maxful's photostream on Flickr.My attempt to render a pair of male Birds of Paradise dancing for their lady's attention is prompted by a stunning film clip bit.ly/ZI3hjz 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.