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EYE SEE RED alisterus scapularis
EYE SEE RED alisterus scapularis

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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Thirroul
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

This is the Australian King Parrot [male] that lives in our area and feeds off our native plants and preferably the seed pods on our old Camelias often bringing their young family with them.

Place: 40 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.2113
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.9851
Avg (non-participants): 6.3307
Views since voting: 745
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 194
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/04/2010 11:52:24 AM
I think the saturation looks alright here. You probably do have the reds to the right and above the bird's eye saturated, but it doesn't appear to blow out any detail (unless there was some there previously) and so I think it's ok. I think you did a good job pushing it to the edge, but not going over.
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01/04/2010 01:16:12 AM
A lovely closeup of this magnificent Australian Bird.....should have finished higher IMO. Well done ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 06:33:11 PM
Gorgeous details.
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01/03/2010 10:49:44 AM
Beautiful detail and color. Very pretty bird, too.
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01/01/2010 07:08:29 PM
Pretty face.
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12/31/2009 07:39:02 PM
Terrific clarity, percise, detailed, and welldone!!
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12/31/2009 02:40:10 PM
Wow, I'm drawn into his eye and the interesting black shape around it. Nice detail in the lower feathers too. Unfortunately, unless I get my monitor angled just right, the top of his head, and even down his neck, seems a little too saturated and all blends together into a bright reddish blob.
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12/30/2009 02:33:35 PM
Nice shot, love the colors, 6.
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12/29/2009 08:43:19 PM
WOW That's gorgeous! Nice and close. Lucky you. One of the best 'portraits' in the challenge.
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12/29/2009 09:42:25 AM
Wonderful detail. Great crispness.
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12/28/2009 10:44:50 PM
I think this definitely qualifies as a portrait, however how am I supposed to know this is a wild bird? I'll assume for now it really is, but I think this one needs at least one "context" image for support.

Also, killer detail on the feathers and eye.

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12/28/2009 02:55:44 PM
What amazing colors this bird has and you captured. Sweet.
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12/28/2009 03:09:48 AM
What a lovely guy. Nicely shot.
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