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Red-capped Parrot

Red-capped Parrot
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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-15 0:56
Viewed: 1598
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Not the best photo but I do not think this bird has been on TN before.
The Red-capped parrot (Purpureicephalus spurius) is a medium-size parrot endemic to the SW tip of Western Australia. It inhabits forests mainly, although I have seen it in parks on the Swan Coastal Plain. Its long beak is specialised to open and extract the seeds within the Marri gumnut. It is also partial to apples and other fruits, making them a pest in orchards.
This specimen is a male. The female is slightly duller.
They are supposedly common but seem to move quite a bit. I see them only for a few days at a time. They are rather shy and despite their bright colours, I have found them difficult to photograph well.

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Bonjour Odile,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ. Il est dommage que la queue soit coupée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Odile,
Although I'm not a regular member who visit and comment your picture, but don't take it as I'm returning your point. It's humanity to say thank you from heart when get a comment. But just say "Thank You" isn't a good idea to open a conversation. Beside this, you have posted a beautiful picture of a Parrot, so why not take a chance to applaud your work through my comment!
First of all, thank you very much for your inspiration on my last post. I'm glad to know you have watched Exif Info.. too, to know the exact situation.

Against such harsh sunlight in BG, you have captured this beautiful bird well. I like its color. It looks a big species...
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-06-15 14:06]

Hello Odile,
Actually not bad at all, especially considering you had such harsh lighting in the BG to deal with. The bird appears exposed very well and the colors are very pretty. Nicely focused and you even captured some catchlight in it's eye for a bonus. Congratulations for introducing a new bird here on TN.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-15 16:07]

Hi Odile,nice parrot in an excellent composition,very well done despite the difficult location the different light levels too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-06-15 23:03]

Hello Odile

Very nice post and composition of endemic parrot, the backlight caused problems the bird was in focus and the colors od bird were beautiful.



Hello Odile,
Beautiful bird indeed,


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