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    Listed as a vulnerable species in Canberra, this small flock of Superbs has been hanging around my workplace for a week now foraging on Box Elder. They were surprisingly tolerant of my presence and I was able to get within metres with my 200mm lens:

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    Really nice photo's mate.
    Thanks for posting them.
    The birds well named as well they certainly are Superb.

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    Default Superb photos.

    Great photos! You were very lucky to fond some well behaved birds that weren't spooked by you and your camera. The detail in the feathers is first class.
    I would love to see some of those parrots around my place to brighten up my day.

    Happy shooting,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    Great photos! You were very lucky to fond some well behaved birds that weren't spooked by you and your camera. The detail in the feathers is first class.
    I would love to see some of those parrots around my place to brighten up my day.

    Happy shooting,
    Alan...
    Keep an eye out Alan, we are seeing a lot of Rosellas, King Parrots etc here and some strange birds I have heard but not seen so maybe they will head towards you. Awesome photos of a very colourful bird, I am going to paint some Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and pretend they are something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    I am going to paint some Sulphur Crested Cockatoos and pretend they are something else.
    You will have to use one of those paint guns that are used in the combat games as the Cockies would be darn hard to catch and paint with a spray can or brush - and look out, they bite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Al View Post
    You will have to use one of those paint guns that are used in the combat games as the Cockies would be darn hard to catch and paint with a spray can or brush - and look out, they bite!

    Alan...
    We have one that literally follows Mrs P around the yard and even walks inside if he finds an open door.
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    You did well Nathan, to get some decent light on the birds, I have trouble getting Rosella/Parrot shots as they seem to always hide in the tree foliage or when on the ground spook easily.

    Does anyone use birdseed etc to attract the birds, as in a feed station or similar?

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