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Red-breasted Parakeet

Red-breasted Parakeet
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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: 2011-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 6:31
Viewed: 4635
Points: 71
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-breasted parakeet, Psittacula alexandri, is among the more widespread species of the genus and is the species which has the most geographical variations. An alternative name is the Moustached Parakeet depending on subspecies.
Most of the subspecies are confined to small islands or a cluster of islands in Indonesia. One subspecies occurs in the Andaman islands, and one subspecies occurs in continental Southeast Asia and partly extending to northeastern parts of South Asia along the foothills of the Himalayas. Some of the island races may be threatened by the wild bird trade. The nominate race, which occurs in Java, is close to extinction.
Feral populations of this species have now established themselves in cities like Mumbai and small numbers occur in other cities such as Chennai and Bangalore in India.

The scientific specific name commemorates Alexander the Great whose armies introduced eastern parakeets to Greece. It was the first eponym in scientific avian nomenclature in its original form Psittacus alexandri Linnaeus, 1758.

There are several subspecies:
Psittacula alexandri (Linnaeus) 1758
• Psittacula alexandri abbotti (Oberholser) 1919
• Psittacula alexandri alexandri (Linnaeus) 1758
• Psittacula alexandri cala (Oberholser) 1912
• Psittacula alexandri dammermani Chasen & Kloss 1932
• Psittacula alexandri fasciata (Statius Muller) 1776
• Psittacula alexandri kangeanensis Hoogerwerf 1962
• Psittacula alexandri major (Richmond) 1902
• Psittacula alexandri perionca (Oberholser) 1912

I took this photo in birdpark Avifauna.

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Hello Peter,
A fantastic image! Beautiful colours and excellent definition. Just a pleasure to view.

Hi Peter,
Fantastic portrait for this parakeet.
Colours and sharpness are impressive. Special focus eye.
Thanks for sharing

What a fine portrait of this colourful Parakeet, Peter!
The rich details leave nothing to imagination.
The colours are true to nature and attractive.

Amazing amazing picture...!!!

Love the colors and details here..
TFS ;-)

Hi Peter,
This is a wonderful portrait of this Parakeet. Just so many colors. Really excellant focus and details. Well done.

Hello Peter,
One of your fantastic masterpieces again. This should be in a book of birds. Stunning portrate and tfs.

hallo Peter
super mooie kop met veel details
de kleuren en scherpte zijn schitterend
het licht is ook erg goed dit maakt het weer helemaal kompleet
groetjes lou

nice razor sharp portrait, TFS Ori

Great portrait Peter!! The composition is excellent, the colours are fantastic, and the sharpness is impressive.

Hello Peter
Beautiful portrait of this parakeet, great details and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Peter, light, colors and amazing detail in this picture, the bird has certainly put a lot of his own, but the photographer was not less. Hello Paul

Hi Peter,
incredible colours!!! Amazing. Great portrait. Excellent point of view. Also nice backgrounds.
Thanks for sharing.

Hallo Peter,
a fantastic portrait, impressive details, marvellous colours, a superb visual impact
Have a good Sunday

Ciao Peter. One of the best portrait recently seen! Excellent
e sharp and razer details with just a show of colours.


Excellent details and composition. regards yiannis

Hello Peter
WOW ! superb image, each faether is precisely seen and his eye is very beautiful, very nice profil you,
the light and the colors are perfect, wonderful blurred BG
Have a great sunday

Ciao Peter, fantastic portrait, perfect focus on beautiful eye, splendid colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Peter.
Stupendi colori, ottima la mitidezza molto molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-26 15:51]

Hello Peter,
Fabulous portrait photo of this beauty in great colors and excllent sharpness.TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-26 16:32]

Hi Peter,fantastic close-up whit the best quality as possible.What a details and colors,very very well done..and a very nice specie too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-03-26 19:56]

Hello Peter !
What a lovely portrait from this amazing parakeet ! Lovely colors and good eye contact.Great job ! TFS
Have a nice sunday!

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-03-26 20:02]

Hi Peter , a great portrait of this Parakeet , lots of sharp detail , and nice color , with a good composition. TFS & regards

Wow, this is really sharp with excellent detail and nice pose.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-03-27 3:21]

Hi Peter!
I must say Woww...!! Really, details of the subject are impressive!! especially the eye...incredible! Perfect light, which makes the colours stand out very well, against the dark BG.
Congratulations my friend on this great portrait.
Ciao! vanda

Hi Peter,

Great portrait of this Red breasted Parakeet,

Fabulous use of depth of field, pin sharp and fantastic colours,
Congratulations Peter,


Hello Peter,

A pretty and colourful bird..!
Impressive details in the plumage, every hair in every feather is visible, and the colours are vivid and natural...
The tight framing results in a fine portrait of this lovely bird!

Pablo -

Hello Peter,
Outstanding portrait of a splendid bird. Thae details and colors are impressive. Great composition with superb contrast against the blurred background.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-27 9:17]

Hello Peter,
A top quality portrait of this sub-species of Alexandrine Parrot. Technically first class and the colours are superb against the contrasting neutral Bg, with the eye contact being a fine focal point in this pleasing composition.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2011-03-27 10:14]

Hello Peter,
great, PERFECT capture. Amazing details and clarity.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-03-27 11:55]

Wow, Peter! The details on this one are amazing!
And what a rainbow of colors!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-27 13:33]

Hello Peter.
Perfect sharpness and color clarity. POV and composition are great. Very well done and well seen.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Peter,
Wonderful portrait of this superb bird! Great details, excellent sharpness, perfect POV, clear OOF BG and amazing colors. Well done!

Hello Peter

Very beautiful portrait photo of the Red-breasted parakeet
with that expressive eye-contact with you, WOW !
very beautiful light, great focus sharpness details,



hello Peter, very good profile portrait, colors and details on top quality!
regards Nasos

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-03-28 10:24]

Hi Peter,
A great portrait of Parakeet!
Excellent shot with amazing sharpness and stunning colors.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-29 8:00]

Hello Peter,
very nicely captured portrait of this pretty bird. how the details give an effective view and bring out the beauty .nicely executed shot in splendid sharpness.


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