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The colourful Princess Parrot, Polytelis alexandrae, is an Australian bird of the parrot family. Its name was given in honour of Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Wales Edward VII and eventually became the Queen of England. Other names for the species include: Queen Alexandra Parrot (or Parakeet), Alexandra's Parakeet, Princess of Wales Parakeet, Rose-throated Parakeet, and Spinifex Parrot. Their plumage is mostly green with a pink throat, bluish crown and rump, and bright green shoulders.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S3300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Dec 2011 - 11:16 AM
Focal Length:15.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/140sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Pretty Polly
Username:butterflydiva72 butterflydiva72
Uploaded:8 Feb 2012 - 12:24 AM
Tags:Birds, Close-up / macro, Parrots, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 12:30 AM

A beautifully coloured parrot, captured here in exquisite detail in portrait form.
Ronnie.

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butterflydiva72

Thank you Ronnie. Havent heard from you in a while. Hope you're well and thank you for your kind words.

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 8873 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 2:24 AM

what a stunning capture the plumage detail is pin sharp
Neil

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butterflydiva72

Thank you Neil. I am quite proud of myself for this shot.

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 7:26 AM

A top image here...
Very very sharp..
Nice DOF....
A good macro image...
Well done...

Dave

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butterflydiva72

Thank you Dave!

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bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 7:56 AM

Excellent colours and texture on this macro shot it makes you want to feel it '
Rob

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butterflydiva72

Gosh thank you so much Rob!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 10:16 AM

A superb close-up, you have captured some amazing colour and detail in the plumage, what a beautiful parrot. Carol

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butterflydiva72

Oh thank you very much Carol. It is such a pretty bird isnt it. I love the pink feathers best!

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 1:14 PM

The colour and detail is astonishing, but I really feel sorry for the poor thing.....must be confusing working out what it's name is Wink

Barry

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 4:25 PM

Gosh this is really fabulous, the feather detail is outstanding and such unusual colours. Ann

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2012 - 4:28 PM

Such delicate colours to this parrot, superb detail - Carole

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butterflydiva72

Thank you Barry, LOL.

It really is such a beautiful bird Ann, thank you so much.

Thank you kindly Carole.

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raymond18
raymond18  2 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 - 9:55 PM

i love the colours an excellent shot well done

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butterflydiva72

Thank you Raymond.

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1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
9 Feb 2012 - 6:23 AM

Wow! This is a superb macro shot! love the colors. Great clarity! ok... now I am jealous! LOL You have my award!

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butterflydiva72

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Thank you SO much Brenda. This is my FIRST ever award!!

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