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Turquoise Parrot

Turquoise Parrot
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 13:48
Viewed: 3228
Points: 25
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I was lucky enough to come across this pretty bird near the Ovens River in Wangaratta,Victoria.
I believe it`s the Turquoise Parrot but I`m happy to be corrected.

The Turquoise Parrot is found from south-eastern Queensland, through New South Wales to eastern and north-eastern Victoria. The range was formerly more extensive.

It is considered vulnerable in New South Wales, and threatened in Victoria, after having been considered extinct in the wild by 1915. The population began to recover by the 1920's. They had formerly been caught in large numbers for the cage bird industry, and were also shot for food, as a pie-filling. Their original habitat in western Sydney - the Cumberland Plain Woodland - is the most cleared of any vegetation community.

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i wonder Parrots come in so many different and interesting looks! this one is magnificent.. what a bird! and a good capture too. the surroundings give a feel of Nature. lovely.
thanks for sharing this, Les.
have a nice day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-11 15:23]

Hi Les,a very elegant pose and a magnificent rich background,the best way to take a pic of this beauty,great plumage details and bright colors too despite the difficult light. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Les,
I have started a little serie about parrots, but I have not this one! I think also it's a female Turquoise Parrot. You captured it beautifully in front of a very nice background. Composition and harmony of colors are remarkable.
Beautiful picture, Tfs. Philippe.

Hi Les,
amazing colours of the parrot. Nice composition. A lot of details. Perfect presentation.
Have a nice week,

beautiful and colorful species of bird. excellent background and lighting. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-12 2:31]

Hello Les,
A very nice capture of the Turquoise Parrot (you're right about the ID).
Fine colours and sharpness showing most of its features with fine sharpness.
You're lucky to capture this one!
TFS and cheers,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-12 2:51]

Hello Les,
You were indeed very lucky to get the opportunity to take such a fine photo of this Turqouise Parrot. One of the best I ever saw of this species.
Great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Nice background and composition too.

Hi Les,

A very good shot of this colourful parrot, very good detail and colours, taken from a nice pov with a nice natural bg.
TFS regards Bill.
(bet you wish your were still down under in this cold spell.)


Bonjour Les,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-12 12:13]

Hi Les,
Lovely details and colours on the parrot ! Nice light and appealing composition ! TFS Tina

Hello Les

Excellent photo of the Turquoise Parrot with its
lovely color tones very fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, great focus, sharpness, and details,
very beautiful background, TFS


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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2013-07-02 4:58]

I'd like to correct the ID, this is a male Red-Rumped Parrot.

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