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Bird - The Scarlet Macaw
Bird - The Scarlet Macaw

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Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Outdoor exhibit Orlando, Florida
Date: Jun 27, 2003
Aperture: F/2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2003

This bird actually lived in an exhibit but could freely roam and fly around. There were 2 macaws there, but this guy seemed to model for the camera. Really pleased with the colors and DOF. If I were to reshoot it, I would have tried some different composition.

I slightly cropped it and did some sharpening.

Place: 53 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.7385
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.5889
Avg (non-participants): 6.0750
Views since voting: 856
Votes: 130
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/29/2008 11:17:07 PM
I'm pretty sure this is a green wing Macaw. Scarlet macaw's have yellow on the wings as well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 01:22:09 PM
I really like the detail of the wing feathers. It makes me think of a watercolor or impressionist painting. I think the cropping of the tail feathers is a bit distracting since the angle of your subject leads your eye down to the lower right corner.
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07/06/2003 09:36:17 AM
Stunning image...beautiful color, excellent focus, dof...in the top 5 for me!
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07/04/2003 01:36:26 PM
wOW!! The colors are great and the expression on the bird is perfect. As if "So you want a picture, eh?" The clarity of the feathers is excellent. Blurred background perfect. All around very very good.
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07/03/2003 05:26:21 AM
Excellent colors, and quality. Although I would like to see the full shot of the bird, this tight crop works well with it. =) The birds' wings look almost painted. If I could vote, I would have gave you a high mark =) Good Luck!
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07/03/2003 05:00:34 AM
Good subject. Good colors. I think you could've saturated them a little more and still maintained this quality. Nice pic
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07/02/2003 10:27:59 PM
Macaws are wonderful... I used to have one. I never get tired of seeing them as subjects and I like the detail you've caught with this photo.
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07/02/2003 10:05:17 PM
Beautiful colors! Great job!
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07/02/2003 05:54:14 PM
Beautiful bird! Great detail and color. I see nothing technically wrong (except maybe the tail crop, but I'll go with it). 10 Rob the Swash
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07/01/2003 09:34:39 AM
Only one small comment - I wouldn't have cropped off the tail feathers. Great shot otherwise
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07/01/2003 04:06:59 AM
Slightly more DOF is needed as only the wing is really sharp.
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06/30/2003 03:23:32 PM
Wonderful colors, good work.
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06/30/2003 03:44:41 AM
sorry, I just saw the bridge
06/30/2003 01:09:12 AM
Nice colors here. It looks like he's about ready to jump onto your shoulder (or camera).
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