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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits, Macaws, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-07 3:25
Viewed: 6016
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello! I've taken this photo about 10 days ago. Recently this is most popular animal in TN after ducks...I like their colors and smart looking and hope you'll like:)
Actually I have beautiful shots but no ID!!! Nowadays I do not have enough time to check them all.As soon as I find the ID's I'll share them with you and I hope I'll find the right one's:)

Blue-and-yellow Macaw
İnfos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Ara
Species: A. ararauna

Binomial name
Ara ararauna(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) also known as blue-and-gold macaw is a member of the macaw group of parrots from the forests of tropical South America.
They are vivid in apperance with blue wings and tail, Golden front and a green cap on the head. Their beaks are jet black and very strong for crushing nuts. Also their Feet are very mandible for grasping.
Although popular as pets because of their striking appearance and abilituy to talk , they can require more effort, and more knowledge, from owners than more traditional pets such as dogs or cats. They are inteligent and loving so make good companion animals
Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time:5/30/2005 4:08:29 PM
Shooting Mode:Portrait
Tv( Shutter Speed ): 1/250
Av( Aperture Value ): 6.3
Metering Mode:Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation: 0
ISO Speed: 400
Lens:100.0 - 400.0 mm
Focal Length:400.0 mm
Flash: On
Flash Type: Built-In Flash
White Balance Mode:Auto
AF Mode:One-Shot AF

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Hi Sebnem!
Superb portrait! Wonderful colours, great wyws and really very good details!!!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-07 4:08]

Sebnem, this is real jewel. One of best Macaw's portraits I've ever saw! So detailed, sharp and colorfull! Dark BG is perfect for this kind of photo. Superb!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-07 4:56]

Woow... Sebnem... great composition, beautiful animal, with fantastic colours! Great details and sharpness... excellent shot! Well done, TFS

Great shot Sebnem!
Perfect POV, composition, details and colours.
I like it very much.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-07 5:47]

I love their colours too Sebnum. Such beautiful birds and you've captured him real good. Excellent composition and colours and the details are so sharp. Perfect!!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-07 6:22]

Merhaba Sebnem, nefes kesici bir teknik ve estetik ornegi. Gercekten usta isi.
Ellerine saglik.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-07 6:23]

Hi Sebnem,

I really, really dig your bird portraits. This is again a fantastic photo. The colors are stunning and the details are sharp like a razor. Great POV and DOF and very well composed. BG is very good too. This is just great, not a single nit from my side. :) Keep 'em coming. TFS!


hello:) colours :) DOF and POV exellent
really great work:) thx


Hello Şebnem!
You know I like this bird for its colors:)
Very nice portrait again.Sharpness,colors,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hayvanlar size poz vermeyi seviyorlar.Güzel bir portre tebrikler..Selamlar..

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-07 10:15]

Hello Sebnem,
A fantastic portrait shot.
Superb colours,very well exposed and nice detail.
The dark background compliments it very well.
Excellent,well done.

Great shot, good sharpness and great colours.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-07 11:56]

Sebnem, another winner by you.

I do enjoy these colorfun birds, and you did really great.

Pose, colors and sharpness are perfect. I do enjoy the bg too.

Once more, congratulations.

P.S.: I added your photo to one of my themes.

Great picture, Sebnem.
Lovely colours, very good sharpness, well composed and nnice POV.
Excellent work.

Wonderful Sebnem,
Superb colours, details and composition. Perfect exposure.
Thanks for posting


The macaws are really beautifull.
In my session you will find others macaws photos.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-08 3:32]

Waouh ! Quel magnifique oiseau bien mis en valeur dans cette composition photographique. Superbes couleurs, bon point de vue et très bonne netteté.
Realy wonderful, perfect shot ! Congratulations !!! TFS.

Great portrait !! A little over-saturated i think, but great details and pose

Well done

Dazzeling colors with razor sharpness and great details Sebnem! As macaw portraits go, this is top-notch. Very well done!

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-08 13:05]

Magnifique portrait de perroquet Sebnem, des couleurs éclatantes sur un BG noir intense. TFS Didier.

Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
In a friendly way Christophe

Excellent detail, like the close up view so one may appreciate how beautiful this bird is, well taken.


Stunning colours, beautiful details Sebnem, Very good work.

Regards Steve.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-06-09 17:29]

Como sempre(!!!) um excelente retrato... foto... composição... cores... contraste!!!

Hello Sebnem

Magnificent... This is just perfect! 11/10 Congrats Thanks

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-10 7:36]

What a beautifull macaw, i like the vidid colours and razorsharp details, the background is perfect very very well done Sebnem :-)


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-10 8:13]

Hello Sebnem, beautiful portrait! The details are great and the composition is perfect. Excellent work, well done.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-11 0:17]

Hello Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Very strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend!

Its a nother stunning portrait, Sebnem. Lovely details and colors. Very well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-06-14 4:12]

Woow Sebnam this is amazing shot ,with great details.I got one last week this one is excellent details.Ya very true Macaw with there beautiful colours always great to shoot them.Thanks for sharing.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
DOF: *****
POV: *****
Note: *****
What more can I say? Speechless. :) :)


What a lovely close in Sebnem.. Sharp details, outstanding colours. Everything is perfect. Interesting note. Very well done!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-07-20 14:51]

Hi Sebnam,

Lack words me... this is breathtaking!!!


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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-05 8:07]

Hello Şebnem!
This portrait is stunning.I liked contrast,colors,details and dark BG very much.
Thanks for posting.

Lovely portrait. Beautiful colours, good sharpness and black background.

what a wonderfull portrait!! what a beautiful colors this parrot has!!! great job you've done here!! I just love those detail!! :)

great job!! Merel

Hi Sebnem, lovely shot with incredible detail and sharpness. Great POV btw, wouldn't have thought of it myself. Technique is spot on and lovely composition too. Excellent shot :)

All I can say, without repeating previous comments from other TN members is that my favourite list is getting longer.

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-09-13 6:06]

Hello Şebnem!
Magnificent portrait.Vivid colors,sharpness,pose of macaw is wonderful.Thanks for posting.

Hello Sebnem,
Woooow. When I saw this image enlarged on the screen, the first thing I've done was adding it to my list of favourites. And now to the critique: what can I say, only a significant enlargement will make this photo justice. The image is razor sharp and the colours are magnificent, the BG is fantastic..really, this image is a real winner.


Nice shot. Good focus and DOF and the colors are great. I like the pose you caughtit in.



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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-29 3:10]

Hi dear Sebnem.
I like of alls your close up,this photo is wonderful,details colors and sharpness.
One more congratulations Sebnem.

Hello Sebnem,
Very nice and sharp with lots of details, perfect BG. Well seen and done. TFS. Thomas

Beautiful clarity is perfect!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-03-26 15:40]
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hi dew77.
perfect portrait and composition. great colors, pov and dof. congratulations. tfs.

Bonjour Sebnem
C'est une superbe de belle photo que tu as réussi là ! c'est absolument magnifique, tout est bon,les couleurs ,les details et le Bg
félicitations et a la prochaine....JP.

Hello Şebnem,
Your galerie is amazing.This shot is one of them.Saturated colors,POV,sharpness are excellent.

Hi Şebnem,
Lovely portrait.Well caught and composed.Vivid colors,sharpness and framing are wonderful.

Hi Sebnem,
Macaw always amazed me with it colorful feathers. This is an excellent profile with all details clearly seen. POV, DOF and composition are all perfect.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-01 7:47]

Hi Sebnem
How coluld I miss this beautiful portrait of macaw. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, DOF and POV. Also good note.
Super shot mf


Hi, Sebnem.
Nice portrait. Excellent exposure, sharpness and details. Eye is superb and black BG is very good here.

Hi Sebnem, great portrait, lovely details, splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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