Maa... Caaw!

© Norman P. Banks

Maa... Caaw!

Uploaded: April 29, 2004 07:56:19


Original shot of Macaw at Lion Country Safari in W. Palm Beach, Fla. Spot metered in Ap prio mode, f5.7 @ 1/28 sec, fl47mm ISO-125. Orig shot perfect, except head of parrot out of focus. Applied fresco and black shimmer filters to salvage shot. Critique welcomed!


Dale Ann Cubbage April 29, 2004

Great colors and effects Norm! I think it looks great! #122711

Norman P. Banks April 29, 2004

Piwakila (thanks) Dale Ann! (smile)

During the shot the bird moved its head slightly which at 1/5.7 sec was enough to put it just out of focus. No matter what I did, it still did not look right! (frown)

Norm ,:-) #509290

Norman P. Banks April 29, 2004

Correction Dale Ann. The shutter speed was 1/28 sec. (lop sided grin)

Norm ,:-) #509300

Robin L. Wehrman April 29, 2004

Excellent shot of the Macaw, and beautiful colors, well done Norman!!! #509745

Diane Addonizio level-classic April 29, 2004

Looks great to me Norman!! #510030

Norman P. Banks April 29, 2004

Thank you Robin for that nice comment.

I felt that I had to do something with this pic. The colors were so viberant and the birds tail & tree trunk made a perfect inverted V.

Norm ,:-) #510032

Norman P. Banks April 29, 2004

Thanks Diane, glad you like it!

Norm ,:-) #510035

Diane Addonizio level-classic May 13, 2004

congratulations,Norm! #534961

Norman P. Banks May 13, 2004


Norm ,:-) #535909

Jean Papo May 13, 2004

Great "salvage," Norm!!! We wouldn't have known had you not mentioned it, for sure! Beautiful work - love your style! Congratulations! #536073

Norman P. Banks May 13, 2004

Thanks very much Jean!

I've been away from the site for a day and BOOM! (smile)

Norm ,:-) #536115

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 13, 2004

Congrats Norman! Pretty image! #536514

Dale Ann Cubbage May 14, 2004

Congrats Norm! I'm so proud of you! (big goofy grin) #536980

Robin L. Wehrman May 14, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist well deserved Norman!! #539338

Carol Engstrom level-addict May 14, 2004

Nice shot, Norman. Congrats! #539445

Susie Peek-Swint May 14, 2004

Cool effects Norman ~ congrats!! #539580

Norman P. Banks May 15, 2004

Thanks for the kind words Leanne, Dale Ann, Robin, Carol & Susan. All you ladies are SUPER!

Because of you all, this site ROCKS with the Feminine pinciples of Support, Nourishment & Compassion!

I am pulling for all of you to get some of that pie, if not the whole thing! (Big Smile)

Good luck!

Norm ,:-) #541303

Carolyn J. Connolly December 17, 2004

Beautiful, Norm - the colours are incredible!! I love the effects, too!! Congratulations on this one being selected as a Finalist earlier this year - very deserved! :) #981104

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