Magnificent Riflebird

Chapter 59 continues.

Sanctuary.

I was hoping that the new you beaut Adventure Park was establishing a breeding program for the wild and beautiful birds of PNG, but I hear the breeding ain't going so well. :(

Perhaps they need to shift the goalposts?

Over on the 5+2, they're getting wet with desire: http://365project.org/fiveplustwo/365/2013-08-04
Same sentiments as above!
posted August 4th, 2013  
@genesis_one - Likewise.... ;)
posted August 4th, 2013  
Simply superb - good as my favourite bird man- @anden you havet to see!
posted August 4th, 2013  
Amazing colours. Love it
posted August 4th, 2013  
So beautiful.
posted August 4th, 2013  
@maggiemae - Thanks Maggiemae, off to check your favourite bird man.

@swilde - Oh the breast feathers/scales are black. It just reflects blue light....

@ozziehoffy - very cool birds, find them in Qld.
posted August 4th, 2013  
@bobfoto I'll keep an eye out when I go to Port Douglas later this year... there's a bird place up there from memory?
posted August 4th, 2013  
@ozziehoffy - They may have Victoria's Riflebird, but I might say you maybe too far north.... in the wild, they hang out above 500mASL. This one, the Magnificent, you need to get up near the Iron Range. But down in the SE, you can easily see the Paradise Riflebird, especially at that guest house up in the ranges behind Brissy.... I forget its name now, but the bird nerds love it.
posted August 4th, 2013  
Very nice
posted August 4th, 2013  
beautiful colour
posted August 4th, 2013  
Very sleek. Nice capture.
posted August 4th, 2013  
@abhijit - Thanks Abhijit!

@voodoochild - Thanks Gen.

@redsherpa - Thank you Toni!
posted August 4th, 2013  
I like the composition of two sharp points.
posted August 4th, 2013  
Great shot. Lovely sleek line from beak and branch.
posted August 4th, 2013  
Once again an amazing bird shot with lines that seem to emanate from the bird. Your composition is spot on with this one too!
posted August 4th, 2013  
what a gorgeous neck
posted August 4th, 2013  
Stunning - another beauty!! Fav!!
posted August 4th, 2013  
@houdiniem - like a crow with lamé?

@rvwalker - lovely beak indeed.

@chris17 - oh it is a lovely sleek bird... gorgeous voice too.

@grammyn - shot cropped.

@pamknowler - Thank you Pam :)
posted August 4th, 2013  
I like this bird. It reminds me of a nun. Only reflects blue ? Interesting.
posted August 5th, 2013  
@traceyhn - like a Ulysses Butterfly...
posted August 5th, 2013  
It's a little Satin Bower Birdish....
posted August 5th, 2013  
@tabbycat - they are very similar and the Bower birds and the Riflebirds and the Birds of Paradise are all from a very similar grouping. The BofP group though is losing some members and could possibly one day be split into smaller groups. The common link is that a lot of them have very similar looking girlfriends.
posted August 5th, 2013  
Beautiful bird. Great capture.
posted August 5th, 2013  
@bobfoto Girlfriends of a feather stick together, huh? :-)
posted August 5th, 2013  
Mae
Stunning bird!
posted August 5th, 2013  
Awesome shot and bird.
posted August 5th, 2013  
great looking bird great shot
posted August 5th, 2013  
Beautiful bird - nice capture of him. I hope they eventually have some success with the breeding programme.
posted August 5th, 2013  
@bobfoto now I want to make a disco crow
posted August 5th, 2013  
@anazad511 - Thanks Ana :)

@tabbycat - Confuses the lads at times...

@adventuringowls - They are gorgeous!

@sangwann - Thanks Dione.

@steeler - Cheers Howard!

@alia_801 - Me too.

@houdiniem - I recommend a bit of Pulp. http://youtu.be/qJS3xnD7Mus
posted August 5th, 2013  
@bobfoto nice, I have a major crush on Jarvis Cocker
posted August 5th, 2013  
Wow. Stunning and I love the dual points and the diagonal black line.
posted August 5th, 2013  
@houdiniem - I thought you'd appreciate that one. That Deborah was very Popular....

@darylo - Thanks Daryl :)
posted August 5th, 2013  
Oh, I saw a show on the birds of PNG...these guys are wicked cool! Wish the program was working better.
posted August 8th, 2013  
@lynnb - same and yes, these guys are sooooo cool.
posted August 8th, 2013  
Fabulous blue.
posted August 9th, 2013  
@kjarn - its a great colour here.
posted August 9th, 2013  
Love this beauty against the grey background! :)
posted August 10th, 2013  
@agentzuckerguss - the weather was a bit ordinary.
posted August 10th, 2013  
@bobfoto But your shot is extra-ordinary! :)
posted August 10th, 2013  
@agentzuckerguss - oh that's sweet of you. Thanks. Gotta go grab my camera.... the day has dawned.
posted August 10th, 2013  
Composition - posture - subject - colors and tones - Fan-freakin-fav-a-licious!
posted August 11th, 2013  
@kittikat - thanks, would prefer it without that big black diagonal line in the background.
posted August 11th, 2013  
@bobfoto true but that way there be photomanipulation - Sailors Beware!
posted August 11th, 2013  
@kittikat - I fear the photoshoppe.
posted August 12th, 2013  
Looks so proud and now I'm going to have to see if I can find a site on this amazing www that will let me hear what it sounds like. Gorgeous shot
posted August 14th, 2013  
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