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09-MAR-2013 LynnH


Sugar Land TX

March Monthly Challenge - On the Move
Weekly Challenge #150 - In Motion
Monday Challenge - Many or Plenty

Practicing my panning skills on these returning Monk Parakeets (also known at Quaker Parrots)
Our green parrots went farther south for the winter, but are returning now. This flock is the colony that lives near my house.

They are rather difficult to photograph when flying because they dart, spin and dive in all directions.

Sony DSLR-A700
1/500s f/13.0 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Julie Oldfield23-Mar-2013 20:23
Excellent image.
Micky Waby18-Mar-2013 06:27
You have made an excellent job of capturing the parrots, very clever to cover all three challengs. WELL done Lynn.
Brenda17-Mar-2013 21:57
How cool to have such colorful birds nearby. Great image!
Irene Wehrli13-Mar-2013 10:05
Wow - they are many, you did a great job here!
Barbara Heide13-Mar-2013 09:01
yes! that works for all the topics!
Cindi Smith13-Mar-2013 01:03
I love to watch these guys....wish they'd fly over my house!
Sheila12-Mar-2013 23:35
A great panning shot. I could tell they were parrots.
A very difficult shot, well done.
Frank Brault12-Mar-2013 22:15
A beautiful formation and image. V
laine12-Mar-2013 21:06
You did a good job of panning. Each one is distinct
Vijay12-Mar-2013 13:30
Great shot ! so well balanced.
An De Wilde12-Mar-2013 13:03
very nice ! lots of parrots !
Mieke WA Minkjan12-Mar-2013 06:45
they dart, spin and dive in all playful as our lorikeets
and then it becomes difficult to catch them with the camera
Chris(tine)12-Mar-2013 06:40
Super shot against the sky.
Leo12-Mar-2013 01:07
Good steady photo of birds in motion. They are colorful and attractive looking birds when seen close up. Here in the Northeast Monk Parakeets take over a tree or telephone pole with huge communal nests.
Karen Stuebing11-Mar-2013 21:30
Your panning is perfect here. Their motion is completely stopped. Great silhouettes against the blue sky. V.
sue anne11-Mar-2013 21:12
Great catch but I never seen that many parakeets. They must be common and wild? V
Peter Sussex11-Mar-2013 19:30
No worry, your panning skills are perfect:) So is this composition. V
J. Scott Coile11-Mar-2013 19:13
What a treat to live somewhere with such colorful migrating birds.
Stephanie11-Mar-2013 19:09
What a glorious sight it must be to see in person!
Great capture Lynn! :)
Terry Sprague11-Mar-2013 18:53
Nicely captured, good work!
Carol Rollins11-Mar-2013 14:58
Beautifully captured, Lynn. Great for any of these challenges... How special to have wild
Parrots living near you.
Walter O. Koenig11-Mar-2013 14:48
Cool catch of this formation. Good one for on the move.
Graeme11-Mar-2013 14:47
Beautifully captured, Lynn.BV
Mike H.11-Mar-2013 14:38
Well done with the challenges;
parrots in the wild -- cool.
Ceya11-Mar-2013 14:15
Great catch, Lynn! V
borisalex11-Mar-2013 12:14
You did well here to get one shot for the formation the birds build in the sky and your fast shooting! v.