Sunday, April 7, 2013

maxful's photostream

Birds of ParadiseVanda limbataflannel flowerNoisy Miners, White HibiscusCascading orchidEaster trio
Regent Bowerbird – King OrchidsCoelogyne assamicaDragonfly visits Spider LilyDendrobium anosmumAfter the floodBananas for the birds
dream riad – a realityNew Year orchid 2013WhiteyMountain LowryAustralian Emus : social networkingDiamond Doves in Trumpet Tree
Bees Knees and Yellow ThornbillsWhite BouvardiaKing Parrots : all in the familyEastern Whipbirds and LillypillyEastern Spinebill on GrevilleaEastern Spinebills, local grevillea and exotic orchids
My attempt to render a pair of male Birds of Paradise dancing for their lady's attention is prompted by a stunning film clip by Tim Laman and Ed Scholes. The men journeyed for a decade into New Guinea and the exotic world of birds-of-paradise. Much has been documented on the dazzling courtship antics of the male birds, not a lot on the female. As I have not observed these amazing birds in their natural habitat it may have been unwise to imagine them in a surround of native Lilly Pilly. Though a fruit-eating species, I suspect these lovely creatures live in dense and deep-dark tropical rainforest. The Syzygium oleosum is from the Noosa area in South East Queensland.