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Dead Parrot Sketch

Dead Parrot Sketch
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 12:30
Viewed: 7029
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Now for something completely different!

I did try to fit in the sketch, but it exceeds the 3000 character limit.

This is from the Whipsnade Bird show last Wednesday.

Click Here
to read the full Monty Python Dead Parrot Sketch.

Please let me assure you that no parrots were harmed in the making of this photograph!!

Have a good week, Thanks for looking.

red45, Robbrown, AndyB, Luc, dew77, Comandante, PDP, Janice, marhowie has marked this note useful
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-27 14:16]

Wonderful title, wonderful pose, superb colors ... really well framed. I like it Alan! Well done & TFS!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-27 14:32]

Ha, ha, Alan! Welcome to Monty Pythons Club! Join me and Steve [Lordpotty] - two Pythons' lovers ;-) Indeed, it looks like Norwegian Blue and it is dead...erm...stunned. Yes! Everyone confirm that - this is stunned Norwegian Blue. And you received 2 smiles and now wait for Spanish Inquisition!

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-06-27 15:32]

Funny pose and a good looking bird here... I like the long tail and the details in it's head and claws... TFS...Ina...

Wonderful funny capture Alan, how would you ever train a Parrot to do that? Great colour and compo, good presentation. Well done.

LOL LOL LOL... That parrot is dead!

Who's a clever boy then?
Nice one Alan, M P seems a favoured programe for such image titles I have at least one.TFS

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-27 18:09]

Excellent capture Alan!
Very funny pose,looks like its been on the beer all afternoon. :))
Very well done.


Interesting and colorful pose in this fine capture, Alan.
Well done and thank you.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-27 22:19]

Hello Alan!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong and funny visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very interesting.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Hello Alan!
Superb playing-photo ;-) Nice pose and great moment!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-28 4:05]

Hello Alan!
Funny pose.Details,colors,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello Alan!
Very nice capture.Colors,details,framing and especially composition and title are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

hello:) relax?:D beauty photo:) I like POV here - especially:) DOF is exellent also:)



Hi Alan, this is a great photo. Great colours, sharpness excellent, a very nice composite. TFS

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-28 6:16]

:-) Very good, and it certainly looks like the parrot is auditioning for the starring role in that sketch. I've never seen a parrot do that before! Very good capture. I'm now about to waste another 1/2 hour at work reading the parrot sketch :-o

Thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-28 7:28]

"Now for something serious!" Like a stunned Norwegian Blue nailed to the grass!! Please, oh no, not another Monty Python fan.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: ****
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-28 13:17]

Alan, I have the feeling this is a macaw - and not a parrot. But I may be wrong about it.

Apart from that, excellent colors and pov in this very nice and funny capture.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-29 3:31]

Beautiful and funny comlposition for this magnificent "dead Parrot" ! Great pose, good POV, colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing Alan.

I love this shot as much as I love the Dead Parrot sketch by Monty Python! Love the pose and POV. Very nice work. The show must have been great! Nice work. Thanks.

Well composed and framed. Must have been a sunny day to allow you to use F/16. Very sharp.

Hello Alan, Like this comical pose alot - we need more humorous shots like this on TN..Nice change of pace..I like this, Well done!

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