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Blue-and-Gold Macaw by SarahVlad Blue-and-Gold Macaw by SarahVlad
Taken at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

The Blue-and-Gold Macaw is locally endangered in Trinidad. Here is an article explaining the reintroduction program: [link]
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Given 2013-02-09
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This photograph stood out the most out of your stack of deviations in my inbox. I adore how vibrant the complementary colors are. I'm also really amazed with the technical aspect of the photograph too. I would have never figured that the Nikon D3000 can take such crisp shots. I can see every detail around the bird's eye and even the tiniest bristles of feathers. The shallow depth of field also painted a nice green background. Your new 300mm zoom lens brings a lot of bang for the buck.

I can confidently say that this photograph will be in your top 5 of all time for a while. The only thing wrong with this shot is that I'm not the one who took it. Bravo!
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SaimGraphics Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating Shot Glamorous Macaw!
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KarmensPhotos Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :w00t:
Your beautiful picture is featured here: [link]
Have a nice day! :sun:
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AndersStangl Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Great shot !
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Photographer
DAT FOCUS!
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:iconnainasamima:
nainasamima Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist
nice colours maam
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:iconmarianne95:
Marianne95 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning colours!
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:iconsandor09:
sandor09 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconuser-404:
User-404 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful
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:iconazzacanth:
azzacanth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
She's just gorgeous!!
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:iconbarbareola:
Barbareola Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
So very beauituful - an utterly deserved dd!
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:iconendicay:
Endicay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
what objective are you using? :)
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:icondrakyris:
Drakyris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please, please, please can I use this stunning photograph as a reference to paint from in my Art Exam in college? I'd be really greatful if you would allow it. ^.^
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Nena902NJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The commentator who selected this for the DD is right. This is an AMAZING shot. The colors are vibrant, clear, crisp and it makes a person feel good looking at it. Well done!
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Dessine-moi-un-Beru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
your photo is amazing !!!!!
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ArtLoverHuger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Aaaawesome great color,detail, crisp an clear! Great shot!
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:iconddashti:
ddashti Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful colors and amazing detail! Superb portrait!
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Moohoodles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, beautiful capture!! Congrats on the DD! :)
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CronusAmpora Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
<3333333333333333333333333333333333333
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty... :)
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congarats on the DD i have "saved" the 3 macaw species on zoo worl 2 on facebook & just the other day i found a photo in a draw i took of one at a real zoo I scanned it this morning I was just about to post it now I'm thinking maybe tomarrow :XD: cause this is so perfect it's like it's a pet parrot
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Worlds-in-Miniature Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning capture! Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconnatmonkey:
Natmonkey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot! With the way it's framed, it looks just like a regal portrait.
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Yasmin661 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great photo! :D
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pops1O Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
cool!(;
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:iconayame-maiden:
ayame-maiden Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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BirdiLover Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful. Congrats on the Daily Deviation, you totally deserve it!
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spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply perfect.
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:iconsweetness24:
sweetness24 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
awesome shot!
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:iconskyfoogle:
Skyfoogle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD IT'S SO CUTE

Sorry I have nothing else of value to say. I just looooove parrots.
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lonewolf100 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Awesome pic congrats on the dd
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:iconcygam-7:
Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD! I adore macaws this is a gorgeous shot! :D
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AirenNova Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my sister has a macaw he looks almost da same as dis one...yeah hes a mean bird...anyway awesome picture and congrats on getting DD :)
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Lilmissbirdy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
What a beautiful capture, well done!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot - congrats on the DD
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:iconliennepien:
Liennepien Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful vibrant colours!
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:iconrikke99:
Rikke99 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! It's really beautiful :love: Congrats on your DD! :lol:
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CavySpirit Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How pretty<3 BnGs are such beautiful parrots c: They're big babies too! I've met two and both were little cuddle bugs haha always wanting to cuddle and be pet, so cute<3
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plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's amazing to me about this is how the "blue" iridescent feathers actually appear green from this angle! I've seen these birds several times before but I've never seen one catch the light like that.
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Lion6255 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The reality of it is feathers do not have much color. They are like prisms only reflecting from a light source.This kind of explains it:
[link]
Amazing Photo! Congrats......
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plangkye Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I know. That's why I used quotation marks around "blue."
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JoePatternman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Love this one too!
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! Congratulations on your DD!
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
What a great capture of this beauty! :love: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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lilly-gerbil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow OO
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xXTornadoXx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Gorgeous colors! :aww: Macaws truly are beautiful birds :) Congrats on your DD! :clap:
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Bloodnale Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see macaws like these almost everyday, when I go to the stables to take care of ''my'' horse ;p

But they're beautiful birds, nonetheless :3
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DethhKat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Beautiful picture!
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CiacoAgain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Fantastic picture what lens did you use??
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Submitted on
July 17, 2012
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3000
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Aperture
F/5.3
Focal Length
210 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jul 15, 2012, 12:27:40 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
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