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Parrot Passion
Parrot Passion
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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Date: Jan 23, 2008
Aperture: f4.2
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2008

I visited the local bird shop. The manager had on a beautifully colored t-shirt so I asked him to stand close to this parrot. He picked up the parrot and began to rub her neck. He obviously has great affection for the birds. The parrot is an 18-year-old named Mildred. I learned that this type of parrot can live to around 75 years. The logo on the shirt says, "Parrots are our Passion."

Statistics
Place: 241 out of 251
Avg (all users): 4.0876
Avg (commenters): 3.7500
Avg (participants): 3.8817
Avg (non-participants): 4.2772
Views since voting: 688
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 194
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2008 09:51:04 PM
Coordinating colours, good catch. But the photo doesn't seem to be in focus.
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02/01/2008 04:42:12 PM
Obviously a friendly parrot! My bird used to hate being touched...
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01/31/2008 08:05:06 PM
The lighting on this shot is a bit harsh for my tastes (looks like direct, on-camera flash). Perhaps diffusing or adding another light source would help produce some interesting lighting gradients or shadows.
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01/31/2008 05:38:34 AM
Not really in focus and the coloured T-Shirt was not the ideal choice of background...
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01/30/2008 11:58:31 PM
I love the emotion, but appears very out of focus.
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01/30/2008 06:46:04 AM
I like the matching t-shirt! I rarely think of birds as "cuddly" but this dispells that notion. A bit "fuzzy" - it would benefit from sharper focus, and I'm not sure I like the background so completely black, but this is a nice interpretation of the challenge.
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01/29/2008 04:14:53 PM
Nice.
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01/29/2008 10:48:53 AM
The bird is very soft and not focused well. Colors and contrast ok. Composition ok but really not all that interesting. The bird almost looks afraid and not all that happy with the situation.
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01/28/2008 09:33:20 PM
he looks happy and content. i like how he blends in with the tie-dye and the black background. it seems a little fuzzy... maybe could have been sharper.
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01/28/2008 01:54:40 PM
I like the fact that your shirt matches teh bird. He does seem a tad out of focus though which is a shame
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01/28/2008 01:24:49 PM
I like the matching outfits, that's funny. Soft, if no one else has noticed
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01/28/2008 01:17:22 AM
Not a pleasant photo.
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