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Awkward Feeding!

Awkward Feeding!
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, Digital ISO-400, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-05 2:55
Viewed: 3053
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm always amazed at how Parrots feed like this.... it looks so uncomfortable!!

I visited my Grandparents over the weekend and was able to go to the Butterfly House and Bird-Of-Prey Centre again. I tested out my new kit and was pleasantly suprised at how good the Canon 75-300mm lens was! :))

This is the same Baldy parrot (Rainbow Lorikeet) that I posted a few months ago! :)

Also my younger Brother Danny got an old Fujifilm 1mp camera from our Grandad and is npw obsessed about taking photos! One of his first is in the workshop... it would mean a lot to him if you could check it out :)


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To nglen: :-Djoey 1 02-05 12:46
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Hello Joe,
This is an interesting action shot and a fine portrait!
I have to figure out what this fellow is up to, and truly he has developed an advanced feeding technique...
Well framed with sharp fine details, outstanding colours!
Pablo -

By the way... Great composition with the croc! Looks scary to me...

Que voilà un cliché pris au bon moment.
Bonne journée.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-05 7:05]

Hola Joe.
Nice colors of this Parrot. Image very sharp and well focus. Great moment.

I certainly didn't know they fed like this..which beyond the crispy clear, colourful picture, makes a complete lesson Joey. How very interesting...well caught..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-05 8:26]

Hi Joe,

Only you would think of taking a picture like this! How much more can he stuff in his mouth? You caught him at a great moment. Beautiful colors and excellent details.


Hi Joe,
Using hands while eating may become uncomfortable sometimes, but using legs for the same purpose? Well, no wonder it looks and feels awkward my friend! But still, this is a very nice capture!

Hi Joe
What a nice capture and beautiful bird:) I love this bird and like its pose! Lovely friend!

Hello Joe,
Amazing close up on the feeding of this Parrot!
good sharpness, wonderful colouration and details
very impressive shot

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-05 12:26]
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Hi Joe. Colourful one this is. great detail and rich colours. good use ofthe light with a nice pOV. you have changed over to the SLR so well. I see you have your new lens .As you say a very kind man.
well done TFS.

PS 365 days soon for you !!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-05 12:55]

Hi Joe,my compliments to this unusual way to show the parrot,great work and perfect colours,very nice pic,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Joe nice close shot a very good macro close composition. Nice focus tfs rgds Necip

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-05 13:23]

What a fantastic close-up, Joe!!
Magnificent sharpness, colors, framing and composition. Very funny too :)
Thank you very much for sharing.

Wow Joe,
wonderfull cloes up, colours are just fantastics, excellent focus and perfect composition,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-05 13:49]

Hi Joe

Glad to see you are making use of the lense. A really good pose here - you must have waited ages for it. The picture is excellent 'reportage' - well done.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-05 13:58]

Hola Joe.
interesante trabajo y pov,
genial momento y detalles...

Hi Joe,

Yummy ............ well captured!
Very nice potrait of this parrot.
Neat blurry BG.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-05 18:27]

Hi Joe,
When you get old like me you admire flexibility such as this. Great capture my friend.

Cool image Joe, Cute title..I think everyone can indentify with that "awkward feeding" feeling :)
The POV and close comp is perfect for this one. Vivid colors, nice detail and eye contact. And another shutterbug has been recruited I see? You must be rubbing off :}
Well done!

Hi Joe, superb portrait with splendid colors, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe,
Quelle magnifique close-up avec cette proie dans le bec, belles couleurs vives et superbes et superbes détails.

That definitely is an awkward position you captured...but you captured it well. Wonderful colors, great details, and interesting moment. :)

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