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Living on the Edge


Still at the Blue Mountains in Australia, 50 km west of Sydney,
from a year ago.


I think the foreground fella is afraid of heights, like some of you,
which is why he's IN the pan! 

Others of us love living on the edge!   :)


Living on the Edge


Still at the Blue Mountains in Australia, 50 km west of Sydney,
from a year ago.


I think the foreground fella is afraid of heights, like some of you,
which is why he's IN the pan! 

Others of us love living on the edge!   :)


comments (42)

  • Helen
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 00:37
What pretty little birds. Do you know what kind they are? They look like parakeets!!
Ginnie Hart: I found out from Aussie that they are Crimson Rosellas, which are parrots native to eastern and southeastern Australia, Helen. I got my education, too! smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Rosella
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2009, 01:23
Love it great colours.Good title and words,lets not sit on the fence
Ginnie Hart: No sitting on the fence for me any more, Vintage!!! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2009, 02:09
Beautiful capture of our Crimson Rosella's.
They are only seen in small areas of South Australia and Queensland but live predominately in New South Wales and Victoria.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks to you, Aussie, I now know what these birds are. I actually think I knew a year ago but promptly forgot.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 May 2009, 02:59
An excellent example of Australia's astonishing parrots.

Australians are sloppy eaters, Ginnie...we teach kids at a young age to get in the plate so there is no problem about spillage. [grin]
Ginnie Hart: I guess you would know, Ray. I can just imagine the capture YOU would have managed to get!!! And I love what you wrote about "sloppy eaters." grin
That is lovely. So sharp and the colours pop.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I was in heaven. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 6 May 2009, 04:45
I've never seen birds so beautiful in the wild. Love your composition.
Ginnie Hart: Since this was outside the Visitor's Center, Sherri, I have a feeling these birds aren't that wild any more. sad
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 May 2009, 05:23
Your tittle made me smile...you know I love heights and eating in company...and are these lovebirds smile
Aussie gave me some education here, you are lucky with this wonderful picture.
Amazing colours and sometimes it is fun to be on the edge.....
Prachtige foto.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes it's fun to be on the edge...and other times it's better to play it safe. Dat weten wij! Ontzettend bedankt, lieve vriend. Doe vorzichtig!
A lovely shot, with the plain background the birds really stand out.
Ginnie Hart: It was a lucky day for me, Nigel. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 May 2009, 07:21
Oh, a wonderful photo-motive- lekker ontbijt voor de vogeltjes vanuit het paradijs (or some Muesli for Chad?)!- beautiful and colourful birds in contrast to the grey pan- I can imagine a swinging movement- I think the birds must be free of giddiness- I wish you and all a nice day or good night after having a good breakfast or delicious dinner!
Ginnie Hart: Muesli ook voor Ginnie! smile And you are so right and observant about the swaying pan. Every time a bird flew on or off, it would gently sway back-n-forth. Ontzettend bedankt, Philine, voor jouw "eet smakelijk." smile
Great photo! As for the vertigo: I think that is what we call 'hineininterpretieren' wink
Ginnie Hart: I'll have to get my real, live dictionary to translate this for me later, Wim. Cheap Hong Kong has no clue. grin
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 May 2009, 08:43
Beautiful capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 May 2009, 09:15
Wonderful photo Ginnie - the red contrasts so well against the grey background. I'm all for security - living on the edge may have its moments, but it's not for me!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I actually agree, Ingrid! My preacher dad once told the story of a King who wanted a chauffeur for his children and was interviewing different candidates. Each one was telling how close they could get to the edge of a precipice without falling off. Then a man came along who said if he were driving, he'd be as far away from the precipice as he could possibly get. Guess which one was hired!
Two is still company, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I should have known that was coming. Q: is company good, Chad? I sure hope so!
Their colours are superb. Fine capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Parrots do have that distinction, Richard, don't they. smile
what great color the birds have
Ginnie Hart: That's what's so delightful about parrots! Thanks, Chantal.
They have lovely colours. Not to be seen here though. A great capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We don't have many places here, either, Ron, where parrots grow in the wild! I guess you need a rain forest?!
A very nice capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Bernie. Long time no see. How are you???
  • rian
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 12:51
great commentary, it really does send the message of opposing fears.. great colors too, great shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: I found out from Aussie that these are parrots. I should have know, right? Thanks, Rian.
Fabulous little birds Ginnie, how lucky to catch them in that situation, our Australian friends seem very pleased with your picture.
Ginnie Hart: i was tickled pink, Brian. smile
Beautiful pair of parrots Ginnie. Looks like they might get a swing as well as a feed.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Janet. Every time one flew on or off, the pan started swaying. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 6 May 2009, 13:53
Good title and I think you're right OR he is so protective of the food so he has to stand in the middle of it smile Great capture anyhow!
Ginnie Hart: I think YOU have a point there, Frida! HA! Thanks.
  • navin
  • india
  • 6 May 2009, 14:02
Beautiful birds and a very nice shot Ginnie, I like your title. How is the response to the postage stamps on ebay?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin. The postage stamps have all been listed and the auctions will all be ended this week. It was a gold mine for me, so I'm a very happy camper. Thanks for asking.
I'd be in the pan.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Between all of us, in or out, we'll make a nice balance, Mary. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 14:56
very pretty pair!
Ginnie Hart: David, did I just hear you say "Pretty Bird?" grin
  • rags
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 16:22
very nice shot. it looks really pretty.
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Kanyi.
gorgeous beyond belief! They are such beautiful birds.
Ginnie Hart: Pretty birds indeed, OSB. I was delighted to see them.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 18:19
Oh how delightful. I have seen a documentary on these birds in Australia and how plentiful they are. I want to see them out of cages.
Ginnie Hart: These and the Lorikeets just amazed me, Marie. They were everywhere...in certain spots! Just gorgeous!
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 May 2009, 19:05
Hmm, parrots eh? (for some reason I just hear Homer Simpson saying that - insane I know smile) Super shot, Ginnie - their composition, their relation to each other, their colours, I'd say the whole thing resembles a great painting.
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Ian...flattery will get you almost anywhere. smile Thanks.
Cute little fellas!
Ginnie Hart: Aren't they! smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 6 May 2009, 20:23
Wow what colorful birds!! It would be so cool to get these exotic birds at your feeder each morning!
Ginnie Hart: And they'd probably squawk their heads off. smile
Hmmm, nicely done Ginnie : Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Zeb. smile
very nice picture!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Olivier.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 May 2009, 22:50
Our new dobermann puppy lays in the dish when eating. Nothing to do with heights, only pure unadulterated greed. The other day she discovered her spare dogfood bag, tore it open and we found her inside the bag munching away. Very greedy.

Excellent picture - you can pat yourself on the back.
Ginnie Hart: LOL. I knew all along this was about greed and not about being scared of heights. grin I love it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 May 2009, 07:34
Aren't they charming!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris. smile
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 7 May 2009, 11:11
I love these birds. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jessie, for stopping by and commenting.
ta photo est parfaite, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You are too kind, O-P. My brother was a "perfect" photographer but always would tell you what he should have done differently if you complimented him. We are from the same mold! But thank you anyway.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 7 May 2009, 12:33
Ginnie : That's a composition that I surely will be proud off. You should think about wildlife photography.
Ginnie Hart: Oh no, Thomas. That is YOUR department. I still marvel at what you do!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 7 May 2009, 18:04
WOW! What beautiful birds..and an equally beautiful capture of them. WOW!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 7 May 2009, 18:24
how nice to have those little birds close by ! nice picture !
Ginnie Hart: It was very fun to see such unusual birds so up close and personal, Namaki. Yes, you're right!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2009, 13:08
Amazing colors .. well captured Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Klaus. smile
  • Bob
  • United States
  • 9 May 2009, 13:47
I continue to be impressed with how your consciousness is sharpened with photography. What an analogy you made of these two birds and how they are situated on the tray. smile
Ginnie Hart: Photography is bigger than life for me, Bob. It really is my heart and soul! Maybe the same thing will happen to you?
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 16 May 2009, 21:57
I like to live on the edge...as long as I can still get to the" food" grin
Loved the colour of the birds ruling on the image.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHAHA! You have your priorities down pat, I see. grin

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