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Green-rumped Parrotlet

Green-rumped Parrotlet
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 7:25
Viewed: 7942
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From the second floor of my hotel - the turtle beachhotel - I saw this parrotllet sitting in a gigantic firtree. I had heard these birds but not seen them till that moment. It sat there for a couple of seconds and I was lucky to have my camera ready for a snapshot.
The green-rumped Parrotlet is one of the smallest species in the parrot family, the "Parakeet"or "lovebird" is now widespread in lowland areas of Trinidad, although it was not recorded before the twentieth century. It is less common in Tobago, where it may be an introduced species. A popular cagebird, this tiny parrot is bright green all over and has a pink bill. The call is a squeaky chatter and is usually heard in chorus. This species is very gregarious and the birds are almost always seen in groups of 10 to 20. At night they congregate to roost in large numbers, and can often be seen preening each other's feathers as they settle for the night. It feeds on seeds and can cause damage to garden plants. It nests in a hole, exploiting not only natural cavities but also man-made structures, such as pipes and roof-eaves.

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Very funny composition. :-)
Thanks for sharing

Hi Zeno,
I like this so much! This tones of green are very beautiful and this is a very good composition. Details are just great! I like the pose of the bird. What else to say? Very nice! Thanks

Hello Zeno,

Interesting POV but I like it, The green tree and the green bird with the blue sky, is wonderful to view great work, TFS kyle

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-15 8:24]

Hi Zeno.
You have shared very unique shot. The triangular construction of the picture is very impressive. POV, colours and details are perfect. Combination of green and blue paints are wonderful. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Zeno,
Great sharpness of this cute looking parrotllet.
I like the contrast between the blue sky and the green bird on the green plant.
Greetings, FABIAN

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-15 11:53]

Hello Zeno,
You present your beauties like one should eat chocolates - not all at once but one tasty morsel now and then.
Nice composition and POV.
Thanks, best wishes, Ivan

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-15 12:33]

What a cute shot, Zeno.
Interesting composition with that fir branch pointing out in a perfect triangle, with the adorable little parrot peeking out at the end.
Good sharpness and light, and excellent POV.
TFS. : )

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-10-15 13:23]

Such an unusual shot - I love it.


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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-10-15 13:34]

hi Zeno, wonderful combination and coloure compostion. TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-15 15:09]

I love this composition. Great colours and details as well



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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-15 21:14]

Hi Zeno
Great shot and composition. Great POV, colours, sharpnes and BG.
Well done


bonjour Zeno
Excellente prise de vue de ce beau perroquetavec une très jolie pose sur sa branche.
Les couleurs sont éclatantes et la netteté est parfaite. Félicitations pour la qualité.

Merci et au revoir

Hola Zeno
Una composición muy bonita la que nos muestras. Un gran trabajo.
Me gusta mucho tu galeria.
Un saludo

Hi Zeno

High quality shot. Beautiful colour tones and perfect composition. Thank you! :-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-10-22 15:03]

it is an amazing composition...

I love it :)

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