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Blue-fronted Amazon

Blue-fronted Amazon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 12:09
Viewed: 9243
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For me the Pantanal in Brazil was one of the most beautiful bird-areas in the world. There are more than 650 bird-species. Here was one of them, photographed in the wild:
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva), also called the Turquoise-fronted Amazon and Blue-fronted Parrot, is a species of Amazon parrot and one of the most common parrots kept in captivity as a pet or companion parrot.

35 cm. Turqouise blue forehead. Yellow face and throat. Immatures may have only lores yellow.

Its name derives from the distinctive blue marking over its beak. The range of the Blue-fronted Amazon extends over Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Their talking ability is ranked third among birds when compared to African Grey Parrots or Yellow-naped Parrots. Males tend to be slightly more aggressive.

The status of this species is evaluated as Least Concern by BirdLife International. However, there is evidence of a population decline, and this species has been heavily traded.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-02 12:12]

Hi Peter. Now this is the place to see them not in a cage . This one looks so fit and healty. Your use of the light hase given bright colours in the beautiful feathers with fine detail. wel ldone TFS.

hallo Peter
schitterende opname
zo mooi tegen die boom
goed van kleur en scherpte
great picture
groetjes lou

hi Peter ,
wonderful composition with superb colours , well saturated , very good sharp and clear details ,
I like the position of bird in perfect light ,
very well done !TFS,

Hello Peter,
for a long time, I have not seen your posts from Brasil. Your recent shots from Africa. Of course, they are beautiful and consist of many new species on TN. This is also great shot. Beautiful parrot species was greatly captured. Colors, focus, lighting and especially POV great. Nicely composed. Thanks for sharing, well done

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-02 12:48]

Hola Peter,
preciosa captura y pose,
buena iluminación.
saludos amigo.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-03-02 13:04]

Ha Peter,

Pantanal staat ook bij mij al enige tijd op mijn wenslijstje om eens op vakantie te gaan (zeker als ik dit weer eens mag aanschouwen),dit is een schitterend exemplaar,prachtige kleuren en goed scherp,bedankt,


Ciao Peter, fantastic colorful bird in great pose, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
what a beautiful capture of Blue-fronted Amazon taken from a very good POV in a nice posture, great sharpness and bright colours, well composed.
Best regards.

It's a beauty from your archives Peter...Looks like you had some real good picture taking weather as this was perfect in its luminosity!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-02 13:29]

Hi Peter,
Very nice capture.POV,clear details,natural colors and pose of bird are wonderful.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting.

hello Peter

excellent photography of this parrot shot with fine POV,
superb focus with great sharpness and details,
the bird's pose add dynamism to the image, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-02 13:33]

Hello Peter,
This must be one of the best wild parrot captures on TN!
The pose, POV, composition on the tree trunk, sharpness and lightinnga are all first class to make this a wonderful portrait of a Blue-fronted Amazon parrot.
Thanks for sharing this one from your archives: it's a real beauty!
Best regards,

nice capture, greetings Ori

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-02 14:32]

Hi Peter,

I'll have to add the Pantanal to my list of places I would love to visit but probably won't be able to get to! This Parrot is a beauty. The details of the face, eye and feathers are amazing. Beautiful beautiful colors and so many different shades. I love the pose on the tree and the shadow he is casting.


Hi Peter, both you and me a Nikon user i think. You captured this beautiful parrot in a fine composition with excellent details. i also liked the texture of the tree bark
TFS and cheers,

Hello Peter,
this is great shot of this very beautiful lovely bird! I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

This is an attractive species of Parrots from Brazil, Peter.
From your POV, you have shown us the best features of this bird busy doing something in the crook of a tree. You were, indeed, fortunate to be amidst a nature rich region in the country.
Well done and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-02 21:52]

Hello Peter
Excellent capture , wonderful colors and great details.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-03-02 23:42]

Hi Peter,
Nice portrait of this lovely Blue-fronted Amazon. I like the expression yopu caught, eye contact and the light. TFS
All the best,

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of the Blue fronted parrot.Immaculate sharpness and details in the plumage.
Beautiful pose captured. A well composed picture.
TFS & Regards,

Hi Peter,
A nice capture of this beautiful Blue-fronted Amazon. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-03 10:28]

Hello Peter,
A lovely shot of this parrot. The details and colors are superb. I also like the framing of the bird by those branches. An altogether wonderful photo. Well done and TFS.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-03-03 13:46]

Hola Peter.
Excellente y bella la foto. Hermosos colores en verde de este "Perico" La pose genial y la iluminacion de alto nivel.
Saludos Peter.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-03-03 13:46]

Merhaba Peter,
Çok güzel fotoğraf; renkler, netlik ve ışık harika görünüyor.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-03 19:42]

Peter, Well shot of this lovely bird one of my favourite. The lighting and the colors are perfect here. The pose is beautiful and natural. Ganesh

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-03-03 21:59]

Hello Peter,

You have made a very good photo of the parrot. The bird is in a fine pose. Due to the very good image quality plumage can be well observed as even fine details can be seen. Colors are saturated and bright as you have used very well the light.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-05 18:20]

Perfectly composed with wonderful colors Peter!!
Love the pose and fine detail you captured.
I saw a lot of Parrots while I was in Brazil last November, but none with the coloring or markings that this one has. TFS.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-06 3:42]

A beautiful picture, as otherwise all your pictures.
Congratulations and ... waiting and other pictures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-07 11:59]

Hi Peter.
I am simply amazed. It is brilliant shot in every aspect. All the best in it. Sweet subject, fantastic sharpness. Lights and colours, terrific 3D-effect, great POV and composition. Bravo. My congratulations and thanks for next my favorite image.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-03-10 15:17]

Great shot of this bird in the wild. Gary

Hello Peter!
Interesting capture of this green parrot sitting on the tree. I like pose of the bird, it look at you :>
Nice sharpness, DOF and light too.
TFS and all the best from Lodz,

PS. I am dreaming about visit in Brazil, maybe not because of birds, but this country has also one of the higher diversity of Cicindelidae in the world :)

Hello Peter
superb shot of this parrot with fantastic colors
I like his pose on this tree trunk with his head turned, great eye contact
the beautiful lighting and the excellent details are amazing
Have a nice WE

Great natural light,I love parrots
Good the contrast on the tree.


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