Pretty Boy by Lois  Bryan


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Featured in Grunge It Up August 15, 2012.
Top Ten in the “Red Birds” challenge in the Amazing Wildlife group June 19, 2011.
Featured in The Birds May 30, 2011.
Featured in Color Me A Rainbow – Red May 30, 2011.
Featured in Art Universe May 28, 2011.
Featured in Feelin’ Good May 26, 2011.
Featured in Let There Be Light May 26, 2011.
Featured in Tuesday Afternoon May 25, 2011.
Featured in Image Writing May 25, 2011.
Featured in This & That May 25, 2011.
Featured in High Quality Images May 25, 2011.
Featured in Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation May 25, 2011.
Featured in RedBubble’s Explore Photography and Digital Art sections May 25, 2011.

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The Scarlet Macaw is a member of the parrot family and is native to humid evergreen forests in the American tropics. Range extends from extreme south-eastern Mexico to Amazonian Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in lowlands up to 500 m (1,640 ft) (at least formerly) up to 1,000 m (3,281 ft). It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. Formerly it ranged north to southern Tamaulipas. It can still be found on the island of Coiba. It is the national bird of Honduras. paraphrased from Wikipedia

Image captured at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland May 5, 2011 with the Nikon D300 and 70-300mm vr Nikon lens, focal length 300mm. Textures, thanks to Skeletal Mess, Flypaper and Florabella, added in Photoshop CS4 along with some tinkering in Camera Raw and Capture NX2.


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  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenover 3 years ago

    wowowowowowowowowowowowowow WOW!

  • HAAH!!!!! I LIKE THAT COMMENT!!!!!! BAHAHAHH!!!! Thanks, sweetheart!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • branko stanic
    branko stanicover 3 years ago

    Great shot…

  • Many thanks, Branko!!!!! Glad you enjoyed it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 3 years ago

    holymoly, Lois!! Fabulous! and gorgeous!!!!!

  • HAHAH!!!! Thanks so much, sweetie … he was such a cutie pie … I really enjoyed playing with him!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

    He sure is………..wonderful work Lois :))

  • thanks so so much, Mariola … I’m trying to focus more on my getting the photography part right instead of always relying on Photoshop to pull me out of a bad shot. However. I still loooove Photoshop!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • linifer
    liniferover 3 years ago

    He is gorgeous Lois!!! Great shot hon!!! :))x

  • Thank you so so much, sweetie!!!!! Thrilled that you liked him!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 3 years ago

    A friend of mine has the same parrot (different color) What a beautiful image Lois!

  • Hi Ellen … they are THE most amazing creatures … it’s my understanding that they have the intelligence of 3 or 4 year old children!!! And I can believe it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    fabulous work Lois

  • Thanks so so much, Lissy!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 3 years ago

    wow Lois! incredible my friend, so beautiful xxx

  • Hi sweetie!!!! Thanks so so much!!!!! They are just gorgeous creatures … and so funny!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 3 years ago

    Wow…thats absolutely smashing Lois…those colours are fantastic….wowee!!

  • Wynnieeeee!!!! Thanks so so much, sweetie pie … honored that you enjoyed this one!!!!! : ))

    – Lois Bryan

  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    Super dooper brilliant and just downright fantastic portrait..with all the incredible zing this stunning birds have…you are an ARTIST!!

  • Ahhh Polly … me darlin’ gal … I’m especially happy that you found this one and liked it … you know how much I admire your images done in similar style … I thought it was time to start doing a few of them this way again myself. Have to admit, it’s been so long, I nearly forgot a couple of important steps!!! YIPE!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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