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Norman Barrett MBE, one of the world's foremost circus ringmasters, is currently touring Scotland in that capacity with Zippos Circus.
But here he is with his well known performing budgerigar act.
This shot was taken at a performance of the circus on 22nd. June 2012.

My thanks to those who chose to comment on In the Depths of the Forest.........your support is always much appreciated.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:200mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1.67
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:CWA
Flash:No.
Title:"Norman Barrett, MBE"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:24 Jun 2012 - 12:05 AM
Tags:Entertainment, Norman Barrett, Performing budgerigars., Photo journalism, Ringmaster, Travelling circus
Votes:Voting Disabled

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 - 12:12 AM

Well captured Ronnie
Jim

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achieverswales
24 Jun 2012 - 12:17 AM

Goodness Ronnie, you have brought back so many memories, I remember Norman when he used to work with Charlie Cairoli at Blackpool Circus, fantastic artists, he looks younger than ever, excellent detailed capture my friend.

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 12:20 AM

Wow Ronnie, that is an excellent theater shot. Perfect timing.
Also , we all know now that you do take bird pictures WinkWinkWink

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 12:29 AM

I do confess I did not know this chap Ronnie !!
A super coloured image.
Great shot.
Mick.

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Jocelia
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24 Jun 2012 - 12:50 AM

Great colours and budgies……….Jocelia

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 1:15 AM

Blimey I remember going to see him as a kid!

Ade

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taggart
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24 Jun 2012 - 2:08 AM

A crisp and lovely portrait of this person and his birds-- Wonderful story here!

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:12 AM

Great timing and what wonderful colours. Vaguely recall seeing him on TV at some time. A really excellent portrait.

Ann

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 5:59 AM

An excellent piece of nostalgic photography, which for me ticks all the right boxes and many more.

Regards Nathan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 6:12 AM

An excellent capture, Ronnie. Carol

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 6:48 AM

Beautifully captured and presented Ronnie.

Barry

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Lillian
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24 Jun 2012 - 7:07 AM

Stunning, really stunning Ronnie this crisp and very detailed image is what photography is all about
the background being black has bought out the lovely red and the those budgies...wow they are performers
and the colours you have got, amazing all over, for me a winner all the way
Lillian

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:18 AM

Top class character study. Great work,

Albert

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JenniCh
JenniCh  832 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:19 AM

Beautifully taken and composed shot, Ronnie, great portrait of this legendary entertainer.
Jenni

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24 Jun 2012 - 7:36 AM

A great capture full of colour and anticipation. Very nicely done Ronnie.
I take it you didn't want to run away and join the Circus then?

John Smile

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:54 AM

a real trip down memory lane for me with this one ronnie saw this chap a few times at the tower circus when i was a wee lad wonderful colours brilliant detail and light a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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CaroleS
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24 Jun 2012 - 8:05 AM

I have seen this chap before, but a long time ago, he is aging very well!!
Carole

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24 Jun 2012 - 8:53 AM

Great colours and so well captured Ronnie. Moira

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WhiteRose1
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24 Jun 2012 - 9:21 AM

Brings back memories of cuttlefish and groundsel for me, Ronnie. Excellent sharp capture and well controlled exposure.

Dave

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Michaela_Solway
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24 Jun 2012 - 9:30 AM

Something different from you Ronnie... Wonderful sharp image.. The red really coming to life against the black background.. Excellent exposure.. Magnifico!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:47 AM

A marvellous image of an amazing act Ronnie, del done. I'm sure I photographed this guy and his clever birds in Glasgow many many moons ago.

Dougie

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 9:51 AM

A very big thank you to both Jenn and Lillian for their User Awards.
Ronnie.

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tomcat
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24 Jun 2012 - 9:53 AM

Wonderful colours Ronnie

I see he has a fine collection of Opaline budgiesSmile

Used to breed them, up to thirty years agoGrin

Adrian

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Cor  5 Belgium
24 Jun 2012 - 10:07 AM

Oh YES *****
Cor.

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 10:09 AM

Another User Award........quite amazing......so thank you so much too, Cor.
Ronnie.

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digital_boi
24 Jun 2012 - 10:43 AM

he just does not seem to age he is timeless fine clean sharp and colourful capture fine detail nice to see something totally different and unexpected all awards well justified

Graham

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morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 10:47 AM

Superb shot Ronnie, I remember seeing him on TV many many years ago Smile

Hugh

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24 Jun 2012 - 11:23 AM

Quite a capture Ronnie and very well taken.
KateGrin

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24 Jun 2012 - 12:00 PM

Outstanding shot, Ronnie. Great pose, clarity and colour.
Alun

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24 Jun 2012 - 12:34 PM


Quote: ...I remember Norman when he used to work with Charlie Cairoli at Blackpool Circus...

Me too! Wink What a super capture here, Ronnie, and they all really stand out so well against the black background...the red framing sets it off well, too Smile
Trev Smile

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24 Jun 2012 - 12:42 PM

Sharp and direct image Ronnie. Deserved awards too !
Ron.

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geffers7
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24 Jun 2012 - 3:45 PM

Really sharp and colourful Ronnie - really well done.
Geoff

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bill33
bill33 e2 Member 3bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:26 PM

Amazing detail with strong vibrant colours make this a bit special Ronnie, the red border finishes this to perfection, very well done, Bill.

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 4:28 PM

A wonderful character shot of a great man Ronnie, super compostion and really sharp, you have done the man justice.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmileWink

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EMJAYCEE
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24 Jun 2012 - 4:32 PM

Top quality as always Ronnie.
Joan.

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mashwood10
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24 Jun 2012 - 5:04 PM

First Class Ronnie - as usual. The colours and the quality are both outstanding !!!!GrinGrin

Pam

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unicorn17  5 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 - 5:41 PM

just perfect ! fabulous to see. GillGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 6:01 PM

Super colourful.
Something different and lovely to see.
Well done Ronnie.

B.

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24 Jun 2012 - 6:25 PM

A great capture at the long end of the 200mm lens, Ronnie. Must have been somewhat difficult lighting conditions.

Malc

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24 Jun 2012 - 7:32 PM

beautifully shown, very sharp and colourful with a good b/g

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24 Jun 2012 - 8:57 PM

Wow - this is so different and so fascinating! Very well captured Ronnie - it can't have been easy and you've handled it with aplomb!!! Smile
Ann

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24 Jun 2012 - 9:44 PM

This is lovely Ronnie, I remember watching him as a child on the telly

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jujupops
jujupops  4 England
25 Jun 2012 - 1:34 PM

Great capture Ronnie Grin
Julie

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25 Jun 2012 - 5:14 PM

A very fine shot indeed Ronnie

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25 Jun 2012 - 6:25 PM

Excellent capture Ronnie..Lin

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25 Jun 2012 - 9:14 PM

I too remember him from Blackpool Tower Circus, brings back many childhood memories of when I used to visit my late grandmother who used to reside in the seaside town.

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 5:26 PM

Very good Ronnie - well caught in difficult circumstances. I love the way the black background mimics some of your flower pictures. Very much your own style.

Fraser

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27 Jun 2012 - 11:32 PM

He seems to have been around forever.

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Cliff1944
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13 Jul 2012 - 6:47 PM

Very well captured.
Cliff

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