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Hi Again, I followed the other photographer with the Nikon D4 around and noticed he had stopped for a time at the lower end of the walkway through the Aviary. He had found a pair of Black Capped Lory sharing a natural bird bath in the stump of a tree. I settled in and worked the scene - shot nearly 500 pictures as the birds splashed and cleaned themselves. Here are five photos from the first edit: Contemplating the bath: <http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Howard+Cummer/HK2015/BlkHd1.jpg.html> Getting wet: <http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Howard+Cummer/HK2015/BlkHdYelwg5333.jpg.html> Splashing around: <http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Howard+Cummer/HK2015/BlkHdSplash.jpg.html> Flapping to dry off: <http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Howard+Cummer/HK2015/BlkHdFstWg5521.jpg.html> The final fast shake: <http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Howard+Cummer/HK2015/BlkHdShake5604.jpg.html> The first three frames are shot at 1/2000 f11 and ISO 6400, The last two are shot at 1/100 f11 and ISO 320 - to emphasize the action. Please look large. C&C always welcome. Howard PS: The black-capped lory (Lorius lory) also known as western black-capped lory or the tricolored lory, is a parrotfound in New Guinea and adjacent smaller islands. It is a colorful and relatively robust lory (31 cm). There are seven subspecies, all with green wings, red heads and body around the wing, a black cap, grey-black cere, yellow underwings, and blue legs and belly. Most also have a blue nape and mantle (area between wings on the back). It remains overall widespread and common.