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Yellow-Crowned Parrot

Yellow-Crowned Parrot
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-25
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America, Birds of PERU [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 4:31
Viewed: 5187
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-Crowned Parrot
Amazona ochrocephala

33-36 cm

* Amazona parrots are large green parrots of humid forest. Most show a red or orange speculum on wing, visible in flight. May be seen as pairs, or flocks of varying size. Often fly high overhead. Readily identified to genus in flight by rapid but very shallow wingbeats and square-tipprd tail. Very vocal. Each specieshas a characteristic flight call by which it may be identified, but also give varied, complex and less distinctive "conversational" vocalizations. Frequently are kept in captivity...

Uncommon to fairly common and widespread in humid forest of eastern lowlands below 800 m. Frequently occurs with, but typically outnumbered by, the larger Mealy Parrot. Extent of yellow on crown variable, but always conspicuous in the field. Smaller than Mealy, with greener plumage, narrower orbital ring of bare skin and different voice.

Voice: Flight call a characteristic, mellow, rolling "urGWOW" or ("bow wow"), distinctive among Amazonian parrots.

Native to: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia

*Source: Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides)
by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, Theodore A. Parker III

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-02 5:19]

Merhaba Selen Hanım. Nefis bir portre olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Selen hanım tek kelime ile mükemmel... tüy detaylarına dek herşey bir numara. elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Selen,
Many thanks for sharing this beautiful Parrot in such good close up!
the image is perfect in sharpness, good colour and superb details and it's real!
my compliment!
take care and sincere regards

Hello Selen,
Nicely done 'smile' you captured here. Very good colors and sharpness.

Harika bir portre çalışması Selen Hanım. Elinize sağlık. Paylaşımınız için ayrıca teşekkürler.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-02 7:02]

Hello Selen,
Wonderful sharp-detailed portrait of this Yellow-crowned Parrot. The sharpness is perfect. Very beautiful colours, also in the BG. Nice POV and composition.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-02 8:20]

Hola Selen.
Alta nitidez en la imagen. El loro luce muy bellos colores en su plumaje. Los ojos y el pico llaman la atencion, pues son tambien muy hermosos. La iluminacion es exelente tambien.
Buena nota Selen.
Saludos Y gracias por compartir Tus imagenes.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-02 8:43]

Merhaba Selen hanım,
Herşeyiyle kusursuz bir kare olmuş ve bize söyleyecek fazla bir şey bırakmamış. Enfes bir portre.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-02 10:23]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Mükemmel bir portre çalışması.Tüyleri en ince ayrıntısına kadar izlemek mümkün.Gözdeki canlılık,renkler ve kadraj da kusursuz.Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Fantastico ritratto, eccellente composizione con l'occhio centrale che irradia tutta la sua bellezza, straordinaria definizione dei dettagli, splendidi e splendenti i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-02 11:23]

Hello Selen!

As always something beautifull and colorfull. Very nice portrait of bird in good pose. Really good details on eye and feathers.

Merhaba Selen Hanım, ne kadar güzel bir Amazon papağanı. Gözler ve tüy detayları mükemmel. Ellerinize sağlık. Teşekkürler.

Harika bir portre olmuş, Selen hanım. tebrikler. elinize sağlık. nefis renkler ve fokus.


Great picture. Just briefly marking today.



Hi Selen,

Love this close-up and personal shot of a Yellow-Crowned Parrot, you can count the feathers the detail is so sharp, wonderful colours and superb eye detail, it look like its also giving you a cheeky grin, beautiful work,

Cheers Rick :)

Hola Selen,
Fantástica captura, gran definición con buena textura, preciosa luz y color con fondo muy agradable. TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Merhaba Selen, splendid portrait of lovely parrot, fantastic colors and amazing details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-03 7:11]

Hi Selen
What a great portrait.Excelelnt POV and razor sharp image.Details plumage is excellent.Lovely light and colors.Interesting text.
TFS Michel

Excelente primer plano Selen, buena luz y color y muy buen detalle. Un saludo

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-03 10:14]

Hello Selen,
Good composition with nice frame. Sharp picture and good focus. Well done Ganesh Out of stock. Tmrw

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-03 11:20]

Hi Selen. An amazing close up of the head of the Parrot. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail and natural colours. very good eye contact with a glint of light. He has a naughty look about his face. well done TFS.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-07-03 12:42]

Very detailed image of this parrot!
Nice vibrent colours, excellent POV, sharp and clear, very good DOF.

Well done, Selen!


It is really yellow crowned :-) TFS for this close-up.


This is a very detailed close up Selen.Those eyes are perfect. Like being there.
Take care of yourself.

Çok güzel bir fotograf tebrik ederim selen

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-04 9:57]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding close-up shot of this beautiful Yellow-crowned Parrot with immaculate sharpness, lovely colours and sharp details on its plumage. Great expression on its eyes and the bright sunshine provides perfect illumination. The BG looks so special. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-05 1:06]

hi Selen,
très bea portrait riche en coleurs. Netteté impeccable, choix de déclenchement judicieux.



Yet another beautiful shot, my dear friend Selene!
Very well done!I love the sharpness and the beautiful catchlight in the eye!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-06 21:34]

Hello Selen

A lovely portrait of this beautiful bird.
The plumage is well defined and sharply detailed.
It almost looks like brush strokes from a paintbrush.
Well illuminated with vibrant colours.
The eye detail is superb.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-06 7:16]

Hi Selen.
I was absent and have missed many your superb pictures. This is one from them. Brilliant reproduction of all charming details of the bird. Colorfulness of the light and smooth BG is so pleasant and supplements the crisp sharp image of the bird very well. Cropping on the bottom is disputable a bit for my taste. My best regards and TFS.

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