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Blue-fronted Amazon

Blue-fronted Amazon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-07 8:39
Viewed: 6501
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also called the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of Amazon parrot and one of the most common parrots kept in captivity as a pet or companion parrot.

35 cm. Turqouise blue forehead. Yellow face and throat. Immatures may have only lores yellow.

Its name derives from the distinctive blue marking over its beak. The range of the Blue-fronted Amazon extends over Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Their talking ability is ranked third among birds when compared to African Grey Parrots or Yellow-naped Parrots. Males tend to be slightly more aggressive.

The status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern by BirdLife International. However, there is evidence of a population decline, and this species has been heavily traded.

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Cute little Parrot from yout trip to South America, Peter.
Despite the log coming in the way, the impression of the bird is quite sharp and clear. I like the yellow patches on its head.
Thanks for pulling out this lovely picture from your archives and sharing it with us.

Hello Pete,

Nice and beautiful parrot with great colours.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 991 W: 27 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-07 9:30]

Hello Peter
Nice bird and you capture it with vivid colors and great details.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-07 9:45]

Hola Peter.
Love this photo. Great pose and beautiful colors. Great work Peter.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-04-07 10:10]

Hello Peter, lovely and perfect shot of this beautiful parrot species.
TFS and G's,

Hello Peter,
a splendid picture of Blue-fronted Amazon, i like the lovely pose of this beautiful colourful bird, good sharpness and very beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-07 10:21]

Hello Peter,
Lovely parrot.Close clear details. Very good catchlight in the eye. Plumage colour is wonderful. Well done. Thanks.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1235] (7561)
  • [2009-04-07 10:23]

hello sir,
Fantastic picture of this lovely bird. very god perch, and also the compo is nice. good POV

hallo Peter
super foto,
erg mooi die kleuren
zit er erg goed voor zo op die mooie dikke stam
groetjes lou

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2461 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-07 10:54]

Hi Peter,

This parrot looks so much nicer in the wild than he would in a cage! I love the pose, the beautiful colors and the fine details of the face, eye and feathers.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-07 11:18]

Hi Peter.
I like your very attractive shot taken at nice green key. Pictured subject is very cute, sharpness is ultimate and 3D-effect is so impressive. My compliments and best wishes. Great job.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-07 11:21]

Hi Peter. This isa first class close up of this Blue-fronted Amazon from your archives. The bird looks deep in thought. and almost sad . But you have taken it with fine detail and natural colours in the feathers. A nice pose on the old branch. well done TFs.

Hallo Peter,
Kleurrijke Braziliaan met grappige expressie...
Voelt zich daar blijkbaar kiplekker.
Least Concern by Birdlife International, je zou voor minder...

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2009-04-07 12:55]

Merhaba Peter,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf,renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon çok başarılı olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

hello Peter

excellent photo of this South American wonderful bird,
with his beautiful and proud pose, fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent sharpness and details, i also love to see details the blurred background,



Hello Peter
very nice shot of this parrot with beautiful colors
composition and sharpness are excellent
TFS Jacqueline

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5802 W: 89 N: 14912] (62518)
  • [2009-04-07 15:18]

Hi Peter,for us europeans it'a always a great surprise seeing this parrots living free...this was my first impression in my brazilian trip...ehehe....you manage very well this pic,best pov and great details and colors...and in the shadow isn't easy! Have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-04-07 21:25]

Hi Peter!

You present us a very nice picture of a parrot. I didn't know that species yet and I'm glad to discover it. Your picture is well composed and the colours are superb. Let's hope that this species is not going to disappear! Many thanks for this testimony!

Kind regards


Hallo Peter,

veel mensen hebben deze Blauw voorhoofdamazone thuis maar in de natuur is ie echt veel mooier.
Goed vastgelegd in zijn atuurlijke omgeving.
Prachtige kleuren.


Hi and Good Morning Peter,
An awesome capture of this pretty green and blue faced beauty from nice POV with wonderful details and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day!

Hi Peter

You have done well to get this close, American parrots don't usually like you getting too close. Good sharpness and composition.


hello Peter
nice scene with a beautiful parrot
good composition
fine photo
best regards

Hello Peter,
Lovely photo with great exposure and focus on this cute bird
PS: in 2007 the D300 was not released yet !and I guess you took this photo with your D70,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 807 W: 0 N: 2370] (10420)
  • [2009-04-08 10:35]

Hello Peter,
Pastel colors and the blurred background is worthy.
A very nice picture of a parrot.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Peter, lovely Parrot with fantastic colors, perfect focus and wonderful blurry BG, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter, great shot of this parrot with wonderful details.
TFS and greetings,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2009-04-08 12:46]
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Hello Peter,
A delightful capture of the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot taken from a great POV to show its features with fine sharpness and natural colours against a fine natural OOF bg.
I wonder if in places like the Iguazu Falls they feed the wild parrots to attarct them for the visitors, like they do in Australia when they become tame wild birds.
A nice portrait of this species and thanks for sharing it.
Best regards,

Hello Peter
one of the most beautiful Amazon parrot. your shot is great. you greatly isolated its greenish plumage from similar colored BG. focus, composition and exposure superb. thanks for sharing, good night

Hello Peter,
this is very beautiful picture. I like pose, composition, colors, sharpness.

TFS, best regards,

Excelente composición Peter y un interesante colorido. Has jugado bien con las formas y colocado bien el elemento principal.
Un saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2009-05-13 3:04]

Hi Peter,
a very beautiful green bird seen in details against green background. Well composed with the brnch act like a graphic form.
The sharpness is great especially the yellow head.
Well presented in special pose.


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