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Copyright: Mark smallman (waminda2020) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 91 W: 4 N: 15] (320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikon DX AF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-16 15:30
Viewed: 4589
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Galahs are a medium sized bird, they have a reputation of being stupid. They are a communal bird that tends to sit on the roads of a night to keep warm. So if you are driving in the outback take care not to hit a whole flock!

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To Argus: thankyou for you critique :)waminda2020 1 05-31 19:09
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Hello Mark,
Excellent capture of the Galah resting on a branch. Good POV and DOF. Remarkable sharpness and details in the plumage. Lovely colours.I liked the composition with the branch entering the frame from the left corner and the bird placed diagonal.
Thanks for the share,

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-18 11:47]

Hello Mark,
Very nice Galah, very colorful their flock must be very
noise! the blue sky is perfect.. Well done


LOL! Your notes remind me of the film 'Ice Age' and the large birds...DODO birds? I'm probably spelling wrong, but you get the idea. This particular bird almost seems as if it doesn't have a beak. Good coloring and pose.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-20 22:27]

Hello Mark

A wonderful capture of this interesting galah.
The colours are wonderful.
Excellent plumage detail and definition.
Your POV and DOF are very good.



What a bird! Australian birds look so exotic to me - they are just wonderful. You've captured this one very well - great detail, composition and good POV which shows the entire bird. Your comments are interesting as well. Great work. TFS

Best Regards,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-31 7:51]
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Hello Mark,
A look at your gallery brings back memories of our trip to NSW and Q'land, having seen most of the birds you portray.
I notice that when you take a portrait of a bird you tend to crop it a bit too close IMHO. As this site is to help us improve our photography, I thought I would mention this.
This one of the Galah is pretty sharp and not too closely cropped and is well composed on the branch against a fine blue sky.
TFS this beauty,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-21 19:15]

Hello Mark,
nice to hear from you again. Im also waiting for you to continue upload you nice bird shot.
This shot is lovely as its background is so blue. The colour of the birds and the branch give a good contrast.
the feather is clear and pretty.
Nice shot of the Galahs. we dont have this bird here.


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