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Chattering Lory

Chattering Lory
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 HZ DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Personal Bird Photos, Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-19 1:11
Viewed: 5104
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first major outing with the 30D and I am having some trouble getting familiar with the camera and Sigma lens, having been spoiled by image stabilization on my point & shoot.
This is a Chattering Lory, Lorius garrulus, so named because of its outgoing garrulous nature. Mated pairs are aggressive toward pairs of the same species.
The parrots in the family Loriinae are distinguished for their unusual brush-tipped tongues used for feeding on nectar. They are voracious feeders and are important pollinators as a result. Lories are typically larger birds with heavier bodies than lorikeets.
The bird is native to the Northern Moluccan Islands, Indonesia. They typically live near the coast but have been seen in the forest on Batjan and Morotai, but are rarely seen near human settlements. Numbers are declining due to trapping for the pet trade.
Taken at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-19 1:15]

A beautiful shot of this chatty, Greg.
I have only recently learned about this species when I posted one recently and had to do some research to find out what it is.
The colors are just gorgeous. I like the POV and the sharp details.
TFS. : )

Hi Greg

Good colours and perfectly composed shot. Nice catchlight. Wonderful camera work. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-19 3:41]

Hi Greg

What a splendid portrait of such a beautiful and colored animal. I'm guesing the crossing fro compoact cams to something of the 30D's caliber isn't easy but you really managed a great job.
The focus is spot-on, the DOF great - having all the bird in full focus and the BG nicely blurred, the exposure is great and the colors superb.

Bravo and TFS

PS: Hope to see more shots with your new toy:) Congrats on the aquisition :)

Hello Greg.
A lovely bird and a wonderful shot. You've captured it in very well pose. Your POV is perfect. All details are very nice. A very good smile.

Hi Greg,
It does not look like you had any problems here. This is a very well composed and framed shot. The exposure appears to be perfect. Vivid natural colors and very sharp detail. The f7.1 was perfect for the DOF control. I love the colors and the red eye of this guy. Nice one!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-19 13:32]

Hi Greg,

What a beautiful shot of a great looking bird, good compo and POV, I love his red Feathers, Eyes and Beak, the detail is nice and sharp with great feather detail, the colours are lovely and vibrant.

TFS Hilary :o}

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-09-19 13:33]

Hi Greg, fantástica definición y colorido. Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS.

What a fantastic celebration of colour - absolutely perfect. I really like this photo, Greg.
Perfect composition, very well sharpnedand and really nice red color. Regards, Krzysztof.

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