Friday, May 27, 2016

Oi Oi! What have we here!



Yesterday while walking around Claremont a gentleman with a tiny burst of sunshine on his shoulder stepped out ahead of us! We stalked followed him as he crossed the road and entered a shop. He gave me the slip there for a while, think he knew I was after him :) so when I re-spotted him I braved up and asked if I could take a photo, to which he happily agreed, although I think he was a little shy. So overcome by my courage :) I forgot to ask names, but the two had been friends together for over six years. This little beauty is a South American Sun parakeet, you can see how very different its colours are to my grumpy garden breakfast guests!


Don't think I would have made a super sleuth, I suspect he knew he was being followed :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... p.s. I know right! A red suit and we'd have a perfect Santa!


30 comments:

  1. what a good looking fellow, he looks a lot like me

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  2. what a nice street life moment!! ew

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  3. Such a happy sweet little friend to carry about!

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  4. Great capture! The bird is probably telling him, "let that woman take your photo and then she'll be on her way".

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  5. At first I just noticed the long beard and wondered why you were following him...on close inspection I noticed the bird. Cute.

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  6. At first I just noticed the long beard and wondered why you were following him...on close inspection I noticed the bird. Cute.

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  7. What a sweet man, indeed a Santa! Those birds are so wonderful coloured.

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  8. He must be used to attention, Grace! It is quite sweet to see their friendship.

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  9. I bet he just uses the bird to attract the ladies. ;-) Nice post and yes he would make a great Santa or better yet a pirate !

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  10. A good start to your new career as a street portrait photographer Grace.

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  11. Beautiful birds. I would be delighted to have such colorful guest for breakfast in the morning. Watch out of guys with birds on their shoulders. They could be pirates.

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  12. They are a perfect looking couple!

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  13. You immediately think it is one of our parrots until you look closer.

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  14. I love these colorful parrot, but you were stalking him - all for a good cause, of course. I did the same thing a couple of years ago in one of our flea markets when I saw a rather strange-looking fellow walking about with a parrot on his shoulder. He was also friendly and let me take a pic. I think when you see a photo subject and you follow after it, that cannot be considered stalking. That's simply being a good photographer! Oui?

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  15. I overheard him say, "You should see the babe my bird and I picked up today!"

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  16. What a unique, fun and nice posting:)

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  17. They look very sweet together.

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  18. Lovely stuff!
    Your pic of the birds is excellent.

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  19. Love your description of the sun parakeet Grace, "a little burst of sunshine". Perfect to describe this colourful bird. Good on you for asking for a photo and so good that he obliged.

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  20. Wow, Grace, that 1st photo is unique !

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  21. I'm so glad you were persistent and got the top shot. And, the lorikeet shot is great too. I still think it's fantastic that you have such colorful birds hanging out in your garden. When I was a little kid, we used to have a parakeet and it loved my mother. It would do the same thing, sit on mom's shoulder or her pen when she was trying to write.

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  22. you make me laugh! love the photo of the friends...and you stalking pictures crack me up! have a great weekend grace! oh, by the way, i thought of you while watching tv the other day...i like that show "house hunters international" and there was a lady moving to perth with her 4 boys! i kept looking for places i'd recognize!

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  23. I am soooo for the birds! Love these, Grace!

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  24. Yay for braving up Grace! And such a cute couple, too!
    I saw a dude on a very, very cool Harley push-bike.... standing in position to start again. And... I wanted to... but I couldn´t make myself ask. I was so darn disappointed of myself. Again.

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  25. What a wonderful sight. Adore that first photo of the man and his bird friend. They look connected.

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  26. Oh those lorikeets! The whole story made me laugh and your top photo is fantastic. I can't believe the guy walked into a Coles store with the bird on his shoulder. Is that ok?

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