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Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella
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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: 2009-11-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-04 2:42
Viewed: 7246
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) is one of my favourite local species. They are quite a large parrot 35cm long. I was luck to catch this one feeding on some fruiting rainforest shrub in a moist gully.
The Crimson Rosella is found through the montane forests of eastern Australia, preferring taller moist forests, but also migrating down to the foothills and coastal zone during winter. During this time they can be occasional visitors to urban gardens. They feed extensively on the seeds of eucalypts, acacia and casuarinas, but will also feed on rainforest fruits when the opportunity arises.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-04 2:50]

Hi Chris,
a beautiful bird well shown in good details and beautiful colours. The pattern on the wings is so lovely and you featured it very well indeed.
What a lively beauty you presented here.


Ciao Chris, lovely parrot with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-04 3:16]

Hello Chris,
a magnificent catch.
Exceptional image. And especially your POV is one special.
Especially since has red and blue ... football team colors with the tin.
Have a nice day,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-04 4:24]

Hello Chris,

These Crimson Rosella have you excellent taken.
Lovely colorfully plumage, quiet pose but look nice to the camera.
You took these between the branches
Excellent captured and good composed.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-03-04 4:48]

Hi Chris
Wonderful capture this lovely Crimson Rosella!
Colors and details are fantastic.

Hello Chris,
what a fantastic capture of the Crimson Rosella taken from an excellent POV with superb sharpness, the colours are marvellous, a very pleasant composition in a splendid environment
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-03-04 5:15]

Hello Chris
One of the most beautiful parrot. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Chris.
This bird look wonderful and have very beautiful colors.
Nice picture.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-04 9:54]

Hi Chris.
Your shot is a true piece of photo art. Subject is amazing as well as quality of the shot. Brilliant reproduction of the fine bird. I also like outstanding composition of the image and wonderful blurriness of the FG and BG. Bravo. Excellent work. Thanks a lot.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-03-04 10:39]

Hola Chris.
Hermosa foto, no solo por su colorido sino pos su exelente pose en perfil y viendo directamente a la camara.
Felicidades Chris por este logro.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-04 10:47]

Hello Chris,
A photo in very beautiful and well saturated colours. Excellent sharpness, pose with eye-contact and natural environment.

Hi dear Chris,
So nice work with amazing colours.
Great composition and nice sharpness.
Thanks for sharing dear Chris.

Kind regards

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-04 22:13]

Dear Chris!

I discover your gallery for the first time, I don't know for what reason this did not happen earlier. I'm glad to do so, because your gallery is impressive. I'm delighted by the high quality and diversity of your pictures. I certainly will come back more often!

Concerning this picture I would like to highlight the joy- and colourful aspect. The Crimson Rosella - I didn't know it before - is such a beautiful bird and you have well put it on stage with a suitable vertical composition. The blurred fore- and background underline the bird's beauty at best and highlight the rich details.

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-04 22:39]

Hello Chris.
This bird is wonderful and you caught him very well. I like details and composition al lot. Well seen and well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-05 2:17]

Hello Chris,
In general I'm not a fan of parrots, but this one has really a magnificent plumage. And of course the picture is well taken, with the bird building the diagonal and a very lovely and natural surrounding. A most beautiful shot!
Thanks and kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-03-05 5:31]

Hello Chris,
Very nice!
I have seen and photographed the Crimson Rosella in Manly but nothing like as good as this!
Nice sharpness, open view against a fine neutral BG and great lighting and colours.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-03-05 12:58]

Hi Chris
What a beautiful bird.Excelelnt pov and razor sharp image with excellent plumage detail.Colors are outstanding
TFS Michel

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-03-06 12:39]

Hello Chris

Wonderful shot with good colors and details, this brid is very different from all that I know, it's very beautiful. Excellent composition with good light.
Well done

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-03-06 23:58]

The colors on this rosella are really gorgeous, Chris.
You captured this beauty in beautiful light and wonderful details.
A great pose too, with good eye contact.
I love the colors on him.
TFS. : )

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-09 19:06]

Hello Chris,
You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful bird actually living near you. I saw my first parrot in the wild a few years ago while I was on a mission trip to Brazil. I still rember the excitement I felt when I spotted a small flock of Green Parrots flying together in formation.
Your photo shows the gorgeous plumage of this bird off with remarkable detail. Nicely composed with just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

nice rosella, TFS Ori

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-01 15:53]

Hello Chris! What a fabulous shot! The colors are mind blowing, the sharpness is great and I love the pose of the subject. The background is a beauty too, well done!


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