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GoodBye-NL( Rainbow Lorikeet)

GoodBye-NL( Rainbow Lorikeet)
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 12:10
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,
I write this note with some mixed feeling! Probably this will be my last post from Netherlands as I will be travelling to India in couple of days :-) , but this does not necessarily mean that I will not be posting pictures shot in Netherlands in the near future! Mixed feeling, coz I'm excited to travel back to India and my Omkar hills, at the same time I'll be missing my GREAT friends Thijs, Rene and Paula.

Today's dedication goes to Paula and Rene (super photographers, nature lovers and wonderful friends).
Rene, is a wonderful human being and a great friend, he showed me wonderful places and the beauty of Holland. Driving from Alasmeer to Hoek Van Holland was one of the best experiences that I had in Netherlands :-) Thanks a lot Rene and its my luck and pleasure to have a friend like you.
Paula! What a great lady she is. She was the first to contact me when I was in Netherlands and has been my guide to places throughout my stay here. The dinner at your place and the hospitality that you couple showed me is something that I'll cherish through out my life. Thanks a lot Paula.
I would like to thank this couple by posting a close up of “Rainbow Lorikeet”. richoglossus haematodus is a species of Australasian parrot found in Australia, eastern Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Their diet makes them particularly messy; they are well-known in aviculture for their messy, liquid droppings and energetic nature ( I had a first hand experience of their droppings :-) ). This was taken today at Avifauna Vogelpark Avifauna near Alphen a/d Rijn ( http://www.avifauna.nl/vogelpark/index.php
) Here Visitors are encouraged to feed them a specially-prepared nectar, and the birds will happily settle on arms and heads to consume it!

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Hi Goutham.
There no need for and explanation about the name of this bird.
All the colours displayed only on this close up are pretty amazing, and your picture takes advantage of it.
Excellent exposure settings, focus and very clear details on the plumage.
Congratulations and thanks to post it, a nice dedication to your friends.
Wish you all the best in your travel,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-04 12:31]

Hi Goutham.You have a safe flight home . You have had a good time in NL but i am sure it will be nice to go home to India. This is a beautiful close up of this colourful bird. you have captured it with your sharp focusing and fine detail. rich colours and a good POV. well done TFS.

Hi Goutham,
This is the perfect portrait.Outstanding colours, great details and Bg.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-04 13:38]

Hi Goutham,

A beautiful portrait of this colorful bird and a lovely tribute to your Netherlands friends. The colors are amazing. Wonderful details and textures that show up so well against the black background.
I wish you a safe journey back to India. Mixed feelings or not, you must be very excited to return home.


Hi Goutham,

Thanks a lot for the wonderful day's we spent together
This is a SUPERB and colourfull dedication to Paula and René
Excellent sharpness, feather details, POV, DOF and dark BG

Thanks again and have a safe flight

Hello Goutham,

Ce portrait est sublime! Les couleurs eclatantes sone encore embellies par le BG noir et la netteté parfaite.Jolie lumière également.
Je sens un peu de tristesse dans ce post,mais tu rentres avec beaucoup de belles images et de nouveaux amis au fond du coeur.

Merci pour ce joli partage.


Hello Goutham
Very intersting portrait of this Lorikeet,
Perfect use of flash ,composition and BG,
Keep posting :o)

Good Luck

Great shot. Comes out great over the black BG. Great detail - and of course - stunning colors! Cheers, Klaus

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-05 6:07]

Hi Goutham
Waht a beautiful portrait.Excellent POV and very sharp image whit very very good details.Colors are outstanding.
TFS Michel

Goutham, Are there any colors left. Love the catch light in the eye within its rings of colors.
Murali Santhanam

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-11-05 9:19]

Hi Goutham,
Thank you very much for this colourful, sharp and detailed portrait.
It has been an honour for us to show you around in our country and we enjoyed every minute of it. So thank you! for the wonderful time.
Next time you are in The Netherlands we will show you even more places, so let us know when you are back.
Have a safe journey back to India and all the best to you and your family and friends.
Thanks again our friend.
René and Paula

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-06 0:28]

Hi Goutham,
Outstanding shot of this Rainbow Lorikeet with amazing colours and sharp details on its plumage. Superb use of flash lighting and the resultant black BG lets the Lorikeet stand out majestically. A great last shot from NL, the tone in your words speak a lot about your feelings and your heavy heart. Excellent POV to portray this calm pose and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Goutham,

What a so lovely and colorful shot! Details on the feathers are amazing! The black bg directs our look directly to the bird... What a wonderful parrot!

Well done and TFS!


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