My best picture this week (captured from Dec 31, 2011 - Jan 6, 2012)

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The parakeet and the lychee tree
by elsier
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The lychee tree at my mom's place (in Brazil, yes!) is full of fruit, and bands of Plain Parakeets descend on it to feed several times daily. I hang around waiting for a bird to show itself (you can see the tree branches shaking, but seeing the birds isn't so frequent), and this one really came close
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Submitted: Thursday, 5th January, 2012 00:12 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 640
Notes: Hand-held
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