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Sun Conure - Love torrent.....

Sun Conure - Love torrent.....
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3-, Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg., Soap Bubble+ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-11 11:21
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 41
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sun Conure Facts.
The Sun Conure bird is a small, beautiful parrot similar to the macaw in features yet very distinguishable in its own. Their bodies' hold a yellow to orange hue resembling a deep bright gold overlay with brilliant blends of green and red which definitely outshine most birds in the sky. A baby sun conure's feathers are mostly olive green, but at around six months of age, its plumage will slowly begin to change in coloration to the gorgeous yellow orange hues that sun conures are known for. After about a year old, the sun conure will possess its full color. This includes their wings and tails which range from dark blue to green. Their eyes are gray and their beaks and feet are always black.

Sun Conure Lifespan.
Sun conure birds are more or less 12 inches in length. The average lifespan of a sun conure is about 15 to 25 years which makes them great loyal pet birds for a long time. They are easy to raise and maintain plus they will bring hours of joy to you and your family because of their cuddly, lovable and charming personalities.

The origins of a sun conure bird start in the Amazon River from the eastern parts of South America. Typical environments for these vibrantly colored birds, also known as the Aratinga Solstitialis, are the open forests of the Northern Amazon, Northeastern Brazil and Southeast Venezuela. Though they were originally found in these other parts of the world, many people would travel to these lands just to capture these wonderful creatures only to sell them at a high profit.

Image taken at the Monte casino bird Park - Johannesburg

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Ciao George. Great lightining capture. Razor details and impressive focus. Fantatic crhomatic results. One of your best.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-11 12:39]

Hello George
All i can say is SUPERB!
Thanks for sharing

Hello George
honestly, I can say that this is one of the best nature shots, I have seen. everything wonderful. some autorities may find some comments, but I have not any comments this wonderful photograph. color balance, exposure and light using perfect. coloration amazing beautiful. timing and eyes contact exellent. POV and DOS similarly awesome. of course, models. they are very handsome.
what about their distance? Did you use a tripod or extra technique? If you write, I would be pleasured and I will benefit your master experience.
many thanks for showing us this beauty. best regards my friend.

Hallo George,
agree with Ahmet here, this is a wonderful picture.
Right choise of aperture, all to maintain the main subject in perfect focus and DOF and still got the BG in fine OOF.
Accurate exposure and WB for the beautiful colors.
Maybe on of your best so far, my friend.

Hola George

Que bellos colores para estas aves que te estan mirando sin pestańear, una perfecta composición y nitidez. Felicidades y gracias por compartir esta imagen tan bonita.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-12 1:57]

Hello George,
What a perfection! These Sun Parakeets are really alive on this photo. Couldn't be better. High quality!

Hi George,
I read with interest that you photographed this pair (native to northeastern South America)in the casino premises-bird park, near Johannesburg. (I hope you did win in the casino!

Obviously this helps with the conditions - but without doubt - your photographic technique is excellent.

Kind Regards

hello George

WOW ! what a beautiful close-up photo of these parrots
with their lovely vivid colour tones of the plumage,
very fine POV, DOF and the way their are framed on the image,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-12 4:53]
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Hello George,
Despite the fact that I'm not so fond of Parrots (I don't know why) I can see that this is a top-shot. Wonderful colors of the plumage and a very cute attitude of both birds added to the striking composition and the excellent light-management make this shot very impressive. Bravo again!
Kind regards

Is not unique to South America for this species? Photo is marked different (Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region) Why?

Best regards

Hi George,

what an very nice coloured photo today.
Exellent composition, sharpness and details.
Very nice dark bg.
Fine colours.

Very beautiful, superb colours and sharp details.

Ciao George, how much lovers on TN in theese days, lovely couple of beautiful parrots, fantastic bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello George,
Fantastic capture with outstanding vivid colours and excellent focus.
It is the best image I have ever seeen with this species. Great clarity and sharpness.

Bonjour George,
Belle publication remarquable par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Güney Amerikalı kuşu Afrikalı diye lanse etmek iyi numara doğrusu:)
Eşeği boyayıp babasına satmak türünden.

Hello Geroge friend,
I had skipped this picture! ... What a beautiful pair of small parrots!. I lique a lot the yellow and orange coloration. In our country 90% of parrots are green! This colors are a novelty for me in a parrot! ... With respect to the pose of the birds, seem to be hugging with the wings! ha ha ha:)
Excellent color level and frankly impressive approach. Good job George Friend.
Regards, TFS,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-14 19:29]

Hello George,
An attractive image like this is hard to take your eyes off of. What stunning colors in their plumage and the detail shown is simply awesome. A top notch quality photo in every aspect!!

Hi George

I'm so glad I have discovered this picture! I don't know why I have not seen it before, and luckily the fact that today we shared the same opinion on a critiqued picture conducted me to your gallery.

This picture simply is superb! It's technically perfect with a great colour management and a subtle lighting. Also the sharpness and the composition are perfect. But the main strong point is the expression of the picture. The pose of the two birds and the association with love is magnificent! Difficult to do better...

Kind regards


great pair, TFS Ori

Hi George.
Excellent photo. My best wishes for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

ooo, so lovely :)

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