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Beak to Beak

Beak to Beak
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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: 2006-09-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of World, vanderschelden's birds, Nature's cutest, Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 6:16
Viewed: 5527
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photographed yesterday this colourful beak communication.

Lorikeets and lories are small, brightly coloured, highly aboreal parrots. They are usually classified as Loriinae, the most clearly distinct of the several rather uncertain subfamilies within the Psittacidae. Some authorities regard the differences between the Loriinae and the other parrots as sufficient to justify promoting the group to full family status, in which case, following the biological naming conventions, they become the Loriidae, and are placed alongside the remaining true parrots (Psittacidae) and the cockatoos (Cacatuidae) within the biological order Psittaciformes. The Ultramarine Lorikeet is endangered. It is now one of the 50 rarest birds in the world.

Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus
to the left.
The right one...the perfect Lorikeet?
the one to the right...
Indian Ringneck Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri manillensis). Many thanks to Nadia (Nakkie): she has one;-)

Shooting Date/Time
29/09/2006 10:55:25
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )

captainsgirl, RAP, scottevers7, glazzaro, marhowie, mikou, izler, Hil, greenpinkorange, jmp, nakkie, radz, Silke has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Silke: Thanks Silkevanderschelden 1 10-25 23:57
To njmv79: Thanks Nelsonvanderschelden 1 10-14 06:27
To nakkie: Nadia thank you...vanderschelden 1 10-11 13:01
To izler: thank youvanderschelden 1 10-01 05:57
To Hil: Thank you Hilvanderschelden 1 10-01 05:56
To ScottHale: Hi Scottvanderschelden 1 10-01 05:49
To greenpinkorange: Thanks Stephvanderschelden 1 10-01 05:47
To scottevers7: Scott,vanderschelden 1 09-30 08:02
To captainsgirl: Hello Donnavanderschelden 1 09-30 07:09
To markula: Hello Markvanderschelden 1 09-30 06:29
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Hi Annick
Baautifull!!! Perfect composition and light. Delicate buckground and of course fantastic moment.

Hello Annick!
What a colorful picture! Nicely caught pose of the bird on the left, great sharpness ot the other one (obviously, both of them couldn't be sharp because of large aperture). Beutiful background blur. Congratulations,

Hello Annick
What a great shot of parrots,
Very nice colors,perfect composition,


I love this, the colors of the birds is beautiful but the pose you caught between this is so cute. Were these birds in a zoo? or a Bird Santuary ..? Awesome photo..TFS
Donna :o)

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-30 7:04]

Bella, muy bella imagen Annick, capturada con un conmovedor POV, excelentes colores, agudeza, DOF (ajustado pero muy adecuado) y un fondo envidiable.
Me agrada el encuadre que elegiste para presentar esta composición de ensueño.
Felicitaciones y saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful, very beautiful image Annick, captured with a stirring POV, excellent colors, sharpness, DOF (adjusted but very appropriate) and an enviable bottom.
I like the framing that you chose to present this reverie composition.
Congratulations and regards... Ricardo

Hi Annick,
WOW! would be my first comment. This is a really great shot. Overall composition and timing of the shot are perfect. The colors just rock! Sharp detail and a perfect OOF backround really show the birds to their fullest with no distractions. VERY well done.

Well caught moment, excellent detail and exposure.


hi annick
bisou d'amoureux ou dispute!!!
les deux ont de tres belles couleurs et j'aime le regard du vert.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-09-30 11:07]

Hi Annick,
Dit is een prachtige foto.
Mooie compositie, prachtige kleuren tegen een rustige achtergrond.
Mooi gedaan.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-09-30 11:07]

Nice work, clean BG and great colours. I like it.


Fantastic funny shot Annick. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done
Regards, Krzysztof.

Hi Annick,
Great shot for its interaction, POV, and moment captured.
Lovely BG bokeh with excellent color and composed well also.
Very well done.

Perfect, nothing more to say!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-30 17:26]

Hi Annick.
Very very lovely capture.Beautiful colors!POV,DOF and sharpness is perfect.Excellent moment you caught.Good work!!

TFS and greetings

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-09-30 17:36]
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hi annick
nice birds and lovely exposure. composition, point of view, blured background, depth of field, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great.
thanks for sharing

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-30 18:35]
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Hi Annick

Wonderful shot, lovely pose and a great POV, the detail is clean and sharp and the colours are wonderful with a great BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-30 22:33]

Hello Annick

Another beautiful portrait.The colours are outstanding.Excellent DOF and POV.Your timing is bang on.A lovely composition that is very eye catching.The details are clear and sharp.TFS


Hi Annick,
This is a Superb image. I cannot quit looking at it. Lot's of detail and color. I think the exposure is spot-on. Very well done.

Wow! Fantastic colours, details, DOP and moment! I really really like this picture! Made me go 'awww' when i saw it even in the thumbnail! Great notes too! Thanks. Wonderful sharing, thanks!

Hi Annick,
I am left awe struck by this photo! Simply superb! The colours are brilliant and I particularly like the texture on the top of the Rainbow Lorikeet's head. The pose is very nice and shows emotion, if that is possible from a bird. Great work, TFS!

Mooie reeks Annick,
goed kleurrijk, mooie compositie, goode pov en een prachtige dof, uitstekend fotowerk.
gr. jaap

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-01 2:51]

Lovely indeed., Annick.
These lorikeets exhibit the most outrageously beautiful colors. And what a good moment you caught with them in such a wonderful pose. Sharp details and good exposure. Great composition. TFS. : )

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-01 7:07]

Hi Annick,
Lovely shot with a beautiful pose, maximum details and a great color, compositon and bg.
TFS, José M

Very nice shot. The detail is excellent.
The one on the right is a Indian Ringneck Parakeet
(Psittacula krameri manillensis).
I now this because I hade one.

Hello Annick, beautiful image, great details and colors are so vivid and bright, well done, the picture is perfect,

What a wonderfull picture. The moment, the colours, the blurred background, eveything... I hope to have time to learn what I would like. Long way to go. Excellent idea I had to visit this site for the first time.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-25 14:06]

What a lovely shot...cute moment to capture!!TFS IN ALL ASPECTS.!

What a beauty ?


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-02 13:47]
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This one was also stolen. You can see it here.
The other that I reported has already been removed by the administrators on the site

This photo is well-deserving of being the favourite of so many people.
Superb moment, great colours and details

wow! Beautiful photo with lots of colour...

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  • fegovi (46)
  • [2007-10-03 9:44]

Una foto preciosa!!

...... simply perfect compliment!
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