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 The Kaka. New Zealand's native Parrot. (a real show off)
The Kaka. New Zealand's native Parrot. (a real show off)
kiwinick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: karori wildlife centre.
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 160 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.2485
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.0877
Avg (non-participants): 5.3333
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 330
Comments: 13
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02/01/2006 02:13:43 AM
Excellent study of the kaka!! Where did you go to get this shot?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 08:43:58 AM
not really a statement could have been a candidat for the camoflauge challenge
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01/30/2006 08:49:13 AM
you could get more impact by removing the red bracelet. good luck
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01/29/2006 05:06:13 PM
Nice shot, but I would have used just a little less flash to make it look more natural. Other than that it's very good
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01/29/2006 03:33:54 AM
Beautiful shot and beautiful bird. Bumping up =)
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01/28/2006 08:05:54 AM
He looks quite cheeky.....great photo.....
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01/27/2006 02:35:09 AM
The breast colouring and detail is brilliant in this shot. Good sharp capture
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01/26/2006 11:38:54 PM
And showing off his ID band, I see. ;-)
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01/25/2006 07:48:03 PM
the use of flash is a bit harsh for me
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01/25/2006 02:18:51 PM
I'm not really sure this represents "wildlife" since there is a banding tag on his leg. I like the photo though, just not sure that it represents the challenge well.
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01/25/2006 11:23:31 AM
This is an interesting subject. The image is a bit too contrasty for me. This looks like the result of fill-flash. To soften the harsh effect of artificial light you can try taping a bit of wax paper over the flash. The other effect of flash is it is difficult to get a good catch light in the eye which is what adds the sparkle of life to a living subject in a photo. The background could be blurred quite a bit more to really isolate the bird, especially since this isn't a particularly colorful bird. The other way to isolate him a bit from a distracting background is choose a different angle of view, eliminating the tree trunk (which is very similar in color and texture) and placing him in front of a background that won't compete as much with his brown feathers. In this case the natural choice would be the green leaves. Particularly bothersome to me is the branch that appears to be growing out of the side of his head. This is an engaging subject and a nice effort. More attention is needed in terms of eliminating visual clutter.
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01/25/2006 09:04:23 AM
Wonderful. Great colors.
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01/25/2006 02:13:09 AM
A little too much lighting.
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