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A Gold and Blue Macaw

By Focus_Man
Taken last week at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay. Our elder granddaughter wanted to pay a return visit whilst she was staying with us at our holiday home in Wales.

I would have preferred a blue sky behind and may even try an imported one although I do feel the existing doesn't look too bad.

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banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3492 Canada
17 Aug 2012 3:35PM
It looks fine Frank. The light on the bird suggests a dull day anyway, and placing a better sky might not be a good idea.

You can crop out a chunk of sky anyway, - did so in the mod, with a little brighter bird.


regards


Willie

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Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 4:50PM
Nice mod Willie, thanks for that. Strangely before I uploaded it to Alamy I did brighten it but didn't crop in order to maintain size. Now I must brighten up my copy.

Frank
Sooty_1 6 1.5k 219 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 7:01PM
I think you can lose most of the boring sky in the cropping. The rest looks fine to me.
The bird looks like it's sharing a joke...very conspiratorial!
I'd like to think you taught it some very rude words.....

Nick
Davesumner 9 28 300 Australia
18 Aug 2012 2:47PM
Frank,

That's a nice clear, sharp Mackaw. It's eye is nice and bright and the colours are great. However, that blurred horizon line is killing me even in Willie's mod but I can't figure out how the horizon could be crooked if the perch is straight???

If it were my shot I would darken that sky a touch and get rid of those coloured blobs at the bottom left and then all will be good.

DaVeS
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 4:31PM

Quote:Frank,

That's a nice clear, sharp Mackaw. It's eye is nice and bright and the colours are great. However, that blurred horizon line is killing me even in Willie's mod but I can't figure out how the horizon could be crooked if the perch is straight???
DaVeS



It is not a horizon, maybe a building roof line, I can't really remember Dave sorry.
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 8:56AM
Thanks for comments, much appreciated.

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