Monday, 8 April 2013

The art of nature

Sometimes, ok often, I don't realise how clever nature really is till time is slowed down in a photograph. For sure, I have seen many an immature Crimson Rosella in the bush, in the past. But looking at this picture from the weekend, I started to realise how gum blossom disguise affords protection, while the bird is young and more vulnerable to danger.

Sitting exposed on a branch like this, the immature bird's camouflage is not quite as effective.

But it is nowhere as standout as its mature Crimson Rosella pal, presumably a parent bird.


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