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By SecretSnapper
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.


Tags: Portrait Animals Birds Close up Close-up and macro Budgie Vivid colour Pets and captive animals

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Barbaraj 11 450 England
6 Apr 2007 5:45PM
Great portrait of a bird. Thankyou.

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6 Apr 2007 5:47PM
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 5:53PM
stunning detail in the larger pic. cracking shot!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Apr 2007 5:56PM
you must have been very patient...well captured
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
6 Apr 2007 6:04PM
great detail and colours. beautiful shot
6 Apr 2007 6:10PM
Lovely close up of this budgie. Well done!
Lovely detail, well done!
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
6 Apr 2007 7:51PM
A beautiful shot, he is a handsome bird!
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 7:56PM
Great portrait!
SueWB 11 England
6 Apr 2007 8:07PM
Wahta beautiful portrait of a perky little chap!
Sue Smile
Louise44 11 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 9:30PM
Fabulous shot! So clear and detailed. Alfie looks quite a character!
6 Apr 2007 11:18PM
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
una Plus
14 10 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2007 12:23PM
Beautiful shot, great detail in the feathers
2 Sep 2008 3:39PM
Hey Cus, My fav of your pics. Animals are a nightmare to photograph sometimes but you have caught Alfie to a tee.
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2008 12:58PM
what stunning Colours
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Oct 2008 6:56AM
Fabulous image, superb detail, and yes, I would say it is a hen bird too. Carol
1 Oct 2008 10:22AM
Love it. super sharp capture. HDave :o)
15 Oct 2008 1:37PM
Fantastic picture, great detail


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