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Copyright: Heinz Koloska (wallhalla15) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 58 N: 3350] (13829)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000, Fujifilm 1,5 X Tele Conversions Lens
Exposure: f/4, 1/240 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-24 11:39
Viewed: 4515
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Macaws are large colorful New World 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 Mexico and Central and South America. They are locally also known as Guacamayos in Spanish and Arara in Portuguese.

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 and are 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 their human keepers. They are monogamous and mate for life. In captivity unmated macaws will bond primarily with one person – their keeper. Pet macaws thrive on frequent interaction, handling and love just as humans do. Lack of this can lead to their mental and physical suffering.

Other sub-bondings also take place and most macaws that are subjected to non-aggressive behavior will trust most humans and can be handled even by strangers if someone familiar is also alongside

Without proper adult supervision, macaws are unsuitable as pets for children. All species of macaws have very powerful, large beaks and are capable of causing a considerable amount of harm to both children and adults. They are delicate creatures and require respectful, and loving husbandry from handlers. Macaws tend to be extremely loud: their voices are designed to carry over long distances. This makes macaws very demanding birds to keep and the decision to have one as household pets should not be taken lightly.

Info from wikipedia.com

SkyF, goutham_ramesh, gurupawan, dew77, coasties, wuta, marhowie, Janice, gelor, cecilia, AndyB, liquidsunshine has marked this note useful
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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-24 11:42]

Hallo Heinz,
iregenwie passen die nicht auf die kahlen Baeume, es wird Zeit dass Fruehling wird :-). Herrlich sind die Farben und die Details der Fluegel sind gestochen scharf. Klasse Aufnahme, prima Bildaufbau.
Gruss und auch dir ein schoenes Wochenende

What colors, great shot and nicely executed.
Goutham R

Hi Heinz,

Great shot of this macaws , POV and shapness is amazing. Happy weekend



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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-03-24 11:59]

Hi Heinz,

What a colorfull shot of this macaws,like it a lot,I am one of the lucky ones that saw the (scarlet)macaw in the wild (on my holidays in costa rica) a few years ago,must say that this kind of birds impress me a lot.
TFS and as well pleasent weekend,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-24 12:11]

Hello Heinz!
Very nice colourful capture.POV,framing,details and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-03-24 13:10]

hallo heinz,
da hast du ja zwei hübsche, bunte
spaßvögel erwischt! :-)
schöne farben, klasse details,
ich finde es witzig, wie der gelbe
dich von hinter dem roten beäugt.
grüße & ein schönes wochenende,

Hello Heinz

Wow.... the thumbnail was a real eye catcher! Stunning shot. Lovely array of vibrant colours. Excellent clarity and sharp focus. No nit here. A beautiful visual feast! :-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-24 14:16]

Hello Heinz,
Wow. A festival of colour. Excellent detail and beautiful rich colours, a nice composition too.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-03-24 14:32]

Hello Heinz ,Very good ,fantastic colours 2 beauty's
tfs ,good weekend ,Teunie .

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-03-24 15:57]

I love these birds Heinz, and it is interesting that you show us two different coloured ones too. Good sharpness and superb colours,
Thank you
You have a good weekend too...

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-24 18:35]

Bonsoir Heinz,
Ils sont magnifiques ces oiseaux ! Composition, couleurs, netteté tout est bon. Bravo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-25 2:02]

Hello Heinz,
You managed to capture two beauties in one shot. The colors on these macaws are just so amazing, a true feast for the eyes. Sharp details and great juxtaposition of the two. Wonderful composition. TFS. ; )

Very very nice indeed! Well captured!

Hallo Heinz,
das ist ein Feuerwerk aus Farben, wow, so tolle Papageien und so nahe, toll!
Die haben sich aber auch ganz prima für Dich "drapiert". Genials Schärfe und gutes Licht, vielen Dank und Gruß, hab' ein schönes Wochenende
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-25 6:49]

Hello Heinz,
A very nice and colourful capture.
I like the composition of these two.
Goood sharp detail and very good DOF too.
Great shot.

Have a great weekend.

Hello Heinz,
Frame filling color, nice pose X two!
Sharp detail, great exposure. Well done mf.

Hi Heinz,
What an awsome photo, the colors are just incredible, Excellent BG, POV great details, and framing, Excellent, TFS Kyle

Great shot Heinz,
Excellent sharp and clear detail. The colours are fantastic. Well composed and nicely exposed. Good framing and notes.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • Sayre Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 30] (164)
  • [2007-10-16 20:05]

This is a great shot! I really like the composition and your POV. I love how you were able to get the blue & gold leaning down, so you still got the full face of him/her in the background. The detail is good. The head of the green-wing is a little burned out, but it's still a great shot!
TFS Steph

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