<< Previous Next >>

Blue&Gold Macaw

Blue&Gold Macaw
Photo Information
Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #4 Exotic Birds, Colourful Birds, Parrot Paradise [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-16 4:52
Viewed: 5150
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)

Macaws are large colorful parrots, classified into six of the many Psittacidae genera: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Propyrrhura, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. They are the largest birds in the parrot family in length and wingspan, though the flightless Kakapo is heavier.

Parrots are zygodactyl, like woodpeckers, having 4 toes on each foot – two front and two back. Their native habitats are the forests, especially rain forests, of Central and South America. They are called 'guacamayos' in Spanish and 'araras' in Portuguese.

The Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, is a member of the macaw group of parrots which breeds in the swampy forests of tropical South America.

They can reach 76-86 cm long and weigh 900 to 1300 g and are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, golden (some might say, "butterscotch") underparts and a green cap on the head. Their beaks are jet black and very strong for crushing nuts.

At present, this Blue-and-Gold Macaw is not classified as endangered species.

(Quoted from several sources)

pablominto, Lycaon, fyapici, scottevers7, pankajbajpai, ramthakur, Juyona, cecilia, PDP, coasties, jcoowanitwong, izler, Alex99, nainnain, RAP, jeanpaul, mlines has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To greenpinkorange: Glad to contribute....blakitan 2 11-17 02:07
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Fine details and rich colors. A nice pose from this parrot. He makes a good, comical portrait. :)
Very good one.

PS: May i invite you to add to my theme of 'Parrot Paradise'.

Hello Ben,
I think this image is good for his passport, pretty sure it will be approved!
Colourful guy, pleasant pose...
Very good textures in the plumage!
Pablo -

Magnifique ce peraquet,ces couleurs sont superbe,belle photo. Thomas

Hello Ben,
Very nice portrait of this lovely colourful bird. You have don it very very wll my friend. Congratulations and greetings.

Hi Ben,
A very nice portrait shot on this Blue and Gold Macaw. The fill flash exposure is excellent here. Colors are vivid and well saturated. Nice sharp detail. The dark OOF backround shows the bird very well.

hi benyamin,
lovely portrait,
nice colours, good dof, nice pov,
the colours look well saturated,
well composed, nicely framed shot,
tfs & regards

Macaws are pretty birds and you have done full justice to the beauty of this one, Benyamin. Each colour and its subtler tones are very well recorded in this grand portrait.
Very well done and TFS.

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-16 8:47]

Hi Ben,
very cute and colorful, they sure got character. Colours, details and sharpness are excellent. Very good POV and wery well composed.
Lovely portrait.

Hello Ben,

excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, Perfect work,

TFS Kyle

tres net, bonne macro

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-16 9:06]

Magnífico disparo, colorido excelente, y nitidez, buenos detalles, muy original, saludos

What a lovely coloured bird, great picture.
Very fine work Ben.

  • Great 
  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-11-16 11:03]

Excellents détails, belle netteté joli portrait de perroquet


Hi Benyamin,
Really a colourful, wonderful portrait work! What a shiny and vivid! superb sharpness is exactly spot on! Wonderful job, impressive one!
Bravo and TFS!

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-16 14:49]

Hello Benyamin, very nice portrait. Lovely details and exposure. Nice composition too. Well done.

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-16 18:11]

Hello Benyamin

Wow what a beautiful portrait of this Macaw.The DOF and POV are excellent .The details of the plumage are clear and sharp.The colours are bright and well saturated.Great job.TFS


Nice shot of this colorfull bird.
Excellent use of the fill flash.
I see your new Sony alpha 100 works fine, isn't?


Hi Benyamin

Well done on a great shot. Lovely colours and details you show here. Good POV with nice eye contact. TFS.

Hello Benyamin,
I like this face to face picture. Very well done and seen. POV, DOF, and sharpness are superb. Congratulations.

Hi, Ben.
Nice shot. Very good exposure and sharpness. Good use of fill flash. Colors are nice against neutral BG. One small nit. I would crop cm from top and right to bring it a little bit out from centre.

  • Great 
  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-18 9:27]

hello Benyamin
whats a beautiful parrot portrait photo. i like its exposure and excellent colours. composition, point of view, focus, sharpness and details are great

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-18 10:24]

Hi Ben.
Your bird portrait - one is better another. Fantastic colours of this Macaw and outstanding their reproduction at your first class picture. Outstanding details and sharpness, portrait pose of the bird, DOF and nice BG also as well composition and presentation of the shot. BRAVO and TFS.

very good fiil-in
bye mario

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-18 15:22]

Brilliant colors, excellent focus, lighting, eye contact, and DOF.

Hi Ben,

Very nice capture. The details are sharp and clear.


Hello Ben,
I missed some of your previous posts. This one is really great by its details, composition, colors and POV. Well done with interesting notes about this specie. I like this lightning and BG too. This is a beautiful bird! Thanks,

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-20 13:41]

Very nice capture Ben with great colors and ideal background.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, background, framing, notes.

I don't like it: nothing to criticize.

I like the POV and elected crop, conforms an excellent composition.
Best regards.... Ricardo

bonjour Ben
Excellente prise en portrait de ce beau perroquet
Les couleurs sont éclatantes et la netteté est parfaite. Félicitations pour la qualité.

Merci et au revoir...JP

  • Great 
  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-29 9:42]

Hi Ben!
great colours and lovely vivid portrait of this parrot,no comments on the photo its superb!

Hello Ben, splendid portrait with wonderful colors, great sharpness and details, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-17 17:22]

Hi Ben. Very fine details of this magnificent bird. Well displayed. Murray.

Calibration Check