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The macaw

The macaw
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40-49 Points (Chapter 2), Animal portraits, Birds in Brazil, Macaws [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-27 4:53
Viewed: 9997
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Ara
Species: Ararauna

Some days ago I posted a photo of a bird and I was informed it was a macaw. But the information was not correct, according to what Callie “The Birdman” taught me.

Now, this is a macaw. Along with this one there were two others, all of them kept in captivity in a place called “Usina” (Mill). It’s located some 10 kilometers away from my town, and once there was in the place a sugar mill. Soon, what we call “Hotel Fazenda” (a kind of hotel in the countryside) will be built there. I don’t know what will happen to the birds that are kept in the place.

This macaw has approximately 60 centimeters. Maybe it’s bigger, for and grown up one may reach 85 centimeters. Its beak is extremely strong, so that it can easily feed even on hard seeds. It also feeds on fruits (if it pleases you, please check my workshop; on it, a photo of one of the macaws I shot feeding on a guava).

To further information (in French) about this species, please, refer to www.perroquet.net/passion_perroquets.html

red45, Janice, sergegagne, marhowie, Fisher, carper, Callie, Fespo, extramundi, dew77, joergen, darwin has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-27 4:55]

Lovely portrait of this colorful bird Livio! Sharp, detailed and with perfect BG. Great work!

Great portrait! I love colours and pose. Wonderful eye. I love this blue so much.

Beautiful photo.
Great colours and very good quality. I love this BG, it makes all photo very clear and it suits the colours of this beutiful bird well.
I like it very much :-)
Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-27 5:13]

I love this bird Livio. His colours and pose are great. I like how his beak is open a little, as if your shot him when he was still talking. Good job!

I don't usually like portraits, but this one is exceptional. There is a lot of detail captured very well. The OOF background really brings out the beauty of the macaw. You have done very well here.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-27 6:16]

Bela foto Livio. Os detalhes estão ótimos, principalmente o olho. A foto esta as cores muito bem definidas e também com boa nitidez.



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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-27 6:25]

Nice Colourful Portrait.Perefect shot10/10.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-27 6:28]

Vraiment de belle couleurs et détail nette. Félicitations !

You have produced a beautiful picture of that stunning bird, Livio. I particularly like the composition and cropping (if you ever did some). And the sharpness and color rendering are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Livio, You've done a great job on this portrait/profile. Clean BG with very good sharpness, details & color. This bird is often photographed for its striking bold colors..You have represented them well in this capture! TFS!!

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-27 10:19]

What a beautiful macaw.
I like colors and details.
Good POV, sharpness and DOF.
Nice shot.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-27 11:17]

Now this is a macaw Livio and a very nice at that. Very good portrait. Well done

Best mug shot I've seen yet. Excelent capture and well done on the composition and details.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-27 12:23]

I love the photo Livio,
Very good composing shot. fantastic details and POF. Personal I had set a cropp from below, but off course, thats a personal matter. Very good job

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-27 13:40]

Now Livio, when one thinks of parrot, these are the guys that come to mind. A beautiful bird and a lovely rendition you made if it.
A mug shot par excellance! TFS

This one is a professional work, Livio. No nits, only the pleasure at looking at these colors, textures and close details. Very good use of the light too. Poster quality! What a beautiful bird!

NOssa essa foto ficou tudo !!! Fantastica !!!

Perfect portrait, not a nit!
Very well done, you're best shot.

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  • Fespo (74)
  • [2005-01-29 14:38]

Que Show!!!

Linda, linda!

Composição, cores, contraste, tudo excelente. Parabéns!

Splendid, these sharpness and colours, very, very.....very nice !

Po que show de foto, Linda ARARA

Wonderful colours so sharp picture fab... I like the way you cropped this picture too. The background the colour is that real or manipulated ?. Well done and One favorit for me!!!!

Nice portrait of this colorful bird Livio!
Sharp, detailed and with perfect BG. Great work!

I have also one here.

Mesmo em cativeiro as vezes é dificil tirar foto com boa claridade e cores,esta de parabéns pela foto gosto deste estilo bem de perto mostra todo detalhe,exelente.

very beautiful photo, sharp and well lightened.

awesome portrait wonderful details,color tfs jon

Great shot with beautiful colours.

Great portrait! I love colours and pose. Wonderful eye.

great portrait, TFS Ori

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