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Ara araruana

Ara araruana
Photo Information
Copyright: Luis Limchiu (sle2006) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 75] (603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D REBEL, 100mm f/2.8MacroĜ58
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 10:13
Viewed: 5057
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Blue Gold Macaw. The majority of macaws are now endangered in the wild. Five species of macaw are already extinct, and Spix's Macaw is now considered to be extinct in the wild. The Glaucous Macaw is also probably extinct, with only two reliable records of sightings in the 20th century. The greatest problems threatening the macaw population are the rapid rate of deforestation and the illegal trapping of birds for the bird trade.

Birds in captivity
Macaws eat nuts and fruit. They also gnaw and chew on various objects. They show a large amount of intelligence in their behaviour and require constant intellectual stimulation to satisfy their innate curiosity.

Bonding: Macaws have been said to live for up to 100 years; however, an average of 50 years is probably more accurate. The larger macaws may live up to 65 years. The decision to have a macaw as a pet should be seen as a life-long commitment, as it will likely be a companion for life and many even outlive its human keeper.

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  • Great 
  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-19 10:18]

Hello Luis,
Beautiful richly colored portrait .Good compo. The yellow front part is poor in details (maybee due to overexposure)Good note.

  • Great 
  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-06-19 10:30]

Great note, good portrait, but too soft in focus. The depth of field is too shallow to keep the beak and the chest in total focus. Nevertheless, good effort and well done. I also like that lens!

well shot.

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-19 14:28]

Hi Luis,
A nice shot, great colours and nice detail in the face. I agree with the other critiques but it's still a nice shot, a nicely framed portrait with a good POV. A very interesting note too, I had no idea so many species are extinct. It's sad.

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