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Parrot 1 (Military Macaw)

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 2 September 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Taken at the Queens Zoo
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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Beautifully shot.

2 Sep 2013 5:09am

rem_la from France


2 Sep 2013 5:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!!!!!
so beautiful colors, lights & details!
But not good treatment!

2 Sep 2013 6:04am

@omid: What treatment would be better?

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image Ruthie.
I hope you don't mind my suggestion but when you mark out a subject to work on it, I find it's really helpful to enlarge it to 100% so I can follow the outline more accurately and soften the edge as well so the demarcation between each layer is less distracting. Hope this helps a little

2 Sep 2013 6:04am

@Doug: Thanks - I recently got PSE11 and am trying to learn how to use it.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The world would be much poorer and darker without the colorful birds.

2 Sep 2013 6:19am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

nice colors and attitude, good shoot ruthie, bravo

2 Sep 2013 6:38am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Beautiful close up. Amazing color.

2 Sep 2013 6:38am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique portrait!! les couleurs sont extra!! amitiés

2 Sep 2013 7:02am

Catherine from France

Fascinating photo ! And the pink colour of its face is lovely !
Have a nice monday, amitiés,

2 Sep 2013 7:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super close up

2 Sep 2013 7:29am

ceteceva from France

Un sacré coup d'oeil pour le bonjour du jour !!!

2 Sep 2013 7:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So gorgeous colors ! And nice posture !

2 Sep 2013 8:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Pin sharp, banging great colours, one of your best :-)

2 Sep 2013 8:57am

@Curly: Thank you - it means a lot hearing this from you.

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Wonderful capture, it is Magnificent. Very beautiful colors and excellent DOF, the picture is superb, I like a lot.
Have a good week.

2 Sep 2013 9:24am

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Superbe cette photo!!!!

2 Sep 2013 9:38am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic colorful shot/portrait.

2 Sep 2013 9:42am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Fantastic Ruthie, I love his colours.

2 Sep 2013 9:44am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Splendid !

2 Sep 2013 10:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderful parrot portrait

2 Sep 2013 10:32am

Devi from Chennai, India

Superb details Ruthie!! Brilliant shot!

2 Sep 2013 10:52am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

excellent focus .

2 Sep 2013 11:11am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot in beautiful vivid colors.

2 Sep 2013 2:16pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful capture of this bird's exquisite colors with excellent vividness.
WOW level of close up.

2 Sep 2013 3:00pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

You hit it perfectly, Ruthie ... and his colors added the punch for you! *****

2 Sep 2013 3:22pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

this is a beautiful one. full of colors.

2 Sep 2013 3:29pm

El pare from Catalonia, new state in Europe, Andorra

Very, very nice colours.

2 Sep 2013 3:31pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Magnificent close-up shot. I love the POV and these beautiful brilliant colors. Bravo !

2 Sep 2013 4:08pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Ohh I love that highlighted color...the shot is really beautiful!

2 Sep 2013 4:17pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Lovely portrait

2 Sep 2013 4:20pm

Mike from Morganville, United States

So colorful and so alive. Great picture

2 Sep 2013 4:22pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful vibrant colours in this shot Ruthiebear! He reminds me of a parrot I had as a boy! ;-)

2 Sep 2013 4:43pm

pascale from Belgium

what a great portrait
wonderful colors

2 Sep 2013 5:16pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

beau gros plan. Des couleurs géniales.)

2 Sep 2013 5:58pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle couleur vert et ce bec noir le rouge sur sa tête sueprbe plumage et image grandiose.

2 Sep 2013 6:00pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Gorgeous colours! And a beautiful bird.

2 Sep 2013 6:09pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

margins of Parrot not edited accurate.

2 Sep 2013 6:14pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Wonderful color and focus !! I like the frame and his pose alot !!

2 Sep 2013 6:52pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I like this pose you caught of him. He is serious. Nice composition, and of course, rich colors.

2 Sep 2013 6:53pm

helys from Paris, France

So wonderful
So colorful

2 Sep 2013 7:21pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful bird and wonderful colors !!!
I hope you can master your new PS soon to get a better result ...

2 Sep 2013 7:46pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning shot, every detail

2 Sep 2013 7:52pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great capture of that fascinating bird!

2 Sep 2013 7:59pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

amazing close up, ruthiebear of this colorful bird! :-))

2 Sep 2013 9:45pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

Gorgeous bird...

2 Sep 2013 9:57pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Magnificent birds :-)) Hugs.

Happy Monday to you, my friend Ruthie!

2 Sep 2013 10:50pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States


2 Sep 2013 10:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent close up

2 Sep 2013 11:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He looks like a drill sergeant. All business!

3 Sep 2013 12:26am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Vivid-colored bird is beautifully focoused. Amazing shot, Ruthiebear. Have a nice week.

3 Sep 2013 1:06am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb view and focus of this most beautiful bird !~

3 Sep 2013 2:20am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

His colors are amazing.

3 Sep 2013 2:28am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous! I love the detail of his face and the beautiful feathers. The color is just spectacular!

3 Sep 2013 3:13am

L'angevine from Angers, France


3 Sep 2013 7:01am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Maravillosa captura de este hermoso loro con genial
nitidez y lindos colores y luz... Que pases un lindo día.

3 Sep 2013 8:00am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful colours

3 Sep 2013 11:47am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The colours are amazing.....:)

3 Sep 2013 8:36pm

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

What a forehead! It looks like a fierce nut cracker

6 Sep 2013 4:53am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Lovely detail in the head area, interesting angle and great colour all add up to make an enjoyable photo.

9 Sep 2013 12:05pm