power lines. These beautiful birds and tree were shot in an urban setting, not in a wildlife refuge and the inclusion of the lines gives your image a sense of place. Sally is brilliant!

365photosin2009 said...

That would look beautiful framed above your lawn chairs in your lounge... ;-)

jo said...

Colorful!

mljrbg said...

You have outdone yourself!! This photograph is stunning. It absolutely needs enlarging because in the thumbnail the bird on the left blends right into the trees. The colors are absolutely outstanding. I like the lines, I'm glad you left them in. They really add some definition to the photograph. I say frame it!!

tnwaltz said...

Ron, you did a wonderful job capturing the colors in this photo. I vote on removing the power lines, but don't want to get into trouble with Sally, so you'd better obey Mom and leave them in. Great job on this one.

veejayr said...

I love the colors in the birds - they are truly amazing! I think the power lines add lots of interest here and don't detract from the shot at all. To follow the Rule of Thirds, as I understand it, the main focus points of the shot should fall at the intersections of that imaginary grid. If your shot does that, great. If NOT, then (to me) its a great example of breaking the rule of thirds! So either way, you win!!!

Kim said...

The birds and trees are so beautiful, I hardly noticed the power lines at all. But it's an uphill battle. Power lines are everywhere! Apparently even in the outback! ;-)

SysterLilli said...

Beautiful photo and wonderful colors. Good thing that you do as Sally says and left the power lines, they adds excitement. ;)
Somehow life starts to feel pretty fair again, you will soon have winter and we are finally near spring. Hooray! :)

I saw that you tagged me earlier, sorry that I have not participated yet, but I will.

Candyce said...

hard to believe that those birds are in the wild like that we pay big bucks for them around here!! NIce capture but yeah the power lines need to go!

ellens365 said...

I think the lines are fine too, maybe because of the way they echo the amazing birds. This is a truly wonderful shot.

Vita Stunder said...

Really nice shot! :)
I love the lines and of course the birds! :)

Nice catch!

Lorri said...

Ron, this is beautiful! I can't imagine living where lorikeets live wild outside my door! What delight!

janets365 said...

Wonderful shot, Ron! You're so lucky to have such colorful birds in your neighborhood. I'm curious to see what winter looks like in your neck of the woods...

Maria said...

Awesome. Full of color and movement. love those parrots.

gregworld said...

Wonderful colors and I really love the lorikeets. I only see them in zoos here in the States but would give almost anything for a few weeks of birding in Australia!

Great shot!

lijola said...

Beautiful birds. I like the photo, even with the power lines. Great comments, too.

Tracy Lee said...

This is gorgeous. How lucky to have such beautiful birds so nearby.

alibony365 said...

Those birds against the blue sky and the colorful tree are sepctacular. I like the way you've captured the motion in their wings, too.

DART said...

haven't seen anything this colourful flying around free here! Gorgeous! I like the lines left in too...

mitt vattenhål said...

Lovely color!
For us living in Sweden we can only se those birds in cages :-(
Will never forget when I was in OZ and saw lots of them free in the wild

/Christina

KimR. said...

Wow, the colors in this photo are so vibrant and cheerful! A wonderful shot!