My first "wow" moment with birds was seeing a Nicobar pigeon in the San Diego Zoo's Rainforest aviary. It was bathed in sunlight and was dazzling! So happy to have worked with them years later at the same zoo!
Lovebirds I recently ran across some photos taken in 2008 at the Wild Animal Park (now the San Diego Zoos Safari Park) on my external hard drive, so I though Id post a few -- like this shot of two affectionate Macaws. (Serephina and Jelly)