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Thought some bright and beautiful McCaw parrots could set off the new week positively Smile Have a lovely day !!
Thanx so much for all the V&C's on my Cheets upload and especially to Carol Humblebee for her UA - very much appreciated !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 558.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jan 2013 - 12:20 PM
Focal Length:26mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:McCaw Greetings !
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 Jan 2013 - 3:39 AM
Tags:Blue and gold McCaw parrots, Wildlife / nature
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abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
7 Jan 2013 - 4:34 AM

Oh Wow!! What a Cracker of a capture! No pun intended.You have captured them perfectly, both looking cheekly at you and that lovely sky behind, well done. Regards KathrynSmileSmileTongue

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 Jan 2013 - 4:46 AM

I just love your MacCaw parrots. Your style has originality. There is nothing worse than a subject stuck in the middle of a picture. The originality in this says to me that these two are mates. So originality really is telling some kind of story from the picture. Well done. WesternRed.

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 5:22 AM

Such vivid colours here! Beautiful birds, and a wonderful take...
IB

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:28 AM

What a wonderful image of my favourite birds, Herman, what wouldn't I give to own one Smile. Carol

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  341 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:35 AM

Great idea to have two birds in the frame when one would be the obvious thing to do. Much more interesting this way, looks good
Lee

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:50 AM

A mighty fine capture Herman beautiful birds .
Rob

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

wonderful comp herman brilliant colour and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 7:27 AM

A lovely composed pairing, Herman.

Dave

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l1z
l1z  2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 7:31 AM

beautiful colours !Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
7 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

Well done Herman, a great colourful shot of these two beauties like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Growmore
Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

Good start to the day Herman with this beautiful pair of bright colourful birds, it's a superb capture with great detail and fine work.

Gary

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 8:33 AM

great to see ...
they really are beautiful

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
7 Jan 2013 - 8:43 AM

Beautiful colours - quite contrasts with Nathans!! Wonderful to live in such a bright land.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

Beautiful shot of these colourful birds,
Ali GrinGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

A delightful composition. I have produced a mod to give it a bit more vibrancy.

Albert

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 8:55 AM

Brilliant capture of these two fine birds Herman
Jim

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 9:00 AM

Great timing...
Very nice detail...
Very sharp on the eyes well done...

Dave

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK  2223 forum posts England
7 Jan 2013 - 9:11 AM

i wonder if thats the wife giving it in the neck to the husband lol, great image Herman Smile

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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Jan 2013 - 9:31 AM

Colourful captures Herman,
Fred.

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morpheus1955
7 Jan 2013 - 9:31 AM

Wonderful image, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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maggietear
7 Jan 2013 - 9:49 AM

Stunning portrait of these spectacular birds, Herman! Could you send some sun our way to cheer us all up in the UK?!
Maggie

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lonely_oryx
7 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

Lovely colourful pair

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digital_boi
7 Jan 2013 - 10:18 AM

excellent capture Herman and thanks for your PM

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 10:32 AM

Great colours, lovely shot Herman.
Brian

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:52 AM

Nice one Herman.

Gerry

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
7 Jan 2013 - 11:02 AM

That's really great capture Herman. Nice composition, lovely coloursSmileSmile
Effrossini

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achieverswales
7 Jan 2013 - 11:18 AM

Hi Herman.
We have a blue and gold Macaw like these two, her name is Topaz and she is over thirty years old, I uploaded a photo of her in November 2011, so i am biased, I love these birds to pieces, great capture showing their wonderful colours.

Regards

Trev.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 12:20 PM

I really love this - beautiful bright birds playing to the camera!

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Paul_cats Plus Member 961 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 12:40 PM

Beautiful colours to brighten up a dull start to the week. Nice capture.
Paul

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kazza12
kazza12  2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 1:05 PM

such beautiful colours captured a lovely shot well taken SmileSmile karen

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

These are wonderfully colored birds, LIKE!

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Mototaur  226 forum posts England
7 Jan 2013 - 2:21 PM

Lovely and colorful, beautiful birdsSmile Smile

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 2:23 PM

Great stuff, Herman - two handsome fellas there!!
Lovely colours!

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 3:42 PM

Lovely portrait of the birds Herman.They are very intelligence creatures. Nicely capture.
ElenaSmileSmile

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 3:47 PM

Lovely colourfull birds Herman, a great capture..Lin

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Jekaro
Jekaro  6 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

Just wonderful colours, a very well captured image, Herman.
Roy

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
7 Jan 2013 - 4:42 PM

Fabulous colour and detail Herman. They have a crafty mischievous look about them.

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:08 PM

Lovely image of two cheeky characters Herman.

Ray

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:15 PM

Well captured and I really like the brighter mod that Albert has uploaded SmileSmile
Helen

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banehawi Critique Team 101154 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3143 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very underexposed Herman. When you shoot into the sky, you need to over ride the cameras exposure by adding a +1, of a +2/3 exposure compensation so you dont run into this problem.

A smaller aperture would have rendered both birds sharp, rather than only the far one.


Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean.


regards



Willie

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netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

I really like this colourful image,I do like themSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 5:26 PM

........It's Behind You, Herman!SmileSmileSmileTongueTongue Love the colour, love the action!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:46 PM

two very handsome parrots, excellent colours.
Are they giving each other a scratch Smile

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NDODS Plus Member 44035 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 6:50 PM

Two colourful characters Herman, A greta image full of much need colour, charm, and charisma.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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pdcche  4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

Great parrot portrait Herman, they are so colourful, nice detail and focus on the one at the back, Peter..

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Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

They certainly look a couple of characters. Beautifully taken...GrinWink

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2013 - 10:23 PM

A lovely colourful image and so nice to see the sky instead of a cage.
Ju

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Humblebee  2 England
7 Jan 2013 - 11:16 PM

There is no doubt Herman that these two cheeky McCaws are showing great interest in you Wink a super image of these so colourful birds ... Carol Grin

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 3:29 AM

You've captured these two magnificent birds in a wonderful pose Herman!
I like your version much better than either of the modifications.
Rgds., Jim

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 2:11 PM

A lovely pair of birds. The timing is excellent, well done!Grin
Ryan

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LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:05 PM

'Super Lovely color Image!' ~ Peter

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Saradadevi
15 Jan 2013 - 11:25 AM

Again, just lovely! and again, memories!! I met these McCaws when I lived in Bolivia, before coming to Germany, and I just fell in love with them!
Thank you for bringing them back Smile
Renée

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