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Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao)

Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao)
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-11-14 21:31
Viewed: 1612
Points: 8
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Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao)
Macaws are the biggest of the parrots in the world. They have a very powerful beak that can chew very hard objects such as the tree branches in the picture. I wasn't expecting to see these beautiful birds but to my surprise there they were. I sat and watched these birds for some time as they were riding the air currents like surfers riding the waves, it was an incredible moment to witness.

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Beautiful. The color and the background. The surfing in the air is lively. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-11-15 7:34]

Hello Paul,
An awesome sight for sure to see these gorgeous birds riding the wind currents. Other then a few branches shown you were fortunate to capture them in the open. Love their beautiful contrasting colors and the detail is great.
I saw a flock while viewing crocodiles at the Tarcoles Bridge, but they stayed in the leaves of the large tree nearby. I got some shots, but nothing like yours. Congratulations!

hallo Paul
great picture with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

I saw this bird in NatGeo only. Excellent colour. Well captured them against such nice BG. Eye catching ODD NUMBER composition too.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

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