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The perfect couple

The perfect couple
Photo Information
Copyright: Shahar Ben Varon (shaharbv) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 3 N: 29] (133)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 6:05
Viewed: 4949
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A couple of Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri)

Photo information:
This parakeet couple seem to be very loyal. They have been together for several years now.
This is one of the first photos I took after I got my Canon 300D camera.
Like the two other photos, this photo was taken from the living room window of my parents' apartment in Petach-Tikva (northeast of Tel-Aviv).

About Rose-ringed Parakeet (from Wikipedia):
"The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the Ring-necked Parakeet, is a gregarious tropical parakeet species that is popular as a pet. Its scientific name commemorates the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.
This non-migrating species is one of few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in 'disturbed habitats', and in that way withstood the onslaught of urbanisation and deforestation. In the wild, this is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call. Rose-ringed Parakeets are sexually dimorphic, and adult males sport black markings under their beaks and a dark band of colors around their necks."

1. Crop
2. Hue
I had to change the hue, since the photo was too green. It's probably the Auto White Balance fault.

Additional EXIF information:
Make - Canon
DateTime - 2005:11:25 15:06:09
ExposureTime - 1/80 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 0221
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/80 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 5.60
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 300 mm
ExifImageWidth - 3072
ExifImageHeight - 2048
ExposureMode - Auto
Macro mode - Off
Self timer - Off
Quality - Fine
Flash mode - Not fired
Sequence mode - Single or Timer
Focus mode - One-Shot
Image size - Large
Easy shooting mode - Manual
Digital zoom - None
Contrast - High , +1
Saturation - High , +1
Sharpness - High , +1
Metering mode - Evaluative
Focus type - Auto
AF point selected -
Exposure mode - Program
Focal length - 100 - 300 mm (1 mm)
White Balance - Auto
Flash bias - 0.00 EV
Subject Distance - 1180

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Warm welcomes to TN.
Great capture!. Focus seems a little soft on the parakeets and seems to be on the berries between the two. Good capture nevertheless :) Well saturated and composed.

bonjour shaharbv
belle prise de vue j'aime
juste un petit bémol les feuille au dessus a droite qui attire un peu le regard mais on ne fait pas toujours se que l'on veux aussi non parfait

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-07 6:04]

Hello Shahar, this is a very nice composition of the Parakeets, these birds seem to be very successful all over the world these days. You shot them in a perfect setting and the colours are very good, detail and sharpness is also good.

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