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especially for Simon

By CarolG  
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.

Tags: Wildlife Macro General Close-up Parrot Close-up and macro Humour Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: Andysnapper, dven, mistere and 62 more

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Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
23 Jan 2014 6:27AM
Wow, macro parrot shots, unusual and brilliant.


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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
23 Jan 2014 6:37AM
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
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
23 Jan 2014 7:00AM
Excelent macro's. very nice Carol.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:04AM
Superb portrait of Pedro Carol - gorgeous colours. Smile

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:21AM
The detail you've captured is spot on and Pedro is lovely.Smile
gss 4 1 Romania
23 Jan 2014 7:27AM
Lovely portraits!
23 Jan 2014 7:35AM
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.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:35AM
V1 is my favourite, a fabulous portrait of lovely Pedro.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:36AM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:51AM
What a beautiful photo of your stunning looking bird
V 1 is my favourite
He must give you alot of enjoyment
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 8:09AM
What a beautiful bird Pedro is. He looks a real character Carol.

23 Jan 2014 8:24AM
Fine close up captures Carol,
23 Jan 2014 8:35AM
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
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:07AM
Superb close up's Carol, I have a Blue fronted Amazon parrot, does yours talk at all??

Ali SmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 9:54AM
Two wonderful pictures of your lovely Pedro. Like them very much Carol. Peter.
dark_lord Plus
14 2.1k 537 England
23 Jan 2014 10:12AM
And there was me looking for the lunch aspect Grin
23 Jan 2014 10:27AM
Stunning images of Pedro.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 10:31AM
23 Jan 2014 11:01AM
Lovely green.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
23 Jan 2014 11:12AM
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
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 11:24AM
He's a beauty, Carol.
23 Jan 2014 12:23PM
Stunning shots Carol lets have more. I too find it very difficult to get wild bird shots, they don't stay still very long.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
23 Jan 2014 1:00PM
A most handsome fellow. I'll bet he has lots of tales to tell.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 1:02PM
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.
23 Jan 2014 1:36PM
As pretty as a picture is Pedro, Carol!
V1 is a real beauty - stunning detail and colours.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 1:44PM
One in the eye here for Simon I think Carol !!
Good shots.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 1:55PM
Pedro is certainly a pretty boy. V1 for me, but lovely detail in those feathers in both shots. Moira
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
23 Jan 2014 2:05PM
You just produce all of these images parrot fashion....................
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 2:32PM
Excellent macro images of your beautiful parrot.
What a gorgeous colour.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
9 10 10 England
23 Jan 2014 2:39PM
He knows how to pose for the camera Carol - he's gorgeous.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Jan 2014 2:55PM
A coy expression for such a handsome bird. Smile
He's lovely.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 3:06PM
v1 for me too - great colours and a lovely detailed eye SmileSmile
23 Jan 2014 3:24PM
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 !!

PS: Now looking forward to seeing images of your other two parrots Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 3:32PM
Great shot in V1 and what a head on in 2
well done Carol
23 Jan 2014 3:42PM
He has a very personal contact to the camera ,and to the image. - Great , Carol !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 4:21PM
Great captures Carol, V1 for meSmile

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 4:38PM
Splendid shot with great colour and detail
myrab 11 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:10PM
Just great Carol, I love him, a super portrait.

23 Jan 2014 5:57PM
Beautifully detailed close-up, Carol.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
23 Jan 2014 6:21PM
Great detail in these good images Carol!! Nice work, well presented as always!!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 6:50PM
He is beautiful, I love ParrotsSmile

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:00PM
Evenin' Carol,
We need to see more of your feathered friendsSmile

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

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:14PM
WOW! I thought it was coming out of the screen to bite meSmileSmileTongue Great shots Carol.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 7:49PM
A terrific shot in V1 of your very handsome parrot
23 Jan 2014 10:19PM
Not only is Pedro a little stunner, but you've certainly shown Simon how its done!! Absolutely wonderful detailed shots! well done indeed!
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
23 Jan 2014 11:29PM
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.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 11:36AM
Aww...superb portraits of Pedro, Carol, and he sure knows how to pose in V1, doesn't he??

Andrew Smile
24 Jan 2014 11:56AM
V1 for me - how brilliant is this !! What a poser Carol !!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Jan 2014 7:45PM
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
Silverzone 10 2 England
26 Jan 2014 8:34PM
Superb I once owned a blue fronted Amazon. Sylvia
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
27 Jan 2014 11:05PM
He/she is gorgeous Carol, looks to be a bit on the cheeky side.
Love the up close and your detail is brilliant,


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