Ptiloris victoriae by bobfoto

Ptiloris victoriae

Went bushwalking today, and despite the devastation left by the cyclone, the area seems to be recovering, and business is picking up again.

Halfway through my walk there is a little restaurant that has a bird feeding table and it is a handy spot to get some good shots of birds out in the sunshine, normally they are hidden in the dark of the canopy. This male Victoria's Riflebird even jumped onto my table to check out my Nachos.

I got a cool shot of a Catbird and a Honeyeater and you will find them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdtown/
Love that electric blue.
May 29th, 2011  
The detail and iridescence is awesome. Love how the light is catching the underside of his beak. Great bird shot - for me, a fav!
May 29th, 2011  
gorgeous and beautiful detail!!
May 29th, 2011  
Great clarity!
May 29th, 2011  
Gorgeous bird!
May 29th, 2011  
Fabulous focus and colour! Just beautiful.
May 29th, 2011  
he's definitely pondering
May 29th, 2011  
Nice detail in his feathers, especially those gorgeous iridescent ones.
May 29th, 2011  
He's gorgeous with that blue stripe! Can I ask where you went walking?
May 29th, 2011  
Fantastic shot, he has great colours!
May 29th, 2011  
@swilde - Thanks Sue :)

@thebluegnu - Thank you for the Fave Gnu.

@harley84 @kezzam @bugik @brittgow - Thank you Katherine, Kerry, Bugik and Britt!

@houdiniem @alia_801 - Thank you Emily and Alia!

@bella_ss - Paluma.

@trude - Thanks Trude :)
May 29th, 2011  
Incredible detail and light. Love his claws and iridescent feathers. Fav for me too.
May 29th, 2011  
@bobfoto I wondered if that's where you went, we went up there a couple of weeks ago. You could still see the damage from Yasi. It's a beautiful spot though.
May 29th, 2011  
Amazing shot Jason! The iridescent feathers are beautiful! The name of the bird reads a bit 'dirty'...
May 29th, 2011  
@rbobh69 - the common name "Riflebird" comes from the rifle sound they make! Its amazing to hear in the rainforest!

@bella_ss - My Tags gave it away huh? I was up there at the end of February and the place was a mess! It is still a destruction site!

@mimma_blue - Thanks Ms Blue, I thought you'd like these feathers!
May 29th, 2011  
@bobfoto Jason, I meant 'Ptiloris' - yeah, I know. I'm an adolescent stuck in an adult's body.
May 29th, 2011  
Wow...amazing color and focus on this one. Well done.
May 29th, 2011  
Oops, didn't look at the tags!
May 29th, 2011  
Awesome detail and I love those blue feathers!
May 29th, 2011  
A very handsome little guy
May 29th, 2011  
The blue feathers are gorgeous against his dark feathers! :0)
May 29th, 2011  
cool catch!
May 29th, 2011  
Beautiful bib! Great detail.
May 29th, 2011  
wow- great shot!
May 29th, 2011  
Great shot!
May 29th, 2011  
That bow tie he's got on looks almost molten...awesome!
May 29th, 2011  
Well isn't he handsome specimen....love that irridescent neckline! Fantastic capture....well worth a few nachos so I hope you shared with him! :)
May 30th, 2011  
Great shot of this beautiful bird. Checked out your others on flickr, too. Love the Catbird, they always look like they're smiling at you from a tree branch, I think.
May 30th, 2011  
That blue neck is just fantastic! What a fine looking gent this is.
May 30th, 2011  
great one!
May 30th, 2011  
Absolutely stunning image!
May 30th, 2011  
beautiful bird capture.
May 30th, 2011  
Wonderful looking bird. Love the metallic blue bib. The birds that visit our local Mexican restraurant, are house sparrows & European starlings. Nothing like this!!!! lovely shot!
May 30th, 2011  
Love the color on him.
May 30th, 2011  
What a cheeky bird! Great close-up!
May 30th, 2011  
What a lovely lookin birdie!
May 30th, 2011  
Cool close-up capture! Great metallic colour
May 30th, 2011  
@rbobh69 @denisedaly @bella_ss @callalilla @digitalrn @cjwhite @stinkercat @mejbronant @ellen @lmasinton @mjalkotzy @bluemoon @girlie @aj1268 @odonovan @mackena @daisy @molizard @mhensley @jannaellen @ali1974 @scatcat

My apologies for a bulk-thank you but I am short on time and using a hotel network... but thank youse all for the wonderful words! I do appreciate all of them #:0)=
May 30th, 2011  
Yay birds!!! Beautiful capture, love his colour!!
May 30th, 2011  
wow awesome shot!
May 31st, 2011  
@jupiterjanes - Thank you Sarah, this guy is lovely!

@danig - Cheers Danielle :)
May 31st, 2011  
great detail...such a pretty bird
June 2nd, 2011  
@chelmck - Thank you Michelle, I have waited some time to get a good shot of this bird! Certainly worth the wait.
June 2nd, 2011  
Jason, I somehow missed this one !!!!!( hope I was somewhere wonderful lol) Great shot, the blue is electric.
June 5th, 2011  
@cookie123 - the blue moves and shimmers and changes hues as he moves... it is quite an amazing colour to actually see!
June 5th, 2011  
Gorgeous shot of this beautiful bird. I really like the lighting on him.
June 16th, 2011  
Glad everything is getting back to normal!
How pretty are those blue feathers! They looks so sparkly! I'd also like to point out that I'd probably jump on a table for nacho's too...but don't tell anyone.
This concludes my comment catchup. If you start here, happy reading!! *crazy smiley face*
June 17th, 2011  
@amz87 - its been fun, and I promise not to tell anyone about your nacho-passion....

#:0)=
June 18th, 2011  
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