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Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 16:30
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue-and-gold Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-yellow Macaw, is a member of the macaw family. It breeds in forest, particularly in freshwater swamp forest.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Subfamily: Psittacinae
Tribe: Arini
Genus: Ara
Species: A. ararauna
It can reach 86 cm (34 inches) long and weigh 900 to 1300 g (2-3 lbs). It is vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, dark blue chin, golden under parts and a green forehead. Its beak is black, and very strong for crushing nuts. The naked face is white, turning pink in excited birds, and lined with small black feathers. This guy hangs out with a rarer blue throated macaw and they appear to be best buddies.

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Waw!! Perfect shot, Greg!
Excellent texture and details.
Great colors and focus.
Itīs my fav. Congratulations!

Greetings from Brazil,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-04-12 16:56]

Happy Easter, Greg!
Very photogenic and colorful macaw!
He might not like for you to show all his wrinkles, but you sure took a sharp shot.
TFS. : )

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-04-13 18:23]

Fantastic image Greg,
Your photo shows incredible detail and gorgeous plumage with perfect exposure!! Well done!!! TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-04-14 20:18]

Hola Greg.
You have here an excellent and fine Macro. Beautiful colors and very high sharpness.
TFS this lovely Photo.
You also have a great photos in Your gallery Greg.

Hello sir
I am Nihal.I love your picture.It is very lovely.It is very clear and shot it beautifully
Thank you for sharing

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