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Copyright: Paulo Sousa (Paulosousa) (6897)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lll USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 11:37
Viewed: 4928
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ordem: Psittaciformes

Família: Psittacidae

Nome popular: Arara-canindé

Nome em inglês: Blue-and-yellow-macaw

Nome científico: Ara ararauna

Distribuição geográfica: Do Brasil a América Central.

Habitat: Várzeas com buritizais, babuçais e beira de mata.

Hábitos alimentares: Frutas, principalmente o bacurí e sementes.

Reprodução: Período de incubação de aproximadamente 28 dias, botando de 1 a 3 ovos.

Período de vida: Em cativeiro aproximadamente 60 anos.

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Hi Paulo,
Interesting composition of this parrot. The colours and detail are vivid. Nice framing. I like how the parrot is scratching his cheek. TFS Janice

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-15 12:17]

marvelous shot paulo,
great portrait, good colours, fantastic pov, good composition, well I just like it, good job.
gr. jaap

Hello Paulo,

Wonderful picture of this so colorful ara! Your pov and composition cannot be better! Nice fram too and the colors looks very natural! But the bg is a little bit noisy. I did a workshop to give more sharpness and correct the new noise generated by the function. Hope you'll like!



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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-06-15 12:37]

Hello Paulo,

This is a splendid portrait you made here. Sharpness and exposure are perfect. Thight cropping looks great. Color saturation is excellent.

A great portait for our eyes, TFS.


Hi Paulo,
A superb portrait! You have captured the colors and detail in this guy very well. I like the composition and framing with him looking around the branch. Just a great shot!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-06-15 14:06]

Hi Paulo,

Beautiful portrait and well done on the composition. Excellent work.


Well here is a great shot of a blue & gold clowing around waving to the viewers. The colors are perfect for our psittacine friend. Very nice Paulo. :)

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-15 14:36]

Wow, what a beautiful portrait ! Details, exposure and composition are fantastic, and I love the pose of the bird. Beautiful and vivid colors. Beautiful BG too, nicely blurred. Very well done !

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-15 18:51]

Hi Paulo,
Excellent portrait of this Macaw. I've also seen it called a Blue and Gold Macaw. Great POV and framing, lovely detail and perfect colours. Great shot.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-06-15 19:35]

Hi Paulo,
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird, very nice POV and composition, the colours and details are also very nice.
Very well done my friend!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-16 1:22]

Hi ;-) Wonderful and interesting portrait that you have very well done ! The pose is great !!! Composition, colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good. Congratulations Paulo and thanks for sharing.

hi paulo
magnifiques couleurs et details assez bons cependant je trouve le WS de michel utile ,j'aurait peu etre essayer de suprimer le bruit sur le BG.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-16 3:53]

Hello Paulo,
Excellent portrait.Colors,POV,timing,framing and composition are wonderful.

An excellent composition and POV Paulo,
A well deserved :) mf,
Have to go,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-16 8:40]

Hello Paulo,
a wonderful shot, I love the POV and the wondeful eye contact. Colors, etails and sharpness are excellent. A lovely composition.

HI Paulo,

Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great weekend my friend.

ola Paulo,
Muy bello retrato de un más bello pajaro, como este Ara. me gusta mucho la mirada y como está encuadrada en primer plano.solo un poco ruidoso el fondo.

Hi Paulo

Great shot. Excellent depth of colour. Well composed and presented. Thank you!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-17 10:31]

Hello Paulo, tiro grande de A deste pássaro colorido. Um POV grande e umas cores superb com detalhe agradável. Trabalho excelente, feito bem.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-17 11:34]

Hello Paulo,

A very pleasing and funny portrait of this macaw. Very well exposed, wonderful colors and excellent details. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-17 22:44]

Hi Paulo and Hi to your beautiful macaw. It is a wonderful shot, and I love how his foot is touching his face. Real cute, TFS

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-18 20:21]

Hi Paulo
Nice ARA portrair shot. Great colours and sharpnes.
Well done Paulo


Hi Paulo,
Super portrait of your feathered friend!
Looks like he has quite a few years on his back, but still colourful and with a majestic attitude...
Well framed, good details and good textures in the feather coat!
Pablo -

  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-24 17:06]

Great picture of this Ara head. Good color, DOF, BG with sharp details.


Excellent picture of a superb bird with brilliant colors! Great composition and POV! The picture is very sharp with good exposure and DOF! Outstanding job! Congratulations and TFS!


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-07-24 21:54]

Hola Paulo.
Magnifico close-up, excellentes detalles y colores,la pose y el punto de vista son muy buenos, linda composicion, esta tipo de guacamaya y la azul aun no consigo fotografiarlas,buena nota.


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  • BUFFY (8)
  • [2006-09-06 15:17]

Hola Paulo,

I like this photo, very goods colors and contrastes.
A te a proxima.

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