Inside the Lorikeet exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo, there must be a hundred of these colorful guys and gals flying around. It's kinda weird. They land on your shoulders and you can buy nectar to feed them. This guy seemed to know I was taking photos of him, because he looked at me a few times, then started dancing from one foot to the next. Maybe he was just hyper from all the nectar!
I am not much of a bird guy. My interest has mainly been just around birds of prey, such as eagles and hawks. The red-tailed hawk is my favorite, though I have yet to photograph one in the wild. But that changed slightly when we recently went to the San Antonio Zoo. There they have an enclosed area with all these lories and lorikeets flying around. I really enjoyed it and took quite a few photos. It is pretty interesting, and made more interesting by the fact that many of them will land on you and you can even buy nectar and feed it to them. It's pretty cool, unless you are bothered by birds landing on your head. This guy just sat there for a minute or so, and fairly still I might add, as though he knew it was portrait time. Most of the others were zipping around. I guess when you eat sugar all day you tend to get a bit hyper.
This is a single image taken at f/6.3 with an exposure bias of -0.3 ev. ISO was 100. I made some minor adjustments in PSE around Contrasts and that's it!