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Monk Parakeet

Monk Parakeet
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-26 7:41
Viewed: 2901
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Monk Parakeet, Myiopsitta monachus

Swedish name: Munkparakit

This is another parrot species that has been introduced. Though originally from S. America, it now nests locally in small colonies in the Canary Islands, Spain, Italy, Belgium and some central European countries.

A pair came to the palm tree closest to our hotel balcony and proceeded to feed on the hanging strings of fruit.

I was not able to show an ideal POV but most of the features are shown in the main and the WORKSHOP images.

This was taken in the late afternoon when the lighting was against us and the bird was in the shade.

After moderate cropping and size reduction and light adjustment the image was slightly sharpened.

CeltickRanger, ramthakur, Hotelcalifornia, Marco2010, chrisemt74, jusninasirun, Pitoncle, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
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鳥很可愛 顏色和樹相互映

Hello Ivan

I remember the first photos you posted of this
parrot species shot from your hotel balcony
with the SX50, here I love the POV showing
the bird's plumage colors and with its pose
it gives something else like dynamism to
the photo, beautiful light, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-26 8:18]

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful photo of this Monk Parakeet in an attractive pose and composition. Good sharpness and splendid natural colours.

Hello Ivan,
Lovely composition and an exceptional PoV,beautiful clarity and sharpness.
Thanks and best regards,

Fantastic capture of this Parakeet during your sojourn in Spain last year, Ivan. Despite limitations of light that you mention in your note, the subject has been captured very well.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Mr.Ivan,
Very well taken picture of this Monk Parakeet.Nice pose with beautiful colour.I like its POV too.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

hallo Ivan
great details and beautiful colours
i like this composition with the many date
fruit in the palm
great shot
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ivan
Beautiful capture of this Munkparakit. colour, composition and light management is so perfect that it is look like a water colour painting.
est wishes,

Ciao Ivan, lovely parakeet in a beautiful ambientation, great capture, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ivan
Though the photograph is slightly dull, still the composition, sharpness and colour of the bird along with background is great. Many many thanks for sharing such a beautiful bird.

Ciao Ivan.
Bella composizione ed un’eccellente nitidezza di questo esemplare di Parrocchetto,belli i colori naturali,grande nitidezza con notevoli dettagli,molto bene.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Ivan,

Great bird's eye view of this monk parakeet. The colors of the subject and background compliment each other!


Hello Ivan
Despite the difficult lighting a nice photo with good composition and good sharpness. Interesting subject too.

Hello Ivan.
I like the graphism created in this shot from high angle. The harmonious green tone across the frame is pleasing. Beautiful details and thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-26 22:44]

Viewpoint for the parakeet could have been better then some action is there...bit of contrast is needed. tfs.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-27 4:45]

Hi Ivan,
wonderful photo of this colorful parrot,
beautiful green color, outstanding details,
well composed !
Best regards !

Salam Ivan,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & POV. Well composed & present. Great work & TFS. Best wishes & salam!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-27 10:26]

Hi Ivan,an excellent work in a very difficult backlight,impossibile to make better,the contrast isn't the top but the details and colors very very good,a beautiful specie in a colorful composition,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Bonjour Ivan,
L'attitude du sujet, même si elle est originale, ne favorise pas sa valorisation malgré la belle lumière et la bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Ivan
Thanks for sharing this beautiful Monk Parakeet with its striking lime green feathers with us. I like the composition and point of view and the natural setting is very pleasant too. You captured it in a great pose, doing what it is doing best and that is feeding and enjoying itself to the fruit. The assortment of different greens in the image is lovely to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Ivan. Bit tender contrast MF but light was so difficult. Lovely compo.


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