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Ara macao

Ara macao
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 12:16
Viewed: 4350
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Parrots or Psittacines (order Psittaciformes) includes about 353 species of bird which are generally grouped into two families: the Cacatuidae or cockatoos, and the Psittacidae or true parrots. The term parrot is generally used for both the entire order as well as for the Psittacidae alone.

All members of the order have a characteristic curved beak shape with the upper mandible having slight mobility in the joint with the skull and a generally erect stance. All parrots are zygodactyl, having the four toes on each foot placed two at the front and two back.

Parrots can be found in most of the warm parts of the world, including India, southeast Asia and west Africa, with one species, now extinct, in the United States (the Carolina Parakeet). By far the greatest number of parrot species, however, come from Australasia, South America and Central America.

Shooting Date/Time
30/08/2006 13:11:15
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
70.0 - 200.0mm
Focal Length

PP in CS

elefantino, TheUnknown, horia, liquidsunshine, Matt-Bird, TAZ, SkyF, izler has marked this note useful
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Hi Annick,
Great colours and an interesting pose. Very well captured, you filled the frame nicely.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-14 15:33]

Hi Annik

This is a great shot of this very beautiful parrot. The POV is very unique and interesting...i love it :)
Also very nice colors, great details and very good exposure.
All-in-all a superb post!

Bravo and TFS

Too perfect to critique, pure joy must give you points.

Excellent portrait Annick,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. The POV is good.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Hi Annick
I saw this shot on your website and I liked it very much. It is a very intimate image with the subject, very nice.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-15 1:28]

Wow ! This "Perroquet" is superb. Great portrait with a nice pose. Colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are excellent.
Congratulations Annick and TFS.

Hi Annick

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Interesting POV. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-15 3:00]

Great expression and pose you caught on this parrot, Annick.
I like the POV and the cropping you chose.
Beautiful colors and sharp details.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick, great portrait of this beautifull Ara.
Colors and details are great.
Light on the eye is amazing.
Well done and tsf.


What a wonder! You caught it at a very good timing. I like this original POV and his pose. Great eye contact with excellent details. I love this wing which is very clear and focus is perfect on his face too, very good DOF. This is an excellent picture!

Hi Annick,
you had a wonderful model showing you the feathers so close ;-) A beautiful shot, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-16 8:00]

Hello Annick,
what a pose, as so it is saying... hey look at me!. Great shot. and the crop is excellent. Wonderful colors and nice sharpness.

Hi Annick,
Very strong and graphic image. The composition really makes this image with the strong lead in to the image via the birds wing.

Crisp clear.
Good POV and terrific expression.
Not even a small nit.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-28 12:49]

hi annick
my critique technically: simple and dark background, point of view, colours, focus, sharpness and details are great. your note is useful also. excellent bird macro photo

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