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Parakeet for oscarromulus
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Copyright: Deborah Kelleher (Debz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 52mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 11:48
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Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Parakeet from a London Park, they always seem to look at me as if to say 'what are you looking at with that stupid clicking thing?'
The ring-necked, or rose-ringed, parakeet is the most exotic and most unlikely of all British birds. It is a tropical species, and is found in Britain only as a result of human intervention.

Its native range is a broad belt of arid tropical countryside stretching from West Africa across all of lowland India south of the Himalayas, where it is a common bird.

It is a very attractive bird, about the size of a collared dove, bright green all over with a very distinctive long tail. The rose pink collar of the male give the species its name. Both sexes have a bright red beak. Unlike most other birds, the upper mandible is hinged, which is an adaptation for its method of feeding on fruit.

They are gregarious birds, and extremely noisy, particularly at roost, though they tend to be quieter when they are moulting in July and August. When breeding, the mated pairs stay by themselves or in small loose groups, and once their young have fledged, they will join others to form flocks.

Winter roosts are communal, with one of the largest containing some 1,000 birds at Esher Rugby Club in West London. Birds travel up to 15 miles to roost there.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To jeanpaul: PerroquetDebz 1 03-22 05:32
To jaycee: ParakeetDebz 1 03-22 05:29
To pankajbajpai: ParakeetDebz 1 03-22 05:28
To scottevers7: ParkeetDebz 1 03-21 09:31
To Silvio2006: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:31
To nglen: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:18
To hester: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:16
To oscarromulus: Hi MarioDebz 1 03-21 09:13
To Jamesp: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:11
To Argus: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:10
To delic: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 09:09
To Captive_Light: ParakeetDebz 1 03-21 07:04
To oscarromulus: london parakeetsDebz 1 03-20 17:13
To ramthakur: ParakeetDebz 1 03-20 13:17
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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-20 11:56]
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It does have a curious look while posing like that. Love the colors. Well done, Deborah. TFS. Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-20 12:09]
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Hello Debz,
Great capture of a London Ring-necked Parakeet. I love the pose and POV and you've captured it sharply with pleasing bokeh BG, set in a fine composition.
Nice one!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-20 13:07]
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Hi Deborah

Good POV - like the eye. Very good colours also. I have only managed to see them once in the UK - in a park in SW London.


Hello Deborah,
I am surprised to know that you have this bird in England in plenty. Yes, it is a very common bird in India. Very cocky and confident of itself, and noisy too.
I remember one that used to land on our dining table in the open verandah of our house in Ajmer, Rajsthan, (mid 80s) to partake of the lunch. It would sometimes even perch on our heads or shoulders to show integrity with our family, particularly at mealtimes :-)!
It happened during monsoons when hundreds of them screeched merrily in the tamarind trees in our garden. It stopped visiting us after about a week and we missed it!
Sorry for the long tale.
This is a wonderful capture of this bird in a park in London. The image is sharp and the colours are beautiful.

I am truely, TRUELY, "touched" by your generosity.
It is very true that I love birds, specially PARROTS.
I've owned a few when a younger person.
This ring-necked type, male, does mimic human voice.
However, even when hand raised, they can and do deliver
nasty bites. Shall write to you, seperately, to THANK YOU
This is, again, a great register; in fact:
Those eyes ... he is "posing" just for you.
Fond and grateful regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-20 13:43]
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Hi Debz

I have never managed a picture of these, they always taunt me from the tree tops :) Lovely bright colours and good light



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-20 16:46]
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Hi Deborah, great picture of the parakeet.
Great colours and detail.and DOF well done..

Hi Deborah, lovely parakeet, great details and excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, wonderful pose, very well done, BRAVA! ciao Silvio

Hi Deborah,
An excellent composition and pose. Very beautiful colors and sharp detail in that amazingly green plumage. You caught just a nice spotlight effect of light. Looks great.

Lol, I wish we got them down here! It would be nice to have these colourful birds flying free down here. Love the pose and the way he's looking back at you.

hi deborah,
another fine capture from you, you manage to get this so lovely pose with nice eye contact, looks like the bird is giving poses for you,
well saturated colours, sharp image, nice compositiom, i miss the tail here but still a very good shot,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-21 11:37]
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Hi Deborah,

What a beautiful parakeet! The colors are smashing, wonderful details, and a priceless expression on his face. Just wonderful!

Salut Déborah
Très belle photo que ce joli perroquet. Beau cadrage , belle composition et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci et au revoir ....JP

bonjour deborah
il lui manque un petit bout de queue mais j'adore comme le soleil illumine la tête de ce bel oiseau.

Hello Deborah,
A very cute parakeet, I like its colours and pose, details and composition. Surely Mario is proud for your dedicatory.

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