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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/140 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-08 8:11
Viewed: 37197
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulates) is a small parrot from the arid interior of Australia. Usually found in small to large flocks in open woodland and saltbush, they are brilliantly coloured, a jewel of the ‘outback’.
Highly social in behaviour, they are nomadic in their occurrence moving vast distances between areas that have received rains to forage on grass seeds. On occasions they can found in flocks of a thousand, a very impressive sight, especially when they all take off together flying at rapid speed, wheeling, diving and zipping in every direction, a true spectacle of the avian world.
They are most active in the early morning and late afternoon, spending the heat of the day roosting silently in whatever foliage they can find. Their green and yellow plumage makes them quite hard to see when sitting still.
When conditions are good, they can be found breeding in every available hollow in tree limbs, stumps and fence posts. One never tires of encountering this beautiful little parrot.
This one was taken at Featherdale Wildlife Park in western Sydney.

thanks for looking.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-09-08 8:12]

Hello Chris!
Wonderful capture.Dark BG,vivid colors,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hi Chris,

Excellent presentation/note. Excellent capture and well done on the composition and details.
This male looks nicer then the ones in pet shops.

Excellent Chris!!

Well done on the composition and details Chris. I like the dark BG here..Good colors and light. Great note also - Well done.

Great shot Chris.
It's well seen from the dark BG. The exposure are spot on.
Very good details, pity that the tails is OOF.
Nice colours and well composed.
Excellent work.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-09-08 13:48]

Hi Chris,
Excellent colours, pose. The dark BG. fits really well to this colourful bird. Good note too.
Well done.

Chris, very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof. Very good composition.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-09-08 15:51]
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Chris, that's what I'd call a real contrast.

How did you manage to get this very nice black background?

Excellent pov and composition. The bird is colorful and cute. A great image.

Great shot Chris,
Very busy night again!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.Well worth a big green smile.
Have a good weekend. TFS

Hi Chris

Sorry, short on time tonight to write proper critique.
Great shot, Well done. TFS.

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-08-23 5:10]

One of my favorites. These birds are the most common cage birds in Turkey and unfortunatelly I fed a couple near 7 years. It will be wonderfull if I can see them in their natural habitat.

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