The Kea, the world's only alpine parrot, is a large species of parrot found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. They are cheeky and mischevious birds.
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7 Jan 2013 5:21am
magnifique ce portrait
7 Jan 2013 6:19am
Wow Great photo Lovely focus showing such detail
7 Jan 2013 7:16am
@Philnz: Thanks Phil, Auckland Zoo has a new aviary that you can walk in and they have quite a few kea.
perfect shot very nice*****
7 Jan 2013 7:54am
@Melocoton: Thank you very much
Great close up
7 Jan 2013 8:27am
7 Jan 2013 9:30am
Whoa! Now that's what I call a close-up! I love the detail of the feathers around the bill and the focus of the eyes. (I first saw these as a 17 year old when I climbed up Avalanche Peak in Arthurs Pass.)
7 Jan 2013 10:19am
@rick: Thanks Rick, Auckland Zoo has a new aviary with a number of kea in it. It is great to walk amongst them and these were the first I had ever seen.
A great find, and close-up. Thanks for the interesting information.
7 Jan 2013 10:30am
@outsidersworld: Thanks for the visit, they are unique to NZ.
Great shot , superb focus !!!!!
7 Jan 2013 11:11am
@CarineB: Thanks Carine
7 Jan 2013 11:34am
Wonderful sharp shot, weirdest looking parrot I've ever seen :-)
7 Jan 2013 11:41am
@Curly: Yeah they are not typical parrot type, but when they fly and you see the colours under their wings, they are quite beautiful.
Wow, what a portrait! Love how close-in you are, and the details are gorgeous. Well done!
7 Jan 2013 11:44am
@Jason Politte: Auckland Zoo has a new aviary that you can walk amongst them, it is an amazing experience. And yes they are very cheeky and get really close to the camera.
7 Jan 2013 12:09pm
Wow ! Superb portrait !
7 Jan 2013 1:34pm
Amazing and beautiful ! Great portrait ! Phil
7 Jan 2013 1:38pm
@Phil: Thanks Phil
Beautiful, perfect portrait of this unique bird!
7 Jan 2013 3:21pm
@Truels: Thanks Truels, they are unique and this was my first encounter with them. Very exciting.
7 Jan 2013 4:02pm
Wonderful portrait of this bird Frances
7 Jan 2013 5:06pm
@Doug: Thanks Doug, I was really close to him.
excelente primer plano de esta ave, muy buena!!
7 Jan 2013 5:43pm
Quel effet ce bec et le rendu sur le plumage fantastique.
7 Jan 2013 5:54pm
Just EXCELLENT MACRO
Hvae a good day
7 Jan 2013 6:05pm
@Tataze: Thank you
5 stars from me. I love this wonderful close up - the bird even has seeds in its beak!
7 Jan 2013 6:54pm
Nice macro with a beautiful bokeh to back up the parrot.
7 Jan 2013 8:47pm
I love them - a clever and intuitive bird
7 Jan 2013 9:48pm
@Jules: This is the first I'd seen so was exciting encounter for me.
WHOA that's excellent!!
7 Jan 2013 10:32pm
very nice, and a interesting pose, good job ☺
8 Jan 2013 4:37am
8 Jan 2013 10:00am
Wow! Impressive image!
8 Jan 2013 6:23pm
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