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The Parrot Man

You might remember this gentleman from one of the collages I posted earlier this year from the Thrumpton Country Fair.

I seem to remember someone remarked that this might be good on its own so here it is.

I have done quite a bit of work to the background using one or two of the specialist brushes in Elements 7 which I think has helped bring the main characters more to the fore.

Have a good weekend everyone, I will be posting over the weekend if you would like to look in.

The Parrot Man

You might remember this gentleman from one of the collages I posted earlier this year from the Thrumpton Country Fair.

I seem to remember someone remarked that this might be good on its own so here it is.

I have done quite a bit of work to the background using one or two of the specialist brushes in Elements 7 which I think has helped bring the main characters more to the fore.

Have a good weekend everyone, I will be posting over the weekend if you would like to look in.

comments (15)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2009, 00:06
A charming & well posed shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I made sure I was at the front when he done his show.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jul 2009, 03:02
That's a big macaw, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Certainly is Ray, but a lovely creature for all that.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Jul 2009, 05:46
beautiful Bird Brian, have a good weekend
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, enjoy the weekend yourself.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 31 Jul 2009, 07:13
He was keeping his beady eye on you Brian,nice picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, and I was keeping a beady eye on that beak smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2009, 08:15
Fine job Brian. Well composed and focuses the eye on the main subjects.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Savo, this was the best of a bunch I took of this pose.
  • Chad Doveton
  • did I ever tell you the one about a man who though
  • 31 Jul 2009, 09:40
Gorgeous plummage (I think that's what one says).
Brian Walbey: Yes I think that's the right word Chad, thanks for your comment.
Well worth a solo view Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, and a print of it is going in to an upcoming club competition, it won't win, the beak merges with the background too much IMHO.
Great looking bird Brian but I think I would have preferred it if the lighter background at the bottom had been toned down an I find it a touch distracting.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les. I concentrated so much on getting rid of the background that I missed that bit at the bottom.
definitely a bit of 'caw' and 'claw' in this one Brian.


I sort of recollect 'plumage' being the correct spelling ...( bloody know-all teachers )


richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2009, 16:47
I like how you've focused on the person and not the bird, the bird gives a nice foreground dof though, colorful but not distracting. Technicalities aside, I like this image! It reminds me of all those zoo bird shows I take my kid sister to.
Brian Walbey: It was after the chap had given a zoo type show that I managed to get this shot Mia. Thanks for your comment.
To cheer you up, on my screen the beak stands out very nicely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sheila, that's made my day.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 31 Jul 2009, 18:22
That is a BIG bird!
Brian Walbey: Quite big Mary, I kept my distance smile The birds were very well trained I must say.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2009, 20:08
He's a fine chap, Brian (the bird, that is!). Great colours, too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan.
Colourful birds Brian...but can be very noisy!
Brian Walbey: They certainly have a shrill cry when excited Ron.
Great portrait(s). Works well how you've got the bird larger in the foreground.
Brian Walbey: I stood in the front row just so I could get a good shot Mark, thanks for your comment.

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