Red Parrot, the Scarlet Macaw – portrait


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Scarlet Macaw , a colourful parrot, photographed in Pairi Daiza, a marvellous themed zoo in Brugelette, Belgium

This red, blue and yellow parrot, the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao), is native to humid evergreen forests of tropical South America. It has suffered from local extinction through habitat destruction and capture for the parrot trade, but locally it remains fairly common. This colourful parrot is on the IUCN list of threatened species, status: Least concern (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/125 sec, f. 4,5 mm
focal length 180 mm , ISO 400
post edited in Lightroom and Photoshop
Date: Oct 5, 2013

TAGS: nature, animals, birds, parrots, scarlet Macaw, ara macao, South America, Belgium, zoo, wildlife, Brugelette, Pairi Daiza, red, blue, yellow, beak, eyes, portrait, plumes, feathers, preening, texture,

Featured in:
1. Art Universe (July 22, 2014)
2. Close-ups in nature (July 21, 2014)
3. Nature In Its Entirety (July 23, 2014)
4. Tuesday Afternoon (Aug. 3, 2014)

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