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Roseringed Parakeet

Roseringed Parakeet
Photo Information
Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Parakeets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-30 13:44
Viewed: 4430
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

The Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) is a parrot which breeds in north and central Africa, and tropical Asia across to southern China.

It has been introduced elsewhere, and there is an established feral population in southern England and a number of other European cities. There are also apparently stable populations in the USA in Florida and California. It is a resident species which does not migrate.

It is a bird of woodland and cultivation. It nests in holes in trees, laying 2-6 white eggs.
This is a 40cm long green parrot, of which the long tail accounts for more than half the length. It looks long winged and very slender in flight. The female is all green with a red bill, but the male additionally has a small black bib and a black and pink neck ring.

This is a noisy species with an unmistakable squawking call.

This bird was first described and named by Giovanni Antonio Scopoli in 1769, naming it for the Austrian naturalist Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer.

Taken handheld through the wire of my avery at home. It is one of a few that I have. Great charactors all of them!

Cropped a little, adjusted contrast and brightness a little, then ran the high pass filter and resized for the site.

All crits welcomed. Thanks. Tim

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  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-30 15:43]

Hi Tim, I'm very familiar with our feral population, they are everywhere and they are bloody noisy, I don't know how you put up with that squarking! Nice composition, the quality has suffered a little but I don't know why. Good shot, thanks for posting.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-30 22:34]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Tim.

A very nice portrait on this bird. Excellent colors! Very Nice Job!

Try resharpening again after resizing, if using High Pass, by about 0.3, maybe 0.4 and either soft or vivid light depending what looks best, as again this looks just a little bit softer then it could be.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-01 12:38]
  • [+]

Focus is a little soft Tim, but when you take the advise of Peskypolecat into consideration, this problem will belong to the past. The colors are very vivid and the POV is great. Composition is well done and all in all this is a very nice portrait. Well done & TFS!


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