Beautiful parrot

This is the parrot who surprised the family in my post earlier today.  This beautiful bird had just swooped by unsuspecting people moments earlier before taking his perch above the crowd at the zoo.  I  captured this shot as he arched his tail and spread his wings for a brief moment.  Regardless of whether it's an animal or a person, when your subject strikes the right pose that makes for much more visually interesting photographs.  The key is patience, preparation, a little luck and a quick finger on your shutter button!