Saturday Snapshots #83

by Jeanne on March 27, 2010

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - South Africa

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Thandi – Birds of Eden, South Africa

Her name was Thandi and she was a Solomon Eclectus parrot who had been a pet but was now living in the spectacular Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight aviary in the world.  She fell in love with my father as soon as she set eyes on him and made it her business to get as close to him as possible for the duration of our visit.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen him more enchanted – thank you Thandi.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. All photographs previously featured may be viewed on my Saturday Snapshot archive pages. Many photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store. They make gifts, for friends or for yourself!

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nina March 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

That is an enchanting picture Jeanne, both the one I see in front of me and the one you sketched with your story!!


Manggy March 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

How beautiful – I think I can pick out each detail of each lovely feather :)


Colleen March 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

What a stunnning photie, Thandi is a beautiful lady ;o) xx


Kit March 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Lovely picture of Thandi. It’s a gorgeous place – we went there last year with the kids and had birds sitting on our hats (I can’t remember their names though.)


Seldon Wright March 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

How beautiful! A lady bird will always choose a man – my son got my wife a cockatiel for her birthday a few years ago and guess what – she likes me way better than her! Keep on posting & cooking! :)


Wendy t March 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

Stunning photo Jeanne! xxx


Gourmet Chick March 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

Beautiful parrot and you look like you got VERY close


Richie April 1, 2010 at 12:55 am

Superb place, we were there in 2008 and I had a similar experience with a bird called Bobby. He was an Indian Ringneck and he came right up to my face moving his head from side to side. When we started to move on he said as clear as day “what you doin?” He wouldn’t leave me alone and I too was enchanted.I wanted to take him home with us. One of the many hi-lights of our trip to SA


Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet May 14, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Coolness! I love it when the animals get up close and personal with us humans. There’s only one potential downfall….she didn’t poo on him, did she?


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