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Polly sauvage
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Copyright: David Plummer (DiaAzul) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 8 N: 52] (152)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF100-400 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-08-13 17:47
Viewed: 5505
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After making a fuss about Paris Zoo not being well funded, I decided to do some investigation on other animal reserves around Ille De France - there are a few, including Espace Rambouillet (very good) and Chateau Thoiry (animal reserve, though only ever went to watch a game of cricket, as it is the location of the expatriate english cricket team - this has to be the most boring sport on the planet though).

Todays trip was to the Parc du Sauvage at Emance, just outside Rambouillet. This is a very 'open plan' park in that you can wander wherever you like - provided you stay on the path - and all the animals co-exist together within the same space. Wildlife includes Emus, Kangaroos, Deer, Flamingoes, Ibix (I think? - curly horned goat like thing?), and various other assorted birds and mamals - though I didn't recognise all of them. One of the promotional pictures had a leopard, though I never found anything more dangerous than 5 year old children and their parents.

So, today's picture is a Scarlet Macaw. More normally found in latin america, these birds were endangered in their natural habit by deforestation and poaching for bird collectors.

The birds are capable of flying up to 50Km/h and live off a diet of fruit.

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To japie: You don't have to remind me...DiaAzul 1 08-14 06:30
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Very nice image so much detail in the feathers and beak nice one , good note too.
You must of watched a very poor match, ;0))))#

Very good David.
Colorful and with very good details in the feathers.
Well done

Really nice one David,
Ilike the way you took it, and the way you cropped it, the colours are okee, very nice job you did

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-14 4:34]
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This Macaw is interested in you or your camera - either way you better stay clear of that beak, it will surely cause serious damage. Very well taken with excellent DOF and colors.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-14 5:13]

A nice shot.
Excellent colours and detail.
Good composition and tight cropping,it works very well.
A good capture,very well done.

Pts later...

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-14 8:18]

Bella imagen David.
Encuadre un poco estrecho, pero buena perspectiva.
Colorido y profundidad excelentes.
(puntos maņana)

Beautiful image David.
A little close frame, but good perspective.
Colorful and depth excellent.
(points tomorrow)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-14 10:44]

I love these guys, they are so cleaver and cute. I like this image and the colours. I think the eye is not 100%, therei a slight overexposure on the head and bill, but this is just a small nit.

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