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This is Alfie, my daughters budgie. He was photographed while he was sitting on top of his cage. A very difficult subject to capture as budgies are consistantly moving. I shot hundreds of frames of him and only managed a couple of frames where both the eye and beak are in focus . This was photographed @ nearly life size. The white bits and black spots on and in his feathers are due to him consistantly moulting.


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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 105mm Macro
Recording media:Raw
Title:Alfie
Username:SecretSnapper SecretSnapper
Uploaded:6 Apr 2007 - 5:43 PM
Tags:Animals, Birds, Budgie, Close up, Close-up / macro, Pets / captive animals, Portrait, Vivid colour
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Barbaraj
Barbaraj Plus Member 7450 forum postsBarbaraj vcard England
6 Apr 2007 - 5:45 PM

Great portrait of a bird. Thankyou.

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SecretSnapper
SecretSnapper Plus Member 8SecretSnapper vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 - 5:47 PM

PLEASE VIEW LARGE

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mohikan22
mohikan22 Plus Member 102287 forum postsmohikan22 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 5:53 PM

stunning detail in the larger pic. cracking shot!
matt.

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 104281 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 5:56 PM

you must have been very patient...well captured
jeff

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firzhugh
firzhugh Plus Member 10firzhugh vcard New Zealand
6 Apr 2007 - 6:04 PM

great detail and colours. beautiful shot

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ewartwilson
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6 Apr 2007 - 6:10 PM

Lovely close up of this budgie. Well done!
Fiona

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mungoray
mungoray Plus Member 8mungoray vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 - 6:14 PM

Lovely detail, well done!

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84379 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2007 - 7:51 PM

A beautiful shot, he is a handsome bird!

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB Plus Member 953 forum postsBarbaraB vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 - 7:56 PM

Great portrait!

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SueWB
SueWB Plus Member 8SueWB vcard England
6 Apr 2007 - 8:07 PM

Wahta beautiful portrait of a perky little chap!
Sue Smile

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Louise44
Louise44 Plus Member 8Louise44 vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 - 9:30 PM

Fabulous shot! So clear and detailed. Alfie looks quite a character!

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scouseterrier
scouseterrier Plus Member 8scouseterrier vcard England
6 Apr 2007 - 11:18 PM

fabulous budgie shot hun, but I have some news for you......I used to breed budgies in my aviary and unless he is a very young bird, I'm sorry to tell you.... Alfie is probably an Annie........Looks like a hen not a ****.
Great shot tho. You have caught the colours really well.

Dee Smile

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una
una Plus Member 11una vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2007 - 12:23 PM

Beautiful shot, great detail in the feathers
Una

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DARREN_B
DARREN_B Plus Member 6DARREN_B vcard
2 Sep 2008 - 3:39 PM

Hey Cus, My fav of your pics. Animals are a nightmare to photograph sometimes but you have caught Alfie to a tee.

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KevSB
KevSB  101468 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2008 - 12:58 PM

what stunning Colours

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 6:56 AM

Fabulous image, superb detail, and yes, I would say it is a hen bird too. Carol

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HobbitDave
HobbitDave Plus Member 6HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2008 - 10:22 AM

Love it. super sharp capture. HDave :o)

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Brooktech
Brooktech Plus Member 6Brooktech vcard United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 - 1:37 PM

Fantastic picture, great detail

Brooktech

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