These guys are surprisingly difficult to capture.

EDIT: Actually, if you feed them (I don't), they are very easy.

5 comments so far...

janress March 14, 2010, 10:23 AM
nice portrait :)
mramshaw August 26, 2010, 08:24 PM
Thanks janress and thanks for the fav nellyb!
Sonja June 20, 2017, 02:47 PM
Now this is a fine job! One actually sees it's brown iris! :o)
Fizgig plus June 20, 2017, 08:37 PM
These little guys are quick, but if you feed 'em, you can get all sorts of great shots.... They're very bold little things & will land on your hand....

Extra credit to you for getting this lovely portrait without drawing the birds to you!

mramshaw June 20, 2017, 09:36 PM
I wish people wouldn't feed them from their hands, these guys have a habit of flying at my eyes (expecting a hand-out no doubt) which usually spooks me badly.

Anyhow, sorry to go off-topic, thanks for the comments.

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