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Photo of the Day ~ Birds Category ~ February 26, 2009

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by Sharon Bree (SBree) 
Canon EOS 350-D / Canon Digital Rebel XT
Tanilba Bay

Photographer Notes:
This is Bert - AKA the bush chook - He is a baby scaly breasted lorikeet he has an illness that caused a beak deformity and he will never develop a tail or flight feathers. My boys found him on the side of the road half starved...he is doing ok now... Taken with my new Canon 100mm macro lens.

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William wrosenthal commented on February 26, 2009 00:27:
I like bird shots where there is character and expression. This fits the mold. Very nice! Congratulations.
Linn Smith commented on February 26, 2009 10:00:
How lucky Bert is that your caring sons were able to rescue him! Wonderful vivid colors to the feathers and a terrific capture with your new lens! Big congratulations!
Connie Gordon commented on February 26, 2009 11:59:
nice capture. great color and detail. congrats.
Monnie Ryan commented on February 26, 2009 13:44:
What a colorful bird! Looks as if he's got his eye on you!
Sharon Bree commented on February 26, 2009 16:02:
Thanks PV, and thanks all for your comments. Bert is a funny little bird, with real character. As he gets older his colours will be more vibrant.
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on February 26, 2009 22:42:
Wonderful color and such a cute expression!! Congrats Sharon!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on February 27, 2009 00:06:
An excellent close up of Bret with wonderful detail, color, & a great expression & pose too. He looks happy & was so fortunate to be rescued & is so well taken care of. Big congrats, Sharon!

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