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African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot
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Copyright: Aires santos (AiresSantos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 28] (92)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Aves - Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 1:48
Viewed: 4484
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear All

This is my first picture in the TrekNature.

I would like to receive critiques in order to improve my technique. Enjoy it

The African Grey Parrot is a medium-sized parrot of the genus Psittacus, native to Africa and is considered one of the most intelligent birds. As the name implies, they are predominantly grey, with accents of white. Some of their feathers are very dark grey and others are a lighter grey color. They have red or maroon tails depending on the subspecies. They feed primarily on nuts and fruits, supplemented by leafy matter.

The African Grey Parrot is around 33 cm long with predominantly grey plumage, with darker wings and a pale grey rump. The head and neck feathers have paler margins, giving that part of the body a scalloped appearance. The area around the eyes is whitish and the short broad tail red or maroon

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Hi and welcome to TN!
You have good colour and lighting in your image, however isolating one bird would give you a simpler composition and more impact. Perhaps a crop to show just the bird on the left would give you a stronger image.
TFS, look forward to seeing more of your images in due course.

Hi Aires,
Welcome to TN.
This is indeed a nice image to start with, but i do agree with Elizabeth on the composition.Your image is sharp and has excellent details and the action captured quite interesting.But it would be quite nice to isolate the one on the left and present it...I tried a Workshop...there is a bit of noise on those feathers as the focus on the shot was quite central ...hope you wont mind...
Thanks for sharing....
I promise you are going to enjoy being here..:)

Hi Aires,
Nice to see you here on TN! They are lovely creatures and I like this unusual composition. Details are sharp and tones of colors agreeable with interesting notes. I hope I'll see more of your nature's shots! Greetings from sunny Quebec!

Hola Aires, nice see you on TN, a great welcome, beautiful portrait of lovely Parrot, gret details and excellent sharpness, bravo, ciao Silvio

Excelente idée que ce flou et net. Belle teintes.
Bonne journée.

Hi Dear Aires,


Superb shot for the journey here...
Fine details..
The tones attract.
All the best, my good friend.


Hello Aires,

A fine portrait of this cute fellow!
Lovely details in the plumage, the DoF works well in isolating the subject from the background...
Welcome to TrekNature, it is a nice place with some very skillful and friendly nature photographers..!

Pablo -

Aires, nice photo - i like it's clarity , depth of field and the various shades of grey! I don't know about have the red behind in the shot - perhaps if you had all the bird... try not to cut things in half. lokking at the picture, it would be hard to crop away!! thanks for sharing...mark

Aires Santos,
Welcome to TN.
Great image.
Excellente notes.
Warm greetings from Calgary.

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