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Red-lored Amazon

Red-lored Amazon
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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 80-200 f2.8D ED AF Nikkor+1.5X Kenko
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-04 15:11
Viewed: 5398
Points: 32
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Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)

The Red-lored Amazon or Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) is a species of Amazon parrot, native to tropical regions of the Americas, from eastern Mexico south to Ecuador, with a disjunct population in central Brazil, where it occurs in humid evergreen to semi-deciduous forests up to 1,100 m altitude. It is absent from the Pacific side of Central America north of Costa Rica. Not originally known from El Salvador, a pair - perhaps escaped from captivity - nested successfully in 1995 and 1996 in the outskirts of San Salvador and the species might expand its range permanently into that country in the future.

The Red-lored Amazon is 32–35 cm (13 in) in length, with a weight of 310–480 g. The plumage is primarily green, with a red forehead and, in some subspecies, yellow cheeks (sometimes with red spots). The crown is blue. Adult males and females do not differ in plumage. Juveniles have less yellow on the cheeks, less red on the forehead, and dark irises.

From Wikipedia.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-04 15:18]

Hello Luis.
The Red-lored parrot on the background looks very nice. You have captured a fine light falling on the bird and plant. Image is very sharp showing good details on the bird and plants.Best regards Siggi

What a wonderful place to be...from desert to parrot...quite the change. Yet for a pro like you, I am not surprised at the quality, depth of field control and saturation! All make for a great day of shooting!

Amazing capture of this stunning Red-lored Parrot taken under soft afternoon/morning light, Luis. Great camera control. All the important components of the exposition are perfectly balanced - contrast/brightness/white balance/ colors etc.etc. Great presentation with valuable notes. Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hello Luis,
Outstanding sharp details and superb colours.
An excellent capture and composition with fantastic clarity.
Have a nice day!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-04 23:55]

Hello Luis,
A fantastic capture of this little Amazon parrot in beautiful light and in a lovely pose. Great focus on the eye, pin-sharp details and the colours are wonderful. I like the background too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Luis,

that's a long time ago!
Very nice picture from this Amazone parrot.
good of sharpness. low pov and nice eye contact.
Fine colours.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-05 4:39]

Hi Luis,
Splendid colors and lights,very good photo of this beautiful Bird, TFS!

Hola Luis

Vaya un mes sin verte por estos derroteros, bueno pero como traes una foto buena te perdonamos...

Espero que no haya sido por enfermedad.

Preciosa imagen de este loro con esos colores bellos. Buena composición y buena profundidad de campo.

Un saludo y buen regreso. De Antonio

Bonjour Luis,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Luis
very beautiful coloured picture with nice light and great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-05 11:57]

Hello Luis,
The beautiest photo of this species I've ever seen. Fantastic sitting in the light and adorable colours. Excellent sharpness and details. Pleasing eye contact. Very good DOF.
Have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-05 15:12]

Hi Luis,beautiful and colorfull portrait taken at the best of quality,very nice composition,sharpness and colors,perfect light balance too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-05 20:30]

Hello Luis,
A truly gorgeous bird you have posted today. Love the composition and vivid colors. The detail is very fine and the exposure is right on the money.
This little beauty reminds me of the parrots we saw while on a mission trip to Brazil a few years ago.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-05 23:09]
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Hola Sr. Luis,
A superb capture in a Thuja tree of a Red-lored parrot.
The pose and POV are perfect, to show its colourful features with excellent sharpness and natural colours in fine lighting. The eye contact is great and provides the focal point in this pleasing composition.

Gracias por compartir esta bonita imagen amigo.
Un abrazo de Ivan

Ciao Luis, beautiful Parrot with fantastic colors, wonderful light and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-06 0:58]

Helo Luis,
very pretty capture of this parrot.
It must be very exciting to see this bird in wilderness. The colours are pleasant and its pose is so cute and lovely.
A well presented shot.


Wonderful to see the shades of green blending with the cedar leaves. A very attractive bird. TFS Trevor

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