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Posted By: total.boredom, 02-23-2009, 12:48 AM

Hey,
A couple of shots for everyone,
Subject wasn't very cooperative, was more interested in cleaning him(or her) self.






Taken with my K200d and Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70
Its my first time posting my photos, so apologies if it doesn't work or if I do something wrong,
What you guys (and girls) think?

Cheers,
Ryan

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02-23-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Like you said the guy seems busy cleaning himself =) I'd try to bump the ISO up so for higher shutter speed so that the head (and most importantly the eyes) can be sharp.
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I will agree with Andi Lo and shoot lots of photos. He is bound to straighten up eventually and you will get him then.
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What type of parrot is he?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Taff Quote
What type of parrot is he?
not sure, he was at the Vancouver aquarium,
unfortunately he flew away before I could get many shots of him
02-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #6
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I have three parrots and I have yet to get a decent shot of any of them.
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I'd love to shoot parrots, maybe I can go to a pet shop and ask nicely...
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QuoteOriginally posted by total.boredom Quote
not sure, he was at the Vancouver aquarium,
unfortunately he flew away before I could get many shots of him
Ha, I thought I recognized the background bokeh... I had a feeling it was from there Luck plays a big part too, so keep trying.

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What type of parrot is he?
I think it might be a 'double yellow headed Amazon'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-headed_Amazon
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cheers gary
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I love parrots and we are human slaves to four of them. It's a good shot to me because you rarely see the beautiful feather coloring under an Amazon's wings unless they are preening as in the first shot. I also vote Double Yellow Head. Nice first photo post. I am more than slightly prejudice as I am in the "love parrots" catagory myself. Debbie
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Thanks for the comments and suggestions everyone!
in terms of post processing, is there anything I could do to improve/enhance either of these shots?
Cheers,
Ryan
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Colourful birds are always my favorite
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QuoteOriginally posted by total.boredom Quote
not sure, he was at the Vancouver aquarium,
unfortunately he flew away before I could get many shots of him
Hey! I know that parrot I think I even caught an image of him myself. Sometimes a feisty guy so it can be tough to take a picture (especially if he's way up high).

Good job on getting a decent close up I'm thinking bumping up the ISO a bit an lowering the exposure a notch? Just my suggestions.
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