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Ara ararauna


Ara ararauna
Foto informatie
Auteursrechten: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Kleur
Datum Opname: 2008-10-23
CategorieŽn: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, Digital ISO 320, 86mm Kood Skylight Filter
Belichting: f/5.6, 1/800 Seconden
Fotoversie: Originele versie
Datum inzending: 2008-10-28 9:24
Gezien: 5090
Punten: 20
[Richtlijnen voor opmerkingen] Opmerking van de fotograaf
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Ara
Species: A. ararauna
Binomial name: Ara ararauna

The Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw, is a member of the macaw group of parrots which breeds in the swampy forests of tropical South America from Panama south to Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. It is probably now extinct on Trinidad.

Description
They can reach 76-86 cm (29.9-33.9in)long and weigh 900 to 1300 g (2-3 lbs), making them one of the biggest parrots in the world. They are vivid in appearance with blue wings and tail, black chin, golden (some might say, "butterscotch") underparts and a green cap on the head. Their beaks are jet black and very strong for crushing nuts. The Blue and yellow Macaw can live up to 60 years of age, and generally only ever form one couple for reproduction during their life. They nest at the top of tree trunks and the female generally lays two eggs. The blue-and-yellow Macaw uses its powerful beak not only for crushing the nuts it feeds on but also for climbing up and hanging from trees.


De blauwgele ara (Ara ararauna) is een papegaai uit het geslacht Ara. De soort leeft in bossen van het tropische gedeelte van Zuid Amerika van Panama tot BraziliŽ, Bolivia en Paraguay. Het is nu waarschijnlijk uitgestorven op Trinidad.

Blauwgele ara's worden ongeveer 76-86 cm lang en wegen tot 900-1300 gram. Ze worden gekenmerkt door hun kleurrijke vertoning met blauw en goude vleugels en staart en groene tip op het hoofd van de papegaai. Hun snavel is zwart en zeer krachting en in staat om grote noten te kraken.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_Macaw
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blauwgele_ara
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelbbrustara
http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arara-de-barriga-amarela
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara_bleu


Date/time original 23-10-2008 13:07:59
Exposure time 1/800
F-number f/5.6
ISO speed ratings ISO 320
Exposure bias value 1.00 eV
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal length 270 mm
Focal length in 35mm film 405 mm
Contrast Hard
Saturation Normal
Sharpness Hard

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5082 W: 166 N: 13007] (48430)
  • [2008-10-28 9:38]

Hallo Thijs,
Ooit heb ik deze ara's van een vliegshow in Avifauna op TN gezet. Je hebt er een prachtig scherpe foto gemaakt in mooie heldere kleuren tegen een mooie blauwe lucht. De details in het verenkleed zijn erg goed. Evenals de timing.
Groet,
Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-28 9:39]

hi thijs,
beautiful macaw, well captured, great colors and details. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi Thijs,
that's amazing, so sharp and colourful.
A beautiful bird, I like it, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-10-28 12:31]

Hi Thijs
very nice colors and composition
very good sharp
well done.

Hello Thijs,

You have really kept the focus sharp and the details clear, for a bird in flight.
The pose is elegant and is nicely placed in the frame.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-10-28 17:42]

Thijs, What a shot! The Macaw looks great against the gray background.

Hello Thijs

This is a wonderful in flight capture of this amazing bird.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Excellent POV and DOF.
Nicely composed.
Great job.
TFS

Wolf

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2008-10-29 1:01]

Nice light, POV, colors, sharpness and composition. And certainly beautiful bird. TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 0 N: 650] (7937)
  • [2008-10-30 9:17]

Hi Thijs
Perfect capture of flying Ara.
Nice colours good composition and background.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-03 11:05]

Hi Thijs.
I have met ara only in zoo. Now I can say they are so wonderful in flight :). Simply great picture with terrific sharpness, details and colours. Captured pose, wingspread of the bird and composition of the shot are spot on. Well done and my compliments.
Alexei.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-11-08 8:15]

Hello Thijs, well done on that flying Ara! It's strange to see them flying as we always see them in pet shops in cages! Well composed, great technique, thanks!

Mario

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