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blue and gold


blue and gold
Photo Information
Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 1 N: 67] (284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: LUMIX DMC LX3
Exposure: f/2.2, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-20 12:26
Viewed: 3546
Points: 7
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This is a blue and gold macaw (Ara araraura). I have seen them flying high over riverside forests in Brazil and Bolivia. They are certainly among the most colorful and raucous birds on earth. This poor guy is out of place...for sale in a French pet shop. He belongs in the wild, but so long as stupid people want to make "pets" of macaws, and the law doesn't prohibit such madness, they'll be on the market, at up to 700Ä a piece!

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wonderful picture! you caught an extraordinary angle is what one can call a pose "design."
The advantage, however, of existing people (stupid) that want to have "pets" a lot of times can save them..... other so many times Íles are battered in the own origin place

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  • delfi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 35 N: 11] (106)
  • [2009-05-21 9:15]

Hi Michael, how's it going?

That's a very nice shot you've presented here, Michael. Very colorful: looks very neutral on my screen! Some very nice detail in the plumage. Well framed.

Well done, TFS!

Best regards, Dimitri.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-21 9:39]

Hi Michael.
Stunning close-up. I like creative cropping a lot. It is great. Terrific bright colours and sharpness/details. Bravo.
Alexei.

Hi Michael,

Nice picture but could have been much better by focusing on the eye...
TFS

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