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Copyright: Cem Sozer (Comandante) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 841 W: 38 N: 430] (1408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Macaws [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-19 8:55
Viewed: 6419
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! I've taken this photo about 3 months ago. At those days macaws was most popular animal at TN;).Hope you’ll like it.

Blue-and-yellow Macaw
İnfos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Genus: Ara

Species: A. ararauna

Binomial name

Ara ararauna
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) also known as blue-and-gold macaw is a member of the macaw group of parrots from the forests of tropical South America.
They are vivid in apperance with blue wings and tail, Golden front and a green cap on the head. Their beaks are jet black and very strong for crushing nuts. Also their Feet are very mandible for grasping.
Although popular as pets because of their striking appearance and abilituy to talk , they can require more effort, and more knowledge, from owners than more traditional pets such as dogs or cats. They are inteligent and loving so make good companion animals

Nikon D70
2005/07/24 14:40:21.8
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/320 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

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Very good sharpness, colors and great eye contact Cem. Short on time today, Thank You.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-19 10:48]

Stunning colors and super sharp details. Great POV. Well done, Cem, and TFS. : )

Hi Cem Sozer ,
Excellent ! Picture of Blue-and-yellow Macaw very sharp.Photo with all respect.perfact light & depth of field .
I like it very much.Exposer also perfect.Thanks for sharing

Great light, colour and stunning details Cem. Very nice work.

Excellent portrait Cem,
Excellent colours, superb detail and sharpness. Great POV, Great exposure and very nicely composed.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-19 14:08]

Cem it's a pearl,
fantastic shot, great composition, good details, very good in pov and a good dof, very nice job you did here.
gr. Jaap

Excellent portrait shot Cem, great sharpness/colours and POV, well captured too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-19 15:23]

beautiful portrait :o)
I like it very much
Good work!

Superb shot Cem!
Details are amazing, colours as well. POV and framing perfect though the OE beak is a bit disturbing.
Anyway, I like it very much

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-19 16:07]

No Brasil conhecida como Arara...
Uma excelente foto com nitidez e bom ângulo. Um bom retrato!

Dic. Aurélio: "arara
[Do tupi.]
S. f. Bras. Zool.
1. Designação comum às aves psitaciformes psitacídeas, gênero Anodorhynchus, Ara, Cyanopsitta, todas de grande porte, cauda longa e bico muito forte, e que se alimentam de frutas e sementes em geral; "

TFS (obrigado)

Hi Cem,
An excellent portrait on this Macaw. The colors are vivid!. Superb detail, and a nice OOF backround. Good Job!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-19 17:40]

Excellent portrait my friend.
Great pov,colors,sharpness,focus and note.TFS

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-19 22:08]

Nice portrait!
Colors are very rich and saturated. It render very well the texture on its lower jaw. And I like the rimlight on its beak. TFS

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-10-20 3:22]

Hello Cem!
Wonderful portrait.Colors,details,POV and framing are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-20 3:35]

At last, Cem post a photo ;-) Yes these birds are popular because the are so beautiful. Great colors and details in this pleasant portrait. Congratulations Cem and thanks for sharing with us.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-20 4:12]

Hello Cem!
Very nice portrait.Colors,POV,sharpness,details,expression on macaws face are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Cem,
Brilliant shot!
Excellent clarity and sharpness,
great colour.

Hi Cem

Perfect portrait. Nicely composed with a very good POV. The OOF BG is a great enhancement. Nice work. Thanks.

Wooow Cem!
Amazing portrait! Your colourfull lady is just superb. Looks so exotic!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-20 5:03]

Hallo Cem!

At least new photo from you :-) Great portrait of this macaw, very well composed and colorfull. I hope you'll find more time for taking few new pictures soon ;-)

3:3 with Schalke - hmmm, not bad result but I bet you're little dissapointed.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-20 6:12]

Hi Cem,

Excellent picture! Superb colors, great composition and POV and razorsharp details. Good note aswell. Well done & TFS!


Hi Cem,
It's a beautiful picture. The colours are lovely and soft, good details and compostion. It's stands out very nice from the BG.
Excellent work.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-20 16:00]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Power of evocation in me: strong.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Cem.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-20 21:38]

Hello Cem,
What a nice portrait, very well composed i like the vivid colours & perfect sharpness, dof & pov are great. You did a great work my friend :-)

TFS & have a nice day,
Greetings from Canada,

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-21 2:39]

Hello Cem!
Very nice portrait.Details,sharpness and colors are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-21 11:37]

Cem, these birds are very beautiful, and your shot shows this very well.

Excellent portrait: great sharpness, saturation, pov and composition.

Congratulations on such a nice and colorful photo.

Un foco perfecto :D, un primer plano maravilloso, con un fondo muy bueno :D, Una gran foto. Te felicito Cem :D. Un saludo desde Sant Joan Despi (España) :D

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-22 9:37]

Cem c'est un portrair remarquable que vous avez fait là !!Le rendu des couleurs est trés juste. Félicitations Didier.

Great capture, wonderful colors and excellent details on the feathers. It's nice to see another post from you, Cem!


Hi Cem,
Excelent sharpness. You got another good macros. Colors and brightness are strong.
Note very good too.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-10-30 5:46]

merhaba cem,
netliği ve renkleri ile harika bir portre..
çok başarılı bir makro..

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-17 7:05]

Excellent portrait Cem. The colours, detail, POV and DOF are fantastic. TFS.

I like the way you take pictures of birds head!
Great colours, idea, composition, details!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-21 4:02]

Hi there young Cem, so good to see you back. But will you stay??? How's school going?
Yes, these Macaws are so stunning to see and always look so dramatic. Great photo, so sharp and detailed. Good job. TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-02 13:53]

Hi Cem.
Great close up, excellent colors and details, very nice composition and contrasts,the guacamaya is wonderful.

Thank you and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-03 15:32]

Hi Cem,
the sharpness and the colors are very nice. Good composition.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-03-20 14:45]

Hi Cem,

Well done on this capture and composition.
No more shots, what's up?


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-23 2:55]

Hello Cem, very good parrot portrait. I think it could be a little brighter, maybe retrieve some more detail from the shadows. The composition is good and well focussed. Well done.

Hi Cem ,
Very colorful portrait.Perfect focus. Clear details, POV, sharpness, composition and framing are very excellent. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi Cem,
Amazing colours captured in a great portrait of a macaw.Sharp and well-seen details,good POV.
Thank you for sharing.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-05 5:58]

Selam Cem
Great colourfu portrait shot. Excelent colours, sharpnes, details, BG, DOF and POV.And he looks funny :) .
Well done Cem


Hi Cem!
Very great close-up image of this beautiful bird.
I notice you posted this nearly 9 months ago.
Why such a long hiatus? Are you off photography for such a long time?
Anyway, thanks for your visit and take care.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-23 15:08]

Hi Cem !
I really wonder how I managed not to notice your photos before, because they are really wonderful ! I like all of them ! This one is particularly beautiful, I love the vivid colors of this Macao. Sharpness and details are perfect, and I love the texture on the white skin. Composition, POV, BG, everything is wonderful. Very well done !

Hi Cem,
Very nice portrait of this Macaw. Very fine details. Nicely composed. Very well done.

bonjour Cem
Excellente prise en portrait de ce beau perroquet
Les couleurs sont éclatantes et la netteté est parfaite. Félicitations pour la qualité.

Merci et au revoir

Just brilliant, beautiful colours and detail...
Well captured.

il est superbe et la photo est extra,les couleurs magnifiques et la netteté est de toute beauté. Thomas

Hello Cem,
It is a great portrait of a fine bird!
I like your point of view as it adds significance to the subject...
Great colours and fine details in the plumage, the image is pin sharp!
Pablo -

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-22 14:56]

Un impresionante primer plano Cem con gran agudeza, maravilloso colorido y el fondo ideal para realzar la belleza del ave.
Los pequeños detalles son muy visibles también gracias a la adecuada iluminación y profundidad captadas.
Me agrada el encuadre y el recorte elegidos.
Selamlar y mis mejores deseos para ti y los tuyos... Ricardo

An impressive close up Cem with great sharpness, wonderful colors and the ideal bottom to enhance the beauty of the bird.
The small details are very visible also due to the appropriate captured illumination and depth.
I like the framing and the chosen cropping.
Selamlar and my best wishes for you and yours... Ricardo

Hello Cem,
very powerful, dynamic, lively portrait of this loveable companion from tropical forests.
Excellent details, marvellous deep colours in a very harmonical spectre from neutral to bright, perfect approach, framing, and composition.
Thank you! Best regards,

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