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This  image is a photo-montage of two different shots, a Rainbow Lorikeet portrait and a flying wild flock.


The prcocess I used was to emulate a double exposure you would do if you used a film camera, or a double exposure in a dark room. 


In Australia we have wild parrots that have adapted well to suburbia and city life, becoming opportunists for being fed.  Turning up in gardens and on balconies, becoming very tame.  From a wildlife carer perspective this makes it difficult when one gets injured and is rescued.  Sometimes it's hard to determine whether its an escaped pet or friendly wild.


This also begs the question of why do you need a pet parrot when you can have close encounters with the wild ones?  Why do native parrots need to be bred in captivity and sold as pets when you can marvel at them free flying in the wild?   


This image is part of a new series looking at Australian native parrots and asking the question of captive vs wild.  


This unique image is printed on special Ilford Gallerie paper, smooth pearl, 310gsm.


This print is part of a fundraiser for Vets for Compassion in response to the current Australian Bushfire Emergency.

25% of sales will be donated.

They have been treating some of the thousands of animals who have survived the worst bushfire in history.

To quote:

"Over the coming months, we need your support to continue this treatment, through the provision of funds for medical supplies such as anaesthetics, darts, antibiotics etc.

As we are run by volunteers, all of the money we raise goes directly towards sending our vets out into the field, to help wildlife impacted by these tragic bushfires".


Vets for Compassion is a small organisation, run entirely by volunteers, and their mission is to improve animal welfare both in Australia and in Asia. 


More info:
They have provided emergency response during natural disasters through provision of highly trained vets and vet professionals to help affected wildlife, farm and companion animals.


Available Sizes:

A2: approx 60cm x 42cm, limited edition of 20. (coming soon in different paper stock)

A3: Approx 30 x 40cm, limited edition of 40.


Captive or Wild? Featuring Rainbow Lorikeet


Please contact us for a custom framing quote.

Turn-around is two weeks.



Print will be framed behind glass then slim box framed in a wooden frame.


Each print is signed with edition number & embossed with certificate of authenticity.


Please specify your frame colour.

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