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Subject: [Leica] Black Capped Lory
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:45:12 +0800
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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:


Getting wet:


Splashing around:


Flapping to dry off:


The final fast shake:


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.


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.

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