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Up close and friendly

By SteveMoulding    
This little fella is a Ring Necked Parakeet and very friendly. He came down out of the branches and sat beside us. Curiosity got the better of him as stuck his head inside my camera bag to if there was anything interesting. He stayed around for quite a while and let me get close to take his portrait.

Thanks everyone for all the C&C's on my uploads, they are all very much appreciated.

I must apologise for the lack of comments yesterday. I was absolutely shattered and fell asleep. I only managed a few votes before my head hit the pillow. I will endeaver to catch up with you as soon as.
Kind regards and best wishes for a great weekend, my friends.


Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: mohikan22, KarenFB, crookymonsta and 54 more

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dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 5:19PM
What a cute fella, and beautifully captured Steve, with excellent clarity. really like v2.
have a great weekend.

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redshank 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 5:39PM
Wonderful close up shot, great colours
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
12 Jun 2009 5:55PM
The colours and detail are wonderfully captured. V! & V3 are especially lovely, I think, but he is so obviously a character in all three!
12 Jun 2009 6:06PM
Three ncracking images Steve, V3 is my favourite... Well captured.

Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
12 Jun 2009 6:41PM
Super close ups, cracking detail

franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 6:51PM
A lovely collection, version 1 being my favourite.

Very detailed and colourful set of images
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
12 Jun 2009 7:24PM
What a gorgeous bird, 3 great shots, no 1 for me as well

12 Jun 2009 7:33PM
V1 for me,love the detail and that green colour,Dane.
12 Jun 2009 9:10PM
Nice set Steve,V1 is brilliant.
12 Jun 2009 10:08PM
Lovely bird portrait
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
12 Jun 2009 10:14PM
great colours and detail, super images
Steve_S Plus
12 180 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2009 10:36PM
Great close ups Steve, super detail again
goso Plus
11 2 1 Australia
12 Jun 2009 10:39PM
Beauutiful set Steve - vers.1 is a hum-bloody-dinger......Bill
12 Jun 2009 11:14PM
Stunning set i love these birds they are so beautiful, top shot close ups. Gary
13 Jun 2009 2:19AM
terrific close ups Steve, love it
13 Jun 2009 8:25AM
a once in lifetime experience ! superb shots
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
13 Jun 2009 12:20PM
3 superb close ups Steve, lovely detail/color, like it when they are so trusting Smile
One minor point here, I think I would have taken out the bit of branch at the back of the head on V1, not a criticism, merely a personal view,
13 Jun 2009 6:04PM
Wonderful close up shots with amasing detail

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Jun 2009 7:40PM
Wonderful images, I like the intimate feeling with this friendly bird--- wonderful finish as well!
Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2009 8:59PM
Very sharp detail in V1 with stunning colour - Ina
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
13 Jun 2009 10:54PM
Awesome detail in all 3. Especially V1. Lovely colour. All wonderful captures Steve.....Sandy
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
14 Jun 2009 7:06AM
Super colour with great detail.

14 Jun 2009 9:07AM
mighty fine capure well presented but for me its v1 get my vote well done.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2009 10:21AM
three brilliant shots steve v1 just edges it for me
15 Jun 2009 2:38PM
Fabulous set of images. Wonderful detail, great eye contact in V1
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
15 Jun 2009 5:49PM
WOW...bee-yoo-tiful portraits and so well presented. My fave is definitely V2. Tough fight, though.

sable Plus
9 9 7 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2009 10:40PM
Three excellent shots V1 is my favourite - good colour and detail on all three images - Elizabeth
17 Jun 2009 10:48PM
Three wonderful shots Steve, the colour and detail is absolutely superb! really very hard to choose a favourite...
janet Plus
15 27 England
19 Jun 2009 4:17PM
Superb images!
We have one of these as a pet and she is a delight. I would like to say we own her but it`s the other way around!!


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