Parrot in the aviary at Queens Park

I find the aviary in Queens Park—Ipswich, Australia—to be a bittersweet experience. It’s good to see so many species of birds in trees and with flowing waterways inside a zone that keeps them predator-free. It’s also sad to think of these birds not flying outside allowing them to spread their wings for hours on end.

Either way, I’d never have managed this close-up photograph of a parrot without the aviary access. Photograph taken on a Panasonic digital camera which tried to be somewhere between a simple point-and-click and a DSLR.

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