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 By: Doyle D. Chastain  
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Photographer Doyle D. Chastain  Doyle D. Chastain {Karma:101119}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Nikon D50
Categories Wildlife
Pets
Film Format Digital RAW
Portfolio Feathers
Lens Nikon  105mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Uploaded 3/24/2007 Film / Memory Type Digital ISO 400
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 946 Shutter 1/60
Favorites Aperture f/4.0
Critiques 46 Rating
6.23
/ 11 Ratings
Location City -  Pomona
State -  CALIFORNIA
Country - United States   United States
About This is a simple shot of a Blue and Gold Macaw. Most of you know we raise and sale pet birds wholesale. These guys live free in South America . . . and are (IMO) beautiful. This beauty was sold at the last birdmart in Pomona, California. 80 year life span and beautiful, irridescent blue feathers. Intelligent too. Doesn't do the dishes yet though. :(

(105mm; SB-8oo Speed light - TTL - bounce flash; ISO 400; 1/60 sec; f/4.0; 0 ev; mode IIIa s(RGB); Manual; Light adjusted in Capture NX)
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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/26/2009
Pice of cake....

Expand the canvas, using the off-white color here at UF....then select it and select inverse...then add the drop shadow. :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/26/2009
Thanks very much Ahmed! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Stephen Rogers Stephen Rogers   {K:3370} 7/25/2007
BIP....Says it all. Very colorful. I really like the border and writing color you have here too. How do you make the shadow box on images in PS? Any suggestions would be great. Very nice image and congratulations on the BIP buddy.

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Ahmed Ismail Ahmed Ismail   {K:19853} 6/16/2007
Great detail and color! Simply beautiful!
Congrats on the BIP!
Regards, Ahmed

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/13/2007
Thanks VERY much Yamil. High praise from you!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Yamil Saenz Yamil Saenz   {K:12434} 4/13/2007
Superb shot my friend.
I don't know how I missed this great shot.
I did not know that you raise birds...
Congratulations for the BIP and keep them coming.
Yamil

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/9/2007
Go for it Clint . . . just let me see what ya' get!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Clint Tompkins Clint Tompkins   {K:1347} 4/5/2007
Doyle, Well, you did it again! I need permission to try and paint this bird! Painter Clint

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/29/2007
Thanks Marian!!!!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 3/28/2007
wow!!! striking colors!!!!
congratulations dear Doyle!!!! more than well deserved award!!!
Marian

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/27/2007
Boy, you don't miss much Robin. HEhehee . . . and suh-weeet it IS! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/27/2007
Thanks very much Jason!!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Robin Wickenkamp Robin Wickenkamp   {K:16318} 3/27/2007
BIP...suhhhh-weet!



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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 3/27/2007
beautiful capture Doyle and congrat on the award it is definitely deserved. colours and DOF are spot on well done

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/26/2007
Hehehee . . . Thanks Elisa . . . now if the wife would agree . . .

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 3/26/2007
A colourful bird like this deserves a studio, LOL :))) Thanks for your reply!

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/26/2007
Thanks Elisa! Fix the BG as well as . . . uhhhh . . . what? In truth, I would have preferrred a BG of ferns and a waterfall . . . but you get what you get. I set for a shallow DOF to blur the people but don't know what else I could do . . . you know . . . without it becoming a little . . . shall we say . . . uhhhh . . . fake-ish?

Anyway, I do see the point about the distraction it just doesn't seem to bother me as much. Perhaps, since we raise birds, some pull down backdrops with appropriate scenery and studio style shots would be cool . . . now see? Ya got me thinking! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/26/2007
Oh I will Michelle . . . uhhhhhhh . . . after I get used to it? Well . . . might not want to wait THAT long! . . . How about a year from now instead? LoL!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 3/26/2007
Hi Doyle! What a colourful bird with awesome details ... to be honest, I find the bg a bit distracting here :( ... I´m sure you can fix that, as well :)

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 3/25/2007
Oh My Goodness was I waaaaaay off! Congratulations Doyle !!! You deserve it ! That must be about the largest, does the most , etc, ? Let me know how you LOVE it after you get used to it okie doke ?

Regards,
Michele~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
HEHEHEheheee . . . A D200 BAY-BEEE!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 3/25/2007
I thought I read that Doyle !! A D70 now right ?
Congratulations !!!!! Oh and it looks like you've managed pretty well to be starting all over :))

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Hey John . . . Thanks so much for the . . . uh oh. Hummingbirds next? Arrrrgh! And here I thought I get nothing but sunshine and pillow fluff from you tonight!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks Liz . . . He was a real charmer and show off too!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks Lisa. They routinely outlive their owners and need to be remembered in wills! But they are very smart, beautiful and they can scream . . . LOUD. Hehehee.

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks very much Michelle. Now I have to start learning myself all over . . . ( giggle ) I just got a new toy!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Well . . . thankee very much Rob!!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

:)

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Heheheee . . . Did I just give UF the bird?? Oooops! :) Thanks Jan!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks very much Ayman!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks very much Gennaro!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Thanks Dave!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
Gracias Alicia, mi amiga! ¡Estos tipos encantan! ¡Y hermoso!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 3/25/2007
¡Da las gracias tanto mi amigo!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Srna Stankovic Srna Stankovic   {K:172232} 3/24/2007
Beautiful portrait my dear Doyle :) !!!
Excellent presentation of beauty and intelligence :) !!!
7 +
Hugs
Srna

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Ace Star Ace Star   {K:21040} 3/24/2007
beautiful shot Doyle! amazing clarity, and colors .... perfect capture of this lovely bird :)
brother do you shot raw or jpeg?
thanks

good luck

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AJ Miller AJ Miller   {K:49168} 3/24/2007
80 YEARS?! (Alright, stop shouting John...)

This is really very nice. Wonderful colours, great detail offset against an unobtrusive background.

Ah ha, but you've CC'd it (as though I wouldn't go for it anyway!) So, perhaps the background could be even more unobtrusive - that man in glasses at the back on the right is still just about discernable. And the macaw appears perhaps just a tad two dimensional - could he perhaps turn a touch towards the camera? Hey, I'm struggling here, but I can't let you get away scott-free!

AJ

PS. I've just had a sneek preview of the one I'm going to comment on next. And I've decided to tell you that I think this shot of the macaw is superb before I go any further!

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Liz Wallis Liz Wallis   {K:26133} 3/24/2007
A wonderful capture with great use of Dof to bring him out of the shot. He is stunning Doyle. His colours are so vibrant and strong. such a beautiful creature and the detail you have captured in his feathers is excellent.
Cheers
Liz

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So Cal Photograhper   {K:18529} 3/24/2007
It's amazing that these birds have such a long life span. They are beautiful to look at with the colors of their feathers. I'm sure they are also hard to part with when they are sold.

Beautiful colors, excellent focus and the DOF - perfect!

Lisa

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 3/24/2007
Hi Doyle,

This is picture purrrrrfect as Jan put it, in my book too . I love the clariy , colors, and textures of this beauty - Ohhhh and the 'about' I am glad he's got a new home :)) Also love the DOF--- and the FRAME -
7++++++++++

Best Regards,
Michele~

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Robin Wickenkamp Robin Wickenkamp   {K:16318} 3/24/2007
Wowwee (it does TOO fit the description of a real critique!)...ditto what Jan said!

:) Robin

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Jan Hoffman Jan Hoffman   {K:39467} 3/24/2007
Simple but beautiful and arresting detail and color. Bird-book quality in IMHO. Gotta be a 7+++++.
--Jan

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ayman zakaria   {K:1892} 3/24/2007
very nice shot, well done

ayman zakaria

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Gennaro  Manna   {K:21301} 3/24/2007
excellent portrait, great detail and colors...congrats
gennaro

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 3/24/2007
A beautiful capture of this colourful bird, Doyle! Excellent detail in the feathers, eye and beak, too. Very nicely done!
Dave.

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Alicia Popp   {K:87532} 3/24/2007
Encantador con esos colores brillantes en su plumaje... felicitaciones es un excelente retrato!

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Gustavo Scheverin Gustavo Scheverin   {K:164498} 3/24/2007
Logrado retrato de vivos colores.
Felicitaciones!

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