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Nature's Pallette - The Three Friends

Nature's Pallette - The Three Friends
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Copyright: Nishant David (nishantdavid) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 58 N: 295] (1262)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Fuji FinePix S6000fd
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/210 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Super Singapore
Theme(s): Three of A Kind – Second Chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 2:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot of Beautiful parrots was taken in Singapore's Jurong Bird park. It seems as if the three of them are happily posing for a snap.
Parrots are birds of the roughly 350 species in the order Psittaciformes, found in most warm and tropical regions. Also known as psittacines they are usually grouped into two families: the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Cacatuidae (cockatoos). Characteristic features of parrots include a strong curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Most parrots are predominantly green, with other bright colors, and some species are multi-colored. Cockatoo species range from mostly white to mostly black, and have a mobile crest of feathers on the top of their heads. Most parrots are monomorphic or minimally sexually dimorphic.

Parrots, along with crows, jays and magpies, are some of the most intelligent birds, and their ability to imitate human voices enhances their popularity as pets. Trapping of wild parrots for the pet trade, as well as other hunting, habitat loss and competition from invasive species, have diminished wild populations, and more parrots are threatened with extinction than any other group of birds.

The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material, and a few species also eat insects and small animals, and the lories and lorikeets are specialised to feed on nectar from flowers, and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree holes (or nestboxes in captivity), and lay white eggs from which emerge altricial (helpless) young.

Extant species range in size from the Buff-faced Pygmy-parrot, under 10 g (0.35 oz.) and 8 cm (3.2 inches), to the Hyacinth Macaw, at 1 meter (3.3 feet) in length, and the Kakapo, at 4 kg (8.8 lbs). Some atypical parrots include the dimorphic Eclectus (the male is green and the female is red), the flightless lek breeding Kakapo. The Kaka, Kea and the Long-billed Corella have especially curved upper mandibles.

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Hi Nishant..this is a nice composition with great sharpness and details.


Hi! Bonita fotografia, composicion, colorido y enmarcado. Bien.

Hi David
Very impressive shot. Beautifull colours. TFS

Hi Nishant

Very good composition and colours.
Good addition to theme.

Regards Derek

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-03-28 7:25]

Hello David,
Fantastic «natural palette».
Congrats, jmb

You've taken a mighty fine photo of these parrots. Wonderfully composed with the wood, and the elimination of most background distractions. The red hoop could have been desaturated, but I must say I didn't notice it at first. As for the birds, beautiful colours you've captured well.
What did you do to upset the one on the right - it looks like it's waving its fist at you, and the middle one has a look of disdain. ;-)

very nice, colorful and natural composition. well done.

They three are my friends. I love them all.

Hi Nishant:
Most excellent work here:)
The angle that you chose along with sharpness & color saturation mkaes this post an outstanding work with matching notes!!!!

Hello Nishant

Beautiful shot,
they are also my friends here
in Zoobotanic of my city. Always
I am there with them to scream together.
A beautiful shot of the trio!
the blue and red, they are my favorite ones.


Hello David,

They are funny birds!
Colourful and good looking, and they pose so well for the photographer...
A well composed presentation, fine details in the plumages!

Pablo -

Hi Nishant,

What a lovely and colourful trio you have captured here. Those parrots always make me smile and think of tropical countries and wonderful holidays.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-11 20:34]

Hi Nishant,
three in a row is beautiful. the colours and texture is very pretty. the composition with the branches seen is excellent.
I like the one with the red head very much.


This is a fantastic shot. Great color, sharp detail and a great group of subjects. Love it. TFS, Lori

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