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Copyright: Sue Way (sway) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-26 3:48
Viewed: 7887
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Kea is a large parrot about 48 cm (19 in) long and weighing about 1 kg (2.2 lb). It has mostly olive-green plumage with a grey beak having a long narrow curved upper beak. The adult has dark-brown irises, and the cere, eyerings, and legs are grey. It has orange feathers on the undersides of its wings. The feathers on the sides of its face are dark olive-brown, feathers on its back and rump are orange-red, and some of the outer wing feathers are dull-blue. It has a short and broad bluish-green tail with a black tip. Feather shafts project at the tip of the tail and the undersides of the inner tail feathers have yellow-orange transverse stripes.[15] The male is about 5% longer than the female, and the male's upper beak is 12–14% longer than the female's.[16] Juveniles generally resemble adults, but have yellow eyerings and cere, an orange-yellow lower beak, and grey-yellow legs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-26 4:37]

Hello Sue,
A fine and natural picture of this special bird which I discovered here on TN from pictures of other members. I like especially the colors of its plumage. Fine presentation, eventually the contrast and sharpness could have been improved slightly with some PP work.
Kind regards

Very nice kea portrait!
Excellent capture with fantastic clarity, focus and splendid colours.

Bonjour Sue,
Le sujet me semble un peu trop "prisonnier" des couleurs de son environnement pour que l'on puisse apprécier pleinement la finesse des détails et la délicatesse de ses couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Sue,
a very beautiful picture of the Kea taken from a very good point of view in a splendid pose on the rocks, fine details on the plumage and beautiful natural colours, nice composition
Best regards

Hello Sue,
Superb capture of the Kea in a fine pose in a natural environment. Impressive sharpness and lovely colours of the plumage. Well composed too.

Hi Sue.

You got this one as they are well done .
Cheers Dave.

Sue, very good shot of this parrot. Very good sharpness and detail Have a wonderful day, Bill

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-08-27 23:15]

Hello Sue,
this bird is seen with exciting sharpness backed by the rocky background. the feathers are well defined and its such a lovely view.
the bird looks so relaxed and tame.


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