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Red-capped Parrot


Posted by Jan Wegener on Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 am

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Hi guys,

happy new year! I hope everyone had a good start to the new year so far. 

This bird has been very high on my wanted list and I had previously missed out on getting it every time I visited its range. They're common, but very vary and elusive, due to being declared a pest for fruit farming and being allowed to be shot on sight without permits for decades!
In this image, I like the perch, a Scarlet Banksia, almost as much as the bird! It was great two being able to combine these two Western Australian natives into the one image! I was only able to take one image when the bird came in before a bicycle chased him away. Luckily it turned out fine. At first, I thought I got nothing, but then realized my camera wrote onto my second memory card and discovered one usable image!  

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by Tusar Bhowmik on Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:02 am
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Beautiful image.
 

by TerryWSmith on Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:54 am
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Colors are simply amazing. Very nice work.

I have been following many of your videos, Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:47 am
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What a cool perch and your classic background :)
 

by david fletcher on Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:32 pm
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Awesome I'm,age Jan. Great info although a shame for the Red-Capped Parrot in some regards,.
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by Jan Wegener on Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:27 pm
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TerryWSmith wrote:
Colors are simply amazing. Very nice work.

I have been following many of your videos, Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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Thanks Terry, glad you are enjoying them. It’s been fun to make them and share some of my secrets 
 

by Ron Day on Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:13 pm
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The color and background are fantastic, Jan. It’s great you finally got the shot you were after. The perch is as cool as the bird. Excellent.
 

by himadri roy on Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:29 am
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Class frame this. Congratulations .
 

by Glenn Bartley on Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 am
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What a beauty!
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:38 pm
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It is very sad that they can be shot. Wonderful image, Jan.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm
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Great setting and beautiful bird, hard to imagine people kill them. I hope the wildfires are not too bad where you are.
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by Jan Wegener on Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:11 pm
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OAxel Hildebrandt wrote:
Great setting and beautiful bird, hard to imagine people kill them. I hope the wildfires are not too bad where you are.




Yes ist okay where I live, thanks 
 

by oquintero on Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:13 pm
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That's a gorgeous picture....such vibrant and rich colors!!!
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:01 pm
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Such a colourful bird, but the perch is amazing too! A very striking image, Jan. A Happy New Year to you.

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by Gerard J Satherley on Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:56 pm
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Stunning image Jan. This is such a difficult bird and the perch is perfect.
 

by Robert Sabin on Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:21 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
What a cool perch and your classic background :)
 

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