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These images are for Simon (SimonFletch), who made the comment below on my uploads yesterday……………

‘A veritable host of highly detailed, fantasticly coloured Hoverflies, Carol.
Now just imagine what beautiful detail you could get with Birds...!
I dare you’

I decided to take him up on his challenge, well, he didn’t say that they had to be images of the wild variety Smile I don’t have a hope in hell of capturing wild birds with my little point and shoot camera, but I can just about cope with photographing my three feathered friends, today’s images are of Pedro, my amazon parrot.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:especially for Simon
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Jan 2014 - 6:24 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Humour, Humour / fun, Macro, Parrot, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:27 AM

Wow, macro parrot shots, unusual and brilliant.

Andy

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:37 AM

Beautiful images Carol, was so busy looking for a critter, I had to look for your name. Simon totally underestimates the ladies on epz, this will prove him wrong...Wink....what a beautiful bird

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mistere
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23 Jan 2014 - 7:00 AM

Excelent macro's. very nice Carol.

Dave.

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Caziwinkles
23 Jan 2014 - 7:04 AM

Superb portrait of Pedro Carol - gorgeous colours. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:21 AM

The detail you've captured is spot on and Pedro is lovely.Smile

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23 Jan 2014 - 7:27 AM

Lovely portraits!
Silviu

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
23 Jan 2014 - 7:35 AM

Pedro is beautiful. I still miss my lovely Jacko. I have never in my life seen anyone manage a point and shoot the way you do Carol. Superb.

Maureen

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LynneJoyce
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23 Jan 2014 - 7:35 AM

V1 is my favourite, a fabulous portrait of lovely Pedro.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:36 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 7:51 AM

What a beautiful photo of your stunning looking bird
V 1 is my favourite
He must give you alot of enjoyment

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viscostatic
23 Jan 2014 - 8:09 AM

What a beautiful bird Pedro is. He looks a real character Carol.

Phil.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Jan 2014 - 8:24 AM

Fine close up captures Carol,
Fred.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 - 8:35 AM

Just fabulous Carol! I remember you told me you rescued him from that café near the fountain . He does look so happy with you ! (off to Edinburgh now !)gx

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 9:07 AM

Superb close up's Carol, I have a Blue fronted Amazon parrot, does yours talk at all??

Ali SmileSmile

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Mollycat
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23 Jan 2014 - 9:54 AM

Two wonderful pictures of your lovely Pedro. Like them very much Carol. Peter.

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dark_lord Critique Team 101505 forum postsdark_lord vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 10:12 AM

And there was me looking for the lunch aspect Grin

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Fred263
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23 Jan 2014 - 10:27 AM

Stunning images of Pedro.
Fred

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23 Jan 2014 - 10:31 AM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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prabhusinha
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23 Jan 2014 - 11:01 AM

Lovely green.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:12 AM

I can't remember when I last saw a parrot on here, so what a refreshing change! Smile Two super close-up captures of Pedro, but V1 has to be the winner for the eye contact Wink
Trev Smile

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TonyDy
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23 Jan 2014 - 11:24 AM

He's a beauty, Carol.
Tony

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 12:23 PM

Stunning shots Carol lets have more. I too find it very difficult to get wild bird shots, they don't stay still very long.
Sylvia

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Joline
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23 Jan 2014 - 1:00 PM

A most handsome fellow. I'll bet he has lots of tales to tell.

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23 Jan 2014 - 1:02 PM

V1: Very engaging, direct eye contact of an inquisitive, intelligent sort. He's talking to me.
V2 doesn't really add anything, I'd prefer V1 to stand alone.
Moira

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23 Jan 2014 - 1:36 PM

As pretty as a picture is Pedro, Carol!
V1 is a real beauty - stunning detail and colours.

Richard

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mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 1:44 PM

One in the eye here for Simon I think Carol !!
Good shots.
Mick.

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moiral
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23 Jan 2014 - 1:55 PM

Pedro is certainly a pretty boy. V1 for me, but lovely detail in those feathers in both shots. Moira

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23 Jan 2014 - 2:05 PM

You just produce all of these images parrot fashion....................

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Irishkate
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23 Jan 2014 - 2:32 PM

Excellent macro images of your beautiful parrot.
What a gorgeous colour.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 2:39 PM

He knows how to pose for the camera Carol - he's gorgeous.
Joan.

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SlowSong
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23 Jan 2014 - 2:55 PM

A coy expression for such a handsome bird. Smile
He's lovely.
x

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23 Jan 2014 - 3:06 PM

v1 for me too - great colours and a lovely detailed eye SmileSmile
Helen

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SimonFletch e2 Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 3:24 PM

Congratulations, Carol, you have completed a 'Dare' with aplomb..!
Pedro is a beauty and your images have caught him perfectly.
I just love his 'coy' look in V1.
His colour is simply astonishing and the feather detail is beautifully sharp.
You see - I told you you would get 'beautiful detail' Smile
Your reward, is my Award and is very well deserved !!

Simon
PS: Now looking forward to seeing images of your other two parrots Wink

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Lillian
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23 Jan 2014 - 3:32 PM

Great shot in V1 and what a head on in 2
well done Carol
Lillian

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kuvailija
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23 Jan 2014 - 3:42 PM

He has a very personal contact to the camera ,and to the image. - Great , Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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23 Jan 2014 - 4:21 PM

Great captures Carol, V1 for meSmile

Cliff

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23 Jan 2014 - 4:38 PM

Splendid shot with great colour and detail

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myrab
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23 Jan 2014 - 5:10 PM

Just great Carol, I love him, a super portrait.

Myra

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 5:57 PM

Beautifully detailed close-up, Carol.

P.

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richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 6:21 PM

Great detail in these good images Carol!! Nice work, well presented as always!!

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 6:50 PM

He is beautiful, I love ParrotsSmile

Eileen

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23 Jan 2014 - 7:00 PM

Evenin' Carol,
We need to see more of your feathered friendsSmile

Funny old day - rain, a tad of sleet, warmish, cold, bright at times

Adrian

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Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 - 7:14 PM

WOW! I thought it was coming out of the screen to bite meSmileSmileTongue Great shots Carol.
Brian

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23 Jan 2014 - 7:49 PM

A terrific shot in V1 of your very handsome parrot
Ju

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AlexAppleby
23 Jan 2014 - 10:19 PM

Not only is Pedro a little stunner, but you've certainly shown Simon how its done!! Absolutely wonderful detailed shots! well done indeed!

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STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2014 - 11:29 PM

carol that's a fantastic shot as you know i am a great fan of bird portraiture and i can say id love to have that in my pf you have rely nailed it in v 1 -pose, detail and where it relay counts focus on the eye and the little bit of catch light (well as iv been told before) adds to the capture.
well done you, take some more.
steve

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24 Jan 2014 - 11:36 AM

Aww...superb portraits of Pedro, Carol, and he sure knows how to pose in V1, doesn't he??

Andrew Smile

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24 Jan 2014 - 11:56 AM

V1 for me - how brilliant is this !! What a poser Carol !!

PamGrinGrinGrin

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25 Jan 2014 - 7:45 PM

Who's a pretty boy then? Two fabulous detailed portraits of this colourful character, he certainly is handsome. I hope we get to see your other two parrots in due course

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Silverzone
26 Jan 2014 - 8:34 PM

Superb I once owned a blue fronted Amazon. Sylvia

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Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2014 - 11:05 PM

He/she is gorgeous Carol, looks to be a bit on the cheeky side.
Love the up close and your detail is brilliant,

Aidan,,

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