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Ring-Necked Parakeet *For Paul*

Ring-Necked Parakeet *For Paul*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 1:59
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I have dedicated this to Paul (paulh) as he found these birds very frustrating due to the fact that you could hear them but not see them!
This was taken at the same place as the deer I posted yesterday. It is so weird to see tropical birds flying around the deciduous trees of London! The really annoying thing was that you could hear flocks of them up in the canopy but the only time you saw them was when they flitted between a gap in the trees.
Very luckily, when I was walking through a patch of forest, this bird flew on to a low branch and I got close enough to take a decent shot of it.
This bird is easily spotted by its green colouration The female only lacking the males neck ring. The original introduction to the UK was from escaped pets. They have thrived since due to mild winters and a lack of predators and a number of colonies have been established in the South - East of England. The largest colony of around 7000 birds is at Esher in Surrey. There are also smaller populations in some of the London parks. A gregarious bird it forms large roosts which can be quite noisy. In towns and cities it is a frequent garden visitor.

Thankyou for viewing :)

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To nglen: Bad weatherjoey 1 10-26 12:00
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Dear Joe
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfect focusing,exposure and sharpness,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Nicely tight cropped capture Joe. Go to Esher Rugby Club at last light and you will be amazed at them coming to roost. The noise is awesome

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-26 4:50]

Ah, so this is what they look like! Great capture Jo, thanks for letting me get a good look at last. Amazing to think they've adapted to the different climate here so well.
Great job on the exposure here, especially against a bright background and under those leaves. Perfect pose and great colour. Obviously one for my faves..

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-26 7:33]

Amazing to think that these are flying about in London!
Will they continue to thrive, do you think?
Superb colours and composition

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-26 7:45]

Hello Joe,
Nice capture of the Ring-necked Parakeet, now a resident in parts of Southern England. The composition and POV are superb and the slight noise, presumably caused by fairly heavy cropping, is acceptable.
Nice dedication to Paul!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-26 12:17]

Hi Joe,

I wouldn't think these tropical birds would be found in London. Nice pose and pretty colors. Pretty noisy - a problem I have lots of times.


Hi Joe,

A good POV of the Ring-Necked Parakeet, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-26 15:32]

Hi Joe

Great shot - well done - nice POV.


Still short - no internet all day!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-27 7:03]

Hi Joe

I know how Paul feels!!! I often sit under a tree and think where the **** is it! Wonderful shot of London's most colourful resident



Perfect colors and backdrop for this bird Joey.m I have missed you. You are such a well admired photographer. Very nicely done and so noted.
or yes for Joey
++++++ All things.
------- Nada

Some amazing colors here! Just lovely!!! Perfect composition too!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-27 9:08]
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Hi Joe. Lucky you for geting this one. i did not see them this close. you have done well with the camera you had. good detail and colours. i like the wat his claw is rapped around the twig. well done TFS.
have a good weekend good job we went last week as sunday look to be wet.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-29 5:54]

Hello Joe,
I've seen these in India and think it must be really odd to see them in England, but I know they've estblished themselves in the south. This is a very fine capture of one in profile. In spite of the poor lilght details are sharp and colours natural. Very well composed too.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

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