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Eye Spy Parrot
Eye Spy Parrot
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Hamilton New Zealand in park
Date: Sep 30, 2007
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

This is a real favorite of mine and it has won several competitions

Statistics
Place: 111 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3672
Avg (commenters): 7.2055
Avg (participants): 6.3234
Avg (non-participants): 6.6184
Views since voting: 971
Views during voting: 726
Votes: 512
Comments: 78
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:24:13 PM
Love the color in its eye and beak. Wonderful detail.
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03/17/2009 09:05:06 PM
Lovely bird; that blue eye is quite striking, even at this angle.
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03/17/2009 06:35:19 PM
Cute capture!!
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03/17/2009 01:41:11 PM
Very cute shot, looks like he's giggling about something.
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03/17/2009 01:38:05 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. Wonderful close-up shot of this parrot! Colors are great too with those rich soft yellows really popping visually off of the black background. Details in the feathers is astounding - one can see the individual 'hairs' on the feathers of this bird.
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03/17/2009 10:34:28 AM
Great shot... good lighting... I can see all the details in the feathers...
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03/17/2009 06:26:56 AM
Wonderful image. Is she coy?
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03/17/2009 04:20:18 AM
Such wonderful detail. One of my favourites in this challenge
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03/17/2009 02:49:35 AM
Good shot. Nice capture with the beak tucked.
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03/16/2009 11:25:56 PM
Cute! Very sharp, great details and colors.
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03/16/2009 10:54:57 PM
something special a beautiful image
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03/16/2009 09:45:27 PM
Great focus and detail.
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03/16/2009 03:37:28 PM
How cute! I like the different colors, his/her eye really stands out.
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03/16/2009 04:01:13 AM
Well captured and presented. Personality!
03/16/2009 12:37:20 AM
LOL .. I LOVE IT .. !!!
how absolutely gorgeous .. the look is a killer, so involving .. perfect in every way .. :)
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03/15/2009 11:32:04 PM
Nice intimate parrot portrait. :) Good detail on the feathers.
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03/15/2009 09:41:21 PM
Beautiful little parrot! I love the colors and the eye looking coyly at the camera
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03/15/2009 07:14:18 PM
Very nice focus and detail. You did a good job with the yellow. That's such a hard color to bring out detail in.
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03/15/2009 05:13:55 PM
What a pretty parrot; I have two myself and I love them. :) I really like his eye; It looks very bright and really draws your attention. I feel like this could be sharper in some spots, but overall I think its a great capture.
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03/15/2009 12:49:38 PM
Love the whimsical composition and the tones are so subtly suited. I really like this shot - great detail!
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03/15/2009 12:40:12 PM
Excellent DOF and sharp details in the feathers. I like how you still got eye contact.
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03/15/2009 11:56:26 AM
What a beauty. I didn't know they came in that color. I like the catchlight in the eye.
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03/15/2009 11:55:03 AM
Excellent image, color and detail spot on
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03/15/2009 11:37:58 AM
there are some obvious mistakes in post processing for that its just 3 ;(


brano
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03/15/2009 10:14:13 AM
How cute, is this a baby parrot?
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03/15/2009 09:48:29 AM
Very sharp. Nice job.
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03/15/2009 08:05:11 AM
Very nice. I like the color and texture. The pop of the blue eye really draws you into the photo.
03/15/2009 07:40:28 AM
Wonderful yellow bird with a lot of details in the feathers and a remarkable colored eye.
03/15/2009 03:47:14 AM
beautiful shot , wonderful details and pose . you did really well here, 8
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03/14/2009 11:26:47 PM
Nice and crisp shot on the main area of the bird. It's nice to see that you didn't get carried away with the processing, you could have very easily lost yourself with the contrast and colour shifting towards the dominate colours but I think you did just enough. Photographing birds is hard at times and you did a great job catching the playful nature of this bird.

All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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03/14/2009 09:33:59 PM
Cool shot! well done.
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03/14/2009 08:10:48 PM
Neat. I like the yellow. DOF is good.
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03/14/2009 07:36:06 PM
Sorry..... its just so cute..... 6
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03/14/2009 06:51:55 PM
this is very great - love it - cant see if the bird is real or... 8
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03/14/2009 05:03:09 PM
The personification of coy. Great detail
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03/14/2009 03:28:58 PM
I like this tight compositiona and that one eye looking directly at you.
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03/14/2009 02:05:28 PM
I hear theme music in the background. He needs a cool secret agent name and a cool acronym for a spy organization to work for. How about C.H.I.R.P.?

Central Headquarters International something something...

(I hate when a creative comment runs out of steam...)
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03/14/2009 11:34:57 AM
Editing on the left looks odd but the bird is a nice colour and the eye is lovely and sharp.
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03/14/2009 06:36:52 AM
An interesting bird image, great colours, the black background works really well too.
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03/14/2009 06:27:28 AM
Ringneck? Beautiful capture! So fluffy...
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03/14/2009 02:26:10 AM
Excellent picture, cute, sharp with great colors and composition.
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03/13/2009 08:10:15 PM
he's so fluffy :) although i can see how that would be a problem against the background.
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03/13/2009 07:24:45 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the feather details, and the vibrant yellow is great against the black.
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03/13/2009 03:11:45 PM
Pose master super image ;-)
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03/13/2009 12:59:15 PM
Cute capture
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03/13/2009 11:13:57 AM
Wonderful details in the feathers and gorgeous colours:)
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03/13/2009 05:43:49 AM
looks like someone's playing peekaboo, nice details in the feathers
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03/13/2009 04:14:32 AM
Beautiful image!
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03/13/2009 02:48:20 AM
How cute. Wonderful detail. I love the colour.
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03/13/2009 01:28:14 AM
Very nice close up. The yellows look so soft.
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03/13/2009 12:20:45 AM
Great pose!
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03/12/2009 11:48:56 PM
adorable.
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03/12/2009 10:47:27 PM
Looks like one of those "I want you" posters! Very nice.
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03/12/2009 09:12:22 PM
Exceptional detail and clarity!
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03/12/2009 08:47:18 PM
I would have cropped out the background completely. To choppy around the edges. Just left in from the eye over and down. Nice detail on the bird tho.
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03/12/2009 08:06:24 PM
Coming back to comment...

So sweet!!
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03/12/2009 06:32:05 PM
I think you have great detail here in the feathers. Good crisp capture.
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03/12/2009 05:09:11 PM
Lovely! A bird shot with soul! Such a welcome change from the "portraits" that content themselves with detail, but seem to have no motivating, essential force behind them.
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03/12/2009 04:34:21 PM
Nice closeup.
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03/12/2009 02:27:23 PM
So shy in her feathered robe, for only she knew that she wore nothing underneath.
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03/12/2009 01:56:53 PM
Beautiful parrot, beautiful coloring, super sharp. The masking along the left side of the bird is a little rough, possibly a slightly tighter crop to get rid of it, would make it less distracting.
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03/12/2009 12:54:21 PM
Amazing shot, love the color and overall sharpness. The black background helps it a lot.
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03/12/2009 12:08:02 PM
great composition, gret textures and color. great shot
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03/12/2009 08:26:21 AM
beautiful little bird. i might have worked a bit with the cloning on the left side, and im sure you are going to be docked by many for it. i love the detail in the eye, brilliant color too.
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03/12/2009 07:32:58 AM
haha, he looks shy, good picture
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03/12/2009 06:21:08 AM
A real cutie! I love the colour and the clarity of this image.
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03/12/2009 03:18:53 AM
Poly want a ten???.....okay, you got it! Great detail and a magic shot!
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03/12/2009 12:38:47 AM
beautiful!
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03/11/2009 10:25:20 PM
Great shot--full tonal range!
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03/11/2009 05:37:46 PM
Its incredible how the sharp focus enhances the soft look of this bird. Well done.
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03/11/2009 05:33:27 PM
fantastic close up, great detail
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03/11/2009 02:51:59 PM
pretty bird...great detail with out over sharpening...excellent focus
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03/11/2009 02:00:23 PM
Excellent detail on the feathers. Really like the way it looks like its hiding behind the wing being coy
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03/11/2009 12:59:35 PM
How cute is that? Great detail in the feathers!
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03/11/2009 11:40:19 AM
nice
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03/11/2009 09:18:44 AM
I love the emotion that this seems to convey. Simple colours and very appealing, well done!
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03/11/2009 09:01:45 AM
He reminds me of a duck. Must be the yellow feathers.
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03/11/2009 01:18:36 AM
Thats an excellent capture of an expression from the bird.
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