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Copyright: Henry Engelbrecht (henrye) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 50 W: 2 N: 70] (268)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.4, Digital ISO 250, UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-16 9:00
Viewed: 4618
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've seen a lot of Macaw's on this site. So, since I also have a shot of one, I thought I'd post it today.

This shot of a blue and gold Macaw (Ara Ararauna) was taken at the Monte Casino Bird Gardens in Johannesburg.

Hope you like it.

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Hi Henry,
Very good portrait
Extremely sharp details.
TFS - Shir

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-10-16 10:40]

Very nice, detailed portrait of the Macaw. Good idea to have a fragment of another bird in the frame. I would even shift the frame more to the left to avoid the branch on the right. Anyway, very nice - I like very much the colours and the details od feathers and skin. Bravo, Henry! Greetings from Poland. Michal

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-16 13:34]

Hi Henry,
beautiful portrait. Here all is ok. I like it very much. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-16 13:39]

very nice one Henry,
fantastic crop, the pov is great the colours are fantastic, the dof is good, well you did a good job here,
gr. Jaap

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  • pathy (73)
  • [2005-10-16 14:04]

magnifique ara ! tres belle definition de l'image

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-16 14:49]

Very sharp image Henry. The details are razorsharp! Colors are excellent. This really is a superb picture. Well done & TFS!


Hi Henry, ist a beautiful picture.
IMO the picture had stands out more if the BG was clean from the other Macaw, but thats nature.
The details are very good, lovely colours and good POV.
Very well done.

Nice portrait shot Henry, great sharpness and POV, well captured too. Thanks for sharing

Die is 'n great shot! The colors are rendered perfectly. Tack sharp and the eye detail amazing.

Ek wens ek kan die exposure so reg kry. Ek struggle nog baie met dit en gebruik AEB as ek bang raak ek gaan [email protected] aanjaag. :)

Hi Henry,
Excellent portrait on the Blue and Gold Macaw. The colors are very vivid, and excellent detail. Well done!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-16 23:49]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very good.
Thank you Henry..

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-17 1:51]

Very sharp shot, Henry. You did a good job on the white part.
I always overexpose that part. Beautiful colors and pose. Well done and TFS. : )

Brilliant shot!
Very sharp and clarity, nice colour.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-17 2:59]

Smileys now, critique later :-)

Very nice close up shot of the blue & Gold, excellent exposure of the colors & details. Paul :)

Wow Henry:
I wish I could give more than 2 points for this shot! What amazing detail and colour. I love this composition, with the other Macaw making a nice background for this fellow. It's just an awesome shot!
Excellent work!
Today I move back to my homeland, Canada. After 11 years away, it will be great to be home!
All the best!

Excellent colour, clarity and amazing details Henry. Great pose, good composition. Very nice shot, well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-17 12:36]

Very nice composition. Sharp head posing. Lovely colours. Good idea with the blue feathers of the other Macaw contrasting with this ones. Lovely BG.

Hello Henry

Very good shot. Nicely composed. Sharp details and good POV. Well done. Thanks.

WOW!!! Henry this is great!!!
POV, colors, sharpness, frame excellent.
And again I wish that I can give you only 2 points :(

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