Weekly Photo Challenge : How close can you go…

I wonder how close can I go…

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Now this is getting closer, I can almost reach…

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Got it….

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This is close-up…


Not macro photography, but I have interpreted “close-up” in a different way.

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57 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : How close can you go…

  1. This inspires me to ruminate; how does that bird’s feathers know how to do that? How does it grow such jaw dropping colors that make it a visual feast?

    And I’ll stop now as I contemplate the mysteries of creation.


    • Interesting ruminations. How do they recognize each other when they all look the same. Did you know Rainbow lorikeets mate for life…


  2. Such a charming series of photos.


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  4. WOW Pauline – i just love this one. Those creatures are magnificent and so tame – amazing. We have a similarly (not quite as brilliantly) colored bird here called the Painted Bunting. They are incredibly skittish and would NEVER come near a person, sadly. I’d love to photograph one but good luck with THAT!!


  5. Beautiful close ups, Pauline. i remember when we were in Australia, the Lorikeets were so friendly and tame. πŸ™‚


  6. Certainly close-up and well done!



  7. I think this is a great ‘close up’ as opposed to micro. I usually can’t make out what I’m looking at in micro anyway πŸ˜‰


  8. How lovely to be able to get so close to these little beauties!


  9. You (or rather Jack) got very close-up indeed! Love it! πŸ™‚


  10. amazing post! I almost jumped off (in a good way) my seat, when I saw the last picture!
    I can’t believe the birdie is such a gentle creature. great job.


  11. Love your interpretation, agree re close up vs macro comments – you created a great series, getting ever closer!

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  12. Lyn n David @ Meow-landa

    In close up it is hard to imagine how lorikeets can be easily camouflaged, but I cannot see even one up in the trees when our Black Bean trees are in flower, the colours of the leaves and flowers totally confuse any identification of the birds themselves. Only their dulcet tones give the game away.. Their colours are so striking and yet their camouflage amazing.
    I thoroughly enjoyed being so close up to those beautiful creatures.
    Yes Jack, birds of a feather do flock together. You were just the right person to be up close and personal with that Aussie beauty.


    • Good to hear from you Lyn. They do just melt into the native bush, amazing camouflage. These ones where up in the Hinterland at Springbrook. I don’t think I would call their tones “dulcet” though Lyn, more like raucous….


  13. Brilliant, Pauline! I haven’t seen the challenge post itself, (sometimes I get my anti head on and think- I will not be told what to post! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) but I saw Jude’s rant so I’ll have to go and look. Love your photo story.


  14. Gorgeous little fellas.


  15. great shots πŸ™‚


  16. Cheeky, sweet lorikeets. Lovely photos.


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  18. It’s close up, all right. My mum tamed a budgie to take food from her mouth. This parakeet is just about there.


  19. It really irritates me when the WP challenge confuses the issue. Close up is NOT the same as macro photography and you have shown clearly what a close up is. The title was close up and then they start waffling on about macro photography.They did the same with the rule of thirds and bokeh!

    I love your rainbow lorikeet – they always make me smile, despite their raucous sounds! And Jack. Of course. Though one hopes he is better house trained πŸ˜€

    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  20. A great series, and a narrative take on the theme. Jack has an admirable nose and mouth!

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