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Ara Militaris 1

Ara Militaris 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 points (chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 1:29
Viewed: 8496
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Ara Militaris.

Category : Taxa
Kingdom : Animalia
SubKingdom : Eumetazoa
Edge : Bilateria
Philo : Chordata
Subphilo : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Class : Birds
Subclass : Neornithes
Superorder : Neognathae
Order : Psittaciforme
Family : Psittacidae
Subfamily : Psittacinae
Sort: Ara
Specie : Ara Militaris

The green Guacamayo is natural of the Américas. Its location extends from Mexico to the north of Argentina. It is not a continuous distribution, is absented of Central America, although it is possible that it lives in Guatemala. We return it to find to the north of Colombia and Venezuela, continuing its location to the immediate east of the $andes in two or three extensive localities until the north of Argentina (until Salta).

It lives in the tropical low earth forests and in mountains, and the forests of pines and oaks. It is documented to him from the level of the sea to the 3100 meters of elevation.

It nests in the hollows of the trees or the cracks in the clay of ravines. The nidada one consists of two to three eggs.

This guacamayo is a very popular bird in the poultry keeping. Not as much as its relatives guacamayo pink or guacamayo blue and yellow, but is very common in the collections of the zoo.

One feeds on great seeds and fruits.

Of length it obtains of 66 to 71 cm.

To guacamayo green also guacamayo is called to him military man. In English is known him by macaw military.

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Hello Ricardo,
I like the framing!
Great colours and details, and your colourful friend gives you a good pose here... Looks like he is talking to you, think I can see a slight motion blur in the beak!
Pablo -

Hi Ricardo,
nice posrtrait full of colors and details.

Hello Ricardo,
Perfect picture of this macaw. Excellent colors, pov, and composition. Very well done. TFS

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-09 4:59]
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Hello Ricardo,
A lovely portrait shot.
Vivid colours,good sharp detail and a nice clear background.
Great shot.


Hi Ricardo,
An excellent portrait on this Macaw. The light was beautiful. Vibrant colors and sharp deail in the plumage. DOF is a little shallow with the f2.8, but it is a wonderful frame filling composition.

hi ricardo
c'est un festival d'oiseau multicolores cette galerie.bons details et netteté.


Great portrait and excellent detail shown of the subject. The shot is clear and well detailed with a good POV and BG. TFS,

Stunning bird capture with fantastic colours.
Excellent work as usual....

Very nice colours, details and POV!

Hello Ricardo,
It's a good shot. I think F2.8 was not enough though. IMO, the eye of the subject in a portrait, should be clear and sharp. And you have some motion/camera blur @ 1/30th..Tripod?

PS - My Mum always tells me my photos are fantastic :) I have tried to give you an honest/good faith evaluation, so as you might improve. You can always take what you need, and dis-regard the rest,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-09 11:36]
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Hola Ricardo,
Excellent Ara Militaris portrait,
I like your pov,dof,focus,blurred bg,expression,note and vivid colors.Muy Bien.Gracias:)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-09 12:57]
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Hola Ricardo,
Un gran retrato de este guacamayo, que muestra muy bien la riqueza del plumaje de esta preciosa ave.
Un saludo, José M.

Hi Ricardo,
Exquisite color bird :-)
Great details, sharp.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

Hello recardo, excllent details, Pov, DOF, perfect Job, TFS KYle

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-09 14:37]
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Hello Ricardo,
Wonderful portrait.Colors,POV,lighting,details,expression on face and composition are excellent.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-09 19:36]
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Hola Ricardo,
Beautiful posed portrait, he looks like he is talking to you. I think he is giving you instructions which side is more photogenic ;-). Excellent details and the color is great. Very nice shot.

Hi Ricardo,
excellent classical pose, amazing colours.
A slight touch up of BG in the lower right corner might be recommendable to make it more neutral.
Charming to see the motion blur of the bird's lower beak - it seems never to stop chattering.
With thanks, and best regards,

Hi Ricardo

Very nice work. Good composition, nice light and POV. Good quality. Thanks.

Hi Recardo,
Very nice portrait! The colours and details are superb, beautiful and colourful bird.
Very well done!

hi Raicardo, excelent POV and colopures. you must be so close to take this shot. Good work,

Hola Ricardo,
Muy buen retrato de este guacamayo hermoso, has logrado buenísimos detalles, exposición y colores. Muy buena la nota.
Saludos desde Monte
Hernán... pero no el de la albiceleste.

Superb colors!!!! Great picture, the composition, colors and the DOF is good.
Goutham R

Hi Ricardo,

Very nice shot.
Great colors, details and BG.
Well done!

TFS :-)

Very nice close up of the military macaw the POV is one that I like very much. The lighting shows very nice detail. Well done Ricardo. :)

Hi Ricardo,

I really like this picture. Good focus, DOF and nice composition. Well done.


bonjour Ricardo
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

outra foto com cores muito bonitas!
Boa perspectiva, composição e detalhes!
Que bonitos detalhes!
Thanks Ana:)

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