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Scarlet Macaw at the Lick


Posted by Charles Gangas on Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:04 pm

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After waiting hours for anything to arrive several Scarlet Macaws dropped down to the lick for a drink. I caught this guy looking my way as he took a brief pause.

Napo Wildlife Center
Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

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500mm f/4
1/320s @ f/7.1
ISO 2000
Gitzo w/ Wimberley II
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by Ron Day on Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:23 pm
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The dark background sets off this beautifully colored Macaw perfectly, Chuck. Amazing light and lovely detail. Excellent work.
 

by Gene Gwin on Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
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Charles, Looks nicer clicked on showing better details. Like the rocks and water providing a natural environment. Could see selectively brightening the bird just a tad to help it stand out.
 

by Paul Rossi on Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:57 pm
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Nice image - well worth the wait.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:03 am
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Wonderful colour palette and detail against the dark background, and the pose is the icing on the cake!

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