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Red Macaw

Red Macaw
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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
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #4 Exotic Birds, Parrot Paradise, Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 20:55
Viewed: 5008
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloroptera)

The Red-and-green Macaw or Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloroptera) is often mistaken for the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) because of its predominantly red feathering. The breast of the Red-and-green Macaw is bright red, but the lower feathers of the wing are green. In addition, the Red-and-green Macaw has characteristic red lines around the eyes formed by rows of tiny feathers on the otherwise bare skin. This is the commonest of the large macaws and the largest of the "Ara" genus, widespread in the forests of Northern South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss.

The superficially similar Scarlet Macaw has no eye lines and a yellow bar on each wing. Some macaw experts call the Green-winged Macaw the "gentle giant", as it is larger in size than the Scarlet Macaw and Blue-and-yellow Macaw, but has a more docile nature which often makes it a more popular than the other two species. It is second only in size to the Hyacinth Macaw, the largest bird of the macaw family.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-19 22:53]

Hello Benyamin

Awesome eye contact.The DOF and POV is excellent.The colours are really bold and vivid.The details are razor sharp and clear.TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-19 22:55]

Hi Ben.
Continuation of your brilliant series of bird portraits. Outstanding colours and details, perfect bokeh and expressive BG, composition is a classic for portrait. Where you take such obedient models? :)))
TFS and my best regards.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-19 23:41]

Hello Ben,
great shot, the red came out fabulous. Great sharpness and wonderful details. Very nice portrait.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-20 1:42]

What a pretty boy he is. Super shot Ben. The colours, details and POV are really good. I like this eye contact too. Beautifully displayed, TFS

Hello Ben,
This is a fine fellow, captured with lovely details!
Colourful bird, and the texture of plumage is great with nice details...
Lovely pose, good eye contact!
Pablo -

Oh wow, another great picture of a parrot! his pose is similar to the one you posted previously! Interesting! :) makes me laugh.
Nice colors and DOP. The red is rich yet natural :) Good sharpness on it's face and eyes!

Hi Ben,

Nice Macaw. DOF and POV is excellent.The colours are really vivid.The details are sharp and clear.

lovely shot,
well composed, nice pov, good dof,
lovely colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • ardli Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 5 N: 10] (92)
  • [2006-11-20 6:58]

Hallo pak Ben,

nice POV and DOF, and also good cropping.
regards, erwin

Hi Ben,
Excellent portrait on this Macaw. Some very nice soft quality light. The colors and detail are really good. The shallow DOF worked very well in isolating the bird and creating a beautiful OOFC backround.

Hi Ben ,
This is a beautiful Macaw.
I like the colors alot.Very nice POV,sharpness and details.TFS

This red Macaw is as handsome as the one you posted before it, Benyamin.
Perfect focus, details and colours.
Thanks for sharing this lovely portrait.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-11-20 11:27]

Hi Benyamin,
Cute Macaw photo my friend.
I like your blurred bg,macaw's pose,focus,sharpness,colors and note.TFS

One of my favourite birds. The colors and details are excellent and don't forget the sharpness - thats good too.

Well done.

le vert,le rouge, difficile de dire lequelle est le plus beau,ces aras sont de toute beauté.Thomas

I think that a flash shot should help luminosity at this shot and give more life at the eye. sorry.

try again!

hi mario

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-11-20 16:08]

Hi Ben,
I reckon you've just taken the previous image and changed the colours a bit....just joking!They both had the very same pose....maybe they wanted to show you their "best side".Lovely detail..expecially the texture of its skin and feathers.The shallow DOF has made him really stand out.Good work and keep well.
Regards, david

Bonjour Ben
Ceci est un très jolie portrait de ce bel oiseau, très coloré et bien détaillé. je peux voir chaque petit détail sur ses plumes , avec des notes très intéressantes.
merci et au revoir...JP

Excellent shot
Light is excellent. All details are so sharp.
I might have cropped out a little of the right side (nothing major thought).

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-23 11:26]

hello benyamin
here is handsome portrait photo. i like its exposure and colours. composition, point of view, depth of field, sharpness and details are great

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-11-23 16:29]

Nice color and detail. Very sharp focus with excellent eye contact. I like the DOF, but wish it was not in such bright light. Great photo!

I love parrots.
Your notes are of EXCELLENT quality.
A well focused HEAD.
Very well presented.
Very well composed.
Best regards,

Hi Benyamin,
Nice portrait of the Ara chloroptera.
Good compo. Blurred BG ande sharpness are excellent too.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-28 11:42]

Wonderful portrait. Excellent colours and lovely sharp details. Nice eye contact. Good BG as well



oh what a beautiful bird..I'm wondering if this bird was in the wild or in captivity? I would love to see birds like this in their native surroundings it must be amazing to have a HUGE bird like this at your birdfeeder...ha ha
Love his pose, and the colors are awesome. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comment on my photo "done for the day" :o)

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-06 16:24]

Hi Ben. What a marvellous close-up of this Mccaw. The colours and sharpness is stunning. Good note also. Murray.

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