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Feeling blue

Feeling blue
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Copyright: Josien Greidanus (Josien) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 5 N: 43] (166)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-09 15:38
Viewed: 3677
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm posting this picture to color up my profile somewhat, as most of the pictures I've posted thus far have softer, more subtle colors. I met this bright parrot in the captital of Madeira: it sat on a platform in front of a hotel, flaunting its beauty to the tourists that were passing by. It was really sad to see that it could barely move. That's why it seemed to be feeling a little blue. Anyway, I hope you like the result.

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To Gert-Paassen: CompositieJosien 2 10-11 09:18
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Josien, this is a beautiful head shot of this parrot. It shows great detail and very good color. Thanks for your comment on my gull. I appreciate it. Have a great weekend, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography

Hallo Josien,

Ik doe het in het nederlands is toch makkelijker.
Goed prtret opname maar vindt persoonlijk de kop te veel rechts op de foto staan.
Omdat hij naar rechts kijkt zou dus daar technisch meer ruimte moeten zijn.
Dus 1 f 2 centimeters meer.
Verder geen aanmerkig wannt dof, scherpte en achtergrond zijn goed.Je schreef wel dat je er niet veel verstand van hebt maar dit ziet er toch goed uit verder.
Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren.


Wow what colour and detail! Amazing portait of the parrot. If you meet the parrot again say hello and tell it is beutiful for me.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-10 1:09]

Prachtige foto Josien ook al kijkt hij een beetje beteuterd. Geen wonder als je jouw verhaaltje erbij leest.
Uitstekende scherpte en detaillering met een prima bijpassende vage achtergrond. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren en een goede diepte in de foto. Wat de compositie betreft ben ik het wel met Gert eens, de kop had iets meer naar links gekund.
Ik heb hem zelf ook hier op TN staan.

Ciao Josien, wonderful portrait with fantastic colors, superb details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Josien,
Wonderful portrait with great sharpness, excellent details and splendid colors. Well done!

Beautiful close up with impeccable clarity and detail Josi! Wonderful dept of field and sharpness! There is not much to say here, I love the simplicity of this lovely portrait and the moderate saturation of the colors in it. Have a great week Josi, and please shot, shot , shot!!
George Veltchev

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2010-10-10 20:19]

Bonsoir Josien,

Very nice portrait. Nice clear sharp detail in the featers and all over.. Perfect exposure under a soft lignt reveal splendid details in highlight and shadows. The relatively large lens opening for the 192mm focal lenght created a nice blurry BG on which the parrot is well isolated. Splendid image and TFS.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-10-10 23:44]

Dear Josien

I discover your young gallery with great pleasure and I'm delighted by the quality of the pictures you present us. This portrait here is superb! I appreciate the bird's pose and attitude very much and I'm impressed by the richness of the details and the colour management. A very good picture!

Kind regards


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-11 9:53]

Hello Josien,
The POV is perfect in this close portrait of a Blue Macaw, though I agree with your compatriots that the composition would be better with more space on the right, as he is facing that way.
Technically this is first class with fine sharpness and colours against a neutral BG. It is a pity to see these beauties so restricted in captivity but perhaps it is the only chance for many to see them at all.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-28 4:45]

Hello Josien,
such a superb portrait of this parrot. The colours of the feather are really stunning. You have given a very wonderful emphasis on clarity and sharpness.
The texture of the skin near the beak is so lively.
well composed and exciting shot.


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