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I have only seen these birds in one location and nowhere else. Every time I would try to photograph one it would fly off. On this spur of the moment trip to the wetlands I finally got something I have been searching for. I was hoping just to get a decent photograph of one when I came across a large group of them. This one in particular did not mind my presence as it allowed me to photograph it quite close. I was extremely happy to have captured this pose, a one of a kind for me. These birds are so colorful I had to tone down the greens here. Anyways, let me know what you think as always.

Peach-faced lovebird- Gilbert riparian preserve, Arizona
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JRigh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Gorgeous! Almost in the birdie splits. :-)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks!
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el-ruben Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot! :clap: I adore lovebirds... :love:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thank you!
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Oh, the Riparian Preserve has a GREAT colony of lovebirds! I sadly don't go there as often as I should, but when I do I make it a goal to see at least one lovebird.

This is such an adorable shot. I have two peach-faced lovebirds at home, so I've come appreciate the little personalities they have inside. And as far as that goes, this shot is personality plus. I love it. ^^ Thanks for sharing this.

-Tori
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Thank you! I've seen them there plenty of times, but only this once I was able to get close and photograph them. They are quite the characters.
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Yeah, it's a really good shot. ^^

The last time I went there I was actually looking at another bird out on the water, and I heard a lovebird in the tree next to me. I turn to look and the tree was full of them! So I go to take a picture and my camera was dead. The spare batteries I brought were dead as well. I mean, what are the odds? So I hope to go back and catch a picture or two sometime. : )
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Haven't had that happen yet (knock on wood). But too bad you weren't able to get the shot. I was just there a few days ago and there were none to be found.
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Oh, really? Well I heard that a colony has been known to flock around the ASU campus, so maybe they travel back and forth. There's certainly a lot more lovebirds at the Riparian then there used to be.

I have gotten a really good picture of one on a previous trip, I just wish I could have gotten one of all the lovebirds in the tree. Silly camera..
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Yeah, they do travel around. One morning I had a lawn full of them. Was a sight to see.
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Baka-takusCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
You're so lucky. I'd love to see one in my yard! I guess the two little ones I have in my house will have to do. ;)
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   General Artist
how cool - herds of :iconlove1plz::iconlove2plz: birds :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Yeah, there were a ton of them, but none as talented as this guy/girl.
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Datlun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha, what a great shot. I love it :'D
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Thanks!
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Beautiful capture! :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Thank you!
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Just-Cute7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
adorable !!
seems these birds are really clever
I like the colors
and what a great shot
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Thanks!
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Just-Cute7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
u r welcome:)
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azianwolfdoll Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These little lovelies are such characters to have as pets. Apparently, it's just the same as it is in the wild for them! What a cutie & so nice to let you take its picture! ;P This is a wonderful shot & shows just how acrobatic birds have to be sometimes in order to get around.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you, it is strange to see them in the wild because they look so domesticated. They do however show a ton of character.
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Gilbert riparian preserve was on my list of "one of these days" places to visit, but this isn't what I was hoping to see.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
There are tons of species of birds you can see. I once counted 50 different species of birds there. I have always found something new to photograph here.
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Good to know. Thanks :)
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metamorphazised Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thanks
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gwrhino Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
that is a peach faced love bird, an introduced species that ahem, got loose, and have proliferated all over the valley. They are known to be mean. I have bunches of them all over my back yard...
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Ha lucky for you then. I haven't been as fortunate to walk outside and see one in my yard, though I have heard they have been seen in the neighborhood. Maybe I like the fact they aren't so close here ha.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's amazing! :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you!
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