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Superb Parrot (Male)

Superb Parrot (Male)
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1, Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-11 19:48
Viewed: 10579
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swansonii) is also known as the Baraband or Green Leek. They are medium sized birds, about 40cm long.

They can be identified by their long bright green tails, green bodies and blue tipped wings. Males are rich green than females and have a bright yellow forehead and throat which is banded by a bold red ring.

In flight, their sleek bodies, long pointed tails and backward swept wings give them a distinctive silhouette.

The total population of the Superb Parrot is estimated to be only a few thousand birds.

Due to ongoing habitat lost and limited range, the Superb Parrot is evaluated as Vulnerable on IUCN Red list of Threatened Species.

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Hello Chi,
Absolutly stunning your today's photo.
The DOF used gets all the parrot well focused, showing us plenty of details in feathers, beak, and every part in general.
The colors are so great displayed, very well saturated, without any excess.
The composition is simple but a very effective one.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

wow!! what a great shot..awesome POV and nice bright colors.. Good dof ..beautiuful bird. TFS
Donna :o)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-11 20:04]

Hello Chi,
Very nice colours and details! I like the POV as well.
Best greetings,

Czesc Chi,
Fantastyczne zdjecie.
Doskonale DOF. Widac duzo szczegolow na piorach, dziobie i calej sylwetce papugi.
Kolory sa pieknie nasycone.
Kompozycja jest prosta ale bardzo efektywna. Gratuluje i pozdrawiam - Roma

Hi Chi,

This is a lovely shot of a beautiful Parrot
Superb compo, colours, POV and DOF
Great sharpness with good details

TFS Thijs

hi chi,
lovely shot,
well saturated colours,
well composed, nice pov, good dof,
sharpness is excellent, details of fur look great,
lovely bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2006-12-11 23:21]

Brilliant colors, perfect exposure. Outstanding DOF. Excellent focus and details. Nice composition. A favorite!

Male Barabant parrot? I had a pair of this parrot in captivity, bat is more spendit in the wild. Super shot. Good details, colors and the background. Bravo. Cezar T.

Hi Chi

Simply brilliant! Lovely rich plumage colours. Perfect pose and tack sharp. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-12 2:02]

Hello Chi,
Wonderful capture.POV,vivid colors,sharpness,clear details,lighting,simple BG,catchlight in eyes and composition are excellent.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-12 2:26]

Hello Chi Liu,
What a beautiful and unusual parrot.
A fantastic POV showing all the gorgeous colors.
Excellent focus and exposure and DOF.
TFS. : )

Lovely colours and detail. Would have been excellent if the tail wasn't cut off which is a shame, otherwise a good image.

Hi, Chi.
estremamente nitida e colorata.
Bella foto.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-12 3:54]

Hi Chi

Another great capture from you!
This parrot looks simply brilliant! I really love all that bliss of colors!
Excellent POV here, and an ideal DOF that gave you a spot-on focus on the subject and left a lovely blurred BG behind him.
The sharpness of the details is impecable and the exposure is very well maanged.
A very beautiful composition, too!
Bravo and TFS

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-12 6:00]

Hello Chi,
This is Very well exposed, with excellent sharpness, detail, DOF and colors. Well composed, nice POV. Very well done

Hi Chi, Excellent detail, composition and colour for this parrot. Where did you see him?

Thanks, John

Hi Chi,
The beautiful rich colors in the plumage are amazing. Tack sharp detail with perfect DOF. He really stands out against that muted OOF backround. Looks great!

Hello Chi,
This photo is an amazing shot you've captured!!
Delicate details, lovely colours, perfect DOF and POV!!
I love this photo very much. :-)
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-12 12:45]

Hi Chi.
Outstanding shot I must and want to say. Amazing and perfect detailed bird's image, wonderful clear and exact colours, delightful BG and outstanding impressive composition. My best regards and TFS.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-12 15:33]

Excellent post with amazing colors and sharpness chiliu.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
Lighting: *****
Background: *****
Framing: *** (why did you cut the end of the tail?)
DOF: *****
Focus: *****
POV: *****
Frame: ****
Note: ***

Perfect contrast of the bird against an ideal bottom that even enhances more the beauty of the same one.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-12-12 19:40]

Hi Chi

A superb shot of this Superb Parrot. The image of the bird is so well enhanced by this symplistic POV. The bird, a rock, and a magnificent background. It sure deserves a WOW.

A lovely composition with stunning well saturated colours, brilliant details, and perfect exposure.

Excellent work and TFS.

Hi Chi Liu
Beautiful picture,superb colours,quality and well captured,Great shot
Best regards

* Piotr *

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-12 23:39]

Hi Chi,
This "Superb" parrot made a superb picture for us to enjoy!
Their colors are amazing! Nice detail!

Hi Chi, Certainly one of the best Australian birds i have seen on TN. Excellent clarity and colours. Did you use a tripod or rest on something? Murray.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-12-13 7:11]

Very nice photo of the fantastic colored parrot. I like POV, DOF and nice blurred BG very much. TFS Jan

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-14 15:03]

Hello Chi,

What a remarkable picture of this nos at all common parrot! The colors are wonderfully natural and you got a great pov... The nice bg compliments very well the parrot... Lots of details on the feathers also... You mastered perfectly also the exposition!

Congratulations and TFS,


Excellent detail & exposure, in this splendid capture of a beautiful parrot. :)

Hello Chi,
brilliant colours in wonderfully smooth light in front of a perfectly smooth background with nicely subdued warm hues - this is a marvellous painting of light of impressing simplicity and charming livelyness.
Thank you! Best regards,

G’day Chi
exposure is good, detail nice,
TFS regards Paul

Hello Chi!
What a fantasctic picture! Colours are just amazing! And the contrast, well - simple the best! :>
All I do not like in this photo is that you cutted its tail...
Anyway, this picture is just great!
TFS and best greetings,

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