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Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 30 March 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Pentax *ist D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

bird | macaw | jungle

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

where did you capture this Beauty!! Excellent shot, I like the shallow DOF and of course very colourful!

30 Mar 2009 7:28am

@Sarito: I was about two hours west of Manaus....deep in the Amazon jungle.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic colors and portrait. I lke very much this nice parrot.

30 Mar 2009 9:15am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco.... ;-)

greg from Denver, United States

amazing colors.. nice.

30 Mar 2009 11:47am

@greg: Thanks Greg and welcome to my blog. Please come back and visit often.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Here you get another lookover, you are right about the intelligence of these birds!

30 Mar 2009 12:14pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks! ;-))

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

What a beautiful creature. The plumage is sensational. You have captured a wonderful portrait here, Eric

30 Mar 2009 12:19pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thanks Paul! ;-)

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a gorgeous bird!! There is a coffee shop that I frequent, and often there is a man sitting there with his bird, one that looks very similar to this one.

30 Mar 2009 12:33pm

@bluechameleon: Yes, they come in two basic colours - blue & yellow or red & yellow. ;-)

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Another beautiful photo!

30 Mar 2009 12:44pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you..... ;-)

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Wow, what a pretty shot, wonderful details and the vibrant colors are simply gorgeous!

30 Mar 2009 12:56pm

@Nina: Thanks a lot Nina.. ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

He is a beauty! It must have been wonderful to see him in the wild.

30 Mar 2009 1:33pm

@Tracy: It sure was. There were about 15 or 20 that came around while we were there. ;-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing colors!

30 Mar 2009 1:38pm

@GJC: Thank you! ;-)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the vivid colors of plumage that the beautiful bokeh shows well to advantage. And what a pleasure to see this parrot in the jungle...
Ps : on my blog today a little video extract... :-)

30 Mar 2009 2:14pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you very much! Yes, it is always best to see wild life in their natural habitat.

Saw the video and it was great! Reminds me a lot of the Samba schools in Brasil....

Marie LC from France

Très belles couleurs chaudes.

30 Mar 2009 2:45pm

@Marie LC: Merci beaucoup! ;-)

Markela from Athens, Greece

I like the clarity of its feathers and the brightness of the colors....Very well captured, Eric!! :))

30 Mar 2009 3:45pm

@Markela: Thank you very much! ;-))

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

amazing close up.. great job

30 Mar 2009 3:47pm

@Vachel: Thank you very much and welcome to my blog. Please come back and visit often! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Il a l'air bien sage! Belles couleurs!

30 Mar 2009 3:49pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup et bienvenu à mon blog. S'il vous plaît revenez et visitez souvent. ;-)

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Oh, he's so beautiful !

30 Mar 2009 5:42pm

@Isabelle: Thank you very much! ;-)

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

colorfull, very beautifull, he gave you a gaze, i think ;)

30 Mar 2009 6:13pm

@Veronica: I think you may be right! ;-))

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Beautifully captured, incredibly fine colors that produce the very best of the parrot!

30 Mar 2009 7:46pm

@Sussi: Thank you very much and welcome to my blog. Please come back and visit often. ;-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant colours and great detail! beautiful bird!

31 Mar 2009 1:12am

@DarkElf: Thank you very much! ;-)

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

incredible detail.

31 Mar 2009 4:21pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks very much Diane! Welcome to my blog and please come back and visit often... ;-)

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

How beautiful, what colors, great shot.

2 Apr 2009 2:22pm

@Hidalgo: Thank you very much and welcome to my blog. Please come back and visit often.