Red and Green Camouflage by girlie

Red and Green Camouflage

I was lucky to be already seated on my front porch when this young Scaly-breasted Lorikeet dropped into my callistemon for a bit of supper. These lorikeets are less common than the Rainbows and less noisy. They also chatter when eating but they do it in a sort of mumble rather than a shriek. Their name comes from the pattern on their chests that you can just see here. I took a number of shots but liked this one in which its beak is just closing in on the juicy part of the flower. The red in the background is my son's car which goes with the overall colour scheme of the parrot but is a bit distracting, unfortunately. Much better if you enlarge with the magnifier.
What a beauty, I didn't see him ar first as he is just the colour of the leaves!! Lucky capture Fav
October 13th, 2012  
Wow! It is amazing camoflage!
October 13th, 2012  
I don't mind the red background, a sweet capture, the rainbow variety are so noisy I think I would prefer these
October 13th, 2012  
Wow, he is camouflaged well , great shot , the clarity is amazing. You sure make your part of the world look inviting.
October 14th, 2012  
I think your son's car fits the photo perfectly. Great capture!
October 14th, 2012  
This would be a great Christmas Card, pretty, puts me in the mood for the holidays
October 14th, 2012  
Had to looks really hard to find him. Lovely shot.
October 14th, 2012  
Brilliant shot, Robin. Fantastic clarity and colours.
October 14th, 2012  
Wonderful capture! It took me a second to spot the lorikeet as he's so perfectly matched to the callistemon leaves. The vibrant red background makes this a super cool composition!
October 14th, 2012  
Awesome shot! You're right - this needs to be seen magnified!
October 14th, 2012  
Love it - the lorikeet in the leaves reminds me of one of those fabric prints where the elements of the pattern are carefully interlocked. Even better on large view.
October 14th, 2012  
Such an amazing capture, Robin. He is just beautiful. You really need to view it large.
October 14th, 2012  
The colours are awesome, fabulous capture
October 15th, 2012  
I love the colors! Fantastic capture!
October 17th, 2012  
Lyn
Oh. . .this is breathtaking! +F
October 20th, 2012  
This is absolutely fantastic and one of those Wow shots!!
January 20th, 2013  
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