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Blue and Golden Macaw

Blue and Golden Macaw
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 0:58
Viewed: 5329
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Macaws are large colorful New World parrots, classified into six of the many Psittacidae genera: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. They are the largest birds in the parrot family in length and wingspan, though the flightless Kakapo is heavier. Previously, the members of the genus Primolius were placed in Propyrrhura, but the former is correct as per ICZN rules.

Parrots are zygodactyl, like woodpeckers, having 4 toes on each foot – two front and two back.

Macaws are native to Mexico, Central and tropical South America. Most species are associated with forest, especially rainforest, but others prefer woodland or savanna-like habitats.

They are called guacamayos in Spanish and araras in Portuguese.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
28/07/2007 19:46:09
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
AI Servo AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : Standard
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 0
Sharpness : 3
Color saturation : 0
Color tone : 0
Highlight tone priority : No
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
11381 KB
Dust Delete Data
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting
GPS Data
Latitude : -
Longitude : -
Altitude : -
Geographic coordinate system : -
Owner's Name
annick vanderschelden
Camera Body No.

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Hi Annick
What a compo! GREAT
Zoo animal photography is a little bit different from wildlife photography, you are closer to the subject and you have plenty of time. You simply take the chance to create real Artwork! Many Zoo pictures are so boring, but yours are simply GREAT

Hi Annick.
A composition that's different. Really shows all the wonderful detail in the feathers and head. Great exposure, detail and colour.

New Zealand

Hello Annick!

Superb shot, very good composition, POV and DOF, magnificent colour! TFS.

Bonjour Annick,encore une magnifique prise,les couleurs sont superbes et l'arrière plan flou met ce macaw bien en valeur.Bravo et merci du partage


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-05 2:53]

Annick, Amazing composition and lovely shot. The focus is outstanding and also the subject frame. TFs Ganesh

Dear Annick!
Wow! What an artistic capture! I like this close-up a lot. Colours are vivid and perfectly saturated, DOF and POV really impressive and composition very good.
And moreover, I can learn a lot about the technique - data about picture are so detailed :)
TFS and my best withes from Lodz,

Hello Annick a fine composition amazing colours and detail nice timing to see the feather detail tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Annick,
What a beauty this composition is? Excellent photography. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Excellent capture Annick, A very creative composition..I like it!
Just lovely :)
Very well done.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-05 8:57]

The rich colors are so attractive. The light was perfect and the details in the feathers show us so well. I really like the browns in this photo. A great composition with artistic flare. A very interesting study in colors and composition.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-05 10:07]

bonjour Annick
superbe image particulièrment colorée. Le cadrage est subtilement décentré avec un bon focus sur l'oeil. L'ensemble est d'une grande clareté, c'est très agréable


Hi Annick...just goes to show you don't always need the full bird in to get a good result. Good framing and composition with a colourful subject makes a competent result. Best, Brat.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-05 21:02]

Hello Annick

A striking image with beautiful vivid,colours and superb focus and detail in the plumage.The shot is cropped well with an interesting composition.I can't wait to see your post number 400 tomorrow.TFS


Hi Annick, Excellent POV of this Macaw just stunning, really fine detail, exposure is spot on. Cheers Rick

Beautiful, colorful, composition Annick.
Everything is excellent.

hi annick,

i like this picture very very much by its compo!and of course by the quality of the image!!!!!

Great notes.
However, the image is even GREATER.
I love parrots.
Mario from Canada.

Love this pose, very colorful and well captured!

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