Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rainbow Lorikeet in the park

This Rainbow Lorikeet was busily feeding on a banksia flower in the garden of a local park on Saturday. There were a few on the branches and they allowed us to get quite close without flying away. They are very sociable birds that live in the suburbs.




I had previously drawn a Rainbow Lorikeet at the Australian Museum, so it was nice to draw a live one living locally, even if it was from a photograph taken on the spot.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31752495@N03/3731785300/


Alissa

5 comments:

  1. How lovely--you captured the vibrant colors so well, too.

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  2. Beautiful birds, Alissa! You really captured their color and softness.

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  3. Thanks for this posting Alissa...wonderful art and the color just captures me.

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  4. They must give such a festive air to the park with all those tropical colours.
    Lovely sketch.

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