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Black Capped Lory II

Black Capped Lory II
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Copyright: Stephanie Loh (greenpinkorange) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 94 N: 415] (1789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Tamron AF55-200mm F/4-5.6 LD MACRO Di II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Singapore, Parrot Paradise [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 6:06
Viewed: 3942
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Encore for jokes? here comes:

So there's this fella with a parrot. And this parrot swears like a sailor - I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for 5 minutes straight without repeating himself. Trouble is, the guy who owns him is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird's fowl mouth is driving him crazy.

One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT!". But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever. Then the guy gets mad and says, "OK for you!" and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet. This really aggravates the bird and he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of invective that would make a veteran sailor blush.

At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer. For the first few seconds there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets_very_quiet.

At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he opens up the freezer door. The bird calmly climbs onto the man's out-stretched arm and says, "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on.".

The man is astounded. He can't understand the transformation that has come over the parrot. Then the parrot says, "By the way, pardon me for asking, but what did the chicken do?"


Well, here's another black capped lorikeet. A nice little fella that likes to hang from poles.. funny but good for pictures. :)

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Hola Stephanie,
Bello retrato, bonitos colores con excelente nitidez, luz y fondo. Saludos

Hi Stephanie,
Nice shot of this parrot.
Great colors and details.
Well done.

Hello Steph,
This is an amazing portrait again of this colorful bird. Details, POV and composition are just great! I like this neutral BG and exposure a lot. Well done! Thanks,

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-20 10:15]

Wow, what a great POV Stephanie. Wonderful colours and great focus on the eye of the lorikeet. Nice and sharp with good DOF.
I love your notes!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-20 11:51]

Hi Stephanie.

Wonderful close-up of this lorikeet. I love the colors and that wonderful eye.


Hi Stephanie,
I can see you in the eye:-)
Funny bird.
Well done

Hi Stephanie, fantastic portrait with lovely details and excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful colors, great presentation, very well done, BRAVA! ciao Silvio

Hi Steph,

Very nice close up shot of this lorikeet. Sharp and neat.
So the lory was intimidated by looking at dead chicken in the freezer?


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-21 4:44]

Excellent shot, Stephanie.
Very good lighting, excellent sharp and detailed image, very nice colours. TFS

Hi Stephanie,
lovely portrait, I like the composition with the cute pose looking in from top left.
Clear details, very pleasant smooth colours.
Plus a nice, well told joke.
What else is needed to have a good day? Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-26 22:49]

Hello Stephanie

A beautiful portrait of this lorikeet.The eye detail is super.Very nice well saturated colours.Funny informative notes too.LOL TFS


Hi, Stephanie.
Nice shot. This composition is interesting (I mean looking down from corner.) Good colors and sharpness.

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