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Bird of a Feather


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

I don't fancy myself to be a bird or flower photographer like so many of you are.
BUT this fella really caught my eye while walking from here to there on Waikiki Beach.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Bird of a Feather


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

I don't fancy myself to be a bird or flower photographer like so many of you are.
BUT this fella really caught my eye while walking from here to there on Waikiki Beach.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (40)

  • sherri
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 01:31
It's so beautiful. Amazing color and detail. Your image is spectacular.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are kind, Sherri. Thank you.
  • Chichi
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 02:12
I like the colors very much.
Ginnie Hart: The colors definitely grabbed me, ChiChi!! smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jun 2008, 02:35
Wonderful detail in the bird...perfect background...totally gorgeous crop and frame... Oooooooo!
Ginnie Hart: You would have had a heyday with him for sure, Ray. smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 23 Jun 2008, 03:10
Wow. Beautiful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Aussie. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2008, 04:57
....bird to Ginnie....(see the expression of this handsome fella, he is looking up to the sky) so the bird says to Ginnie....'here we go again, I am not able to catch a nice capture of flowers and birds'.
......and may I ask what this is....ÉÉN ontzettend mooie brilliante foto, one fabulous geourgious picture.
Love the colours, great crop, great DOF lovely border, do I need to add some more, dit is prachtig, meer dan je weet...wink
Ginnie Hart: Okay, okay! You give me the confidence to do these more often. You know me...new territory and all...not that that would stop me. smile Ontzettend bedankt. You're my #1 fan club. smile
  • FLOOG
  • Dreaming of an escape
  • 23 Jun 2008, 05:47
Beautiful creature, and a wonderful photograph.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 23 Jun 2008, 06:03
WOW!Wonderful image.Amazing color...great background smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Zohre. It amazed me that the bird just sat there like it expected me to take it's picture...or was just waiting till I did so. smile I guess it was pretty used to us tourists!!!
  • Stan
  • 23 Jun 2008, 06:06
Wowser! Great colour and detail in the feathers.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Stan, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 23 Jun 2008, 07:40
Fantastic shot! Great colors and details.
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to take this, Arash. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Walking in Derbyshire(Chatsworth House area)
  • 23 Jun 2008, 07:52
What are you talking about woman flowers, birds or what ever the subjet you always capture it to perfection. Praise where praise is due.
Great detail and the colouring is fantastic.smile
Ginnie Hart: I think I do better with my big lens, Tracy, so maybe I will gain more confidence. Thanks for being in my fan club, Musketeer. smile
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2008, 07:52
Ginnie, great job, so crisp. I like pictures with a good sharpness. And you also a good bird photographer .. i think you blog has a very good quality and you have not only one theme and that's very good.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Klaus. I am a good Gemini in that I have too many interests...more than I can handle. grin But I do love learning new things and my bigger lens is giving me confidence to do birds and flowers more often. Thank you.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England
  • 23 Jun 2008, 08:09
Beautifully done Ginnie. The touch of light on his back, the background being an ideal colour and the catchlight in his eye. Quality Ma'am
Ginnie Hart: You are making my confidence grow by the minute, Bill. smile Thank you kindly.
Excellent portrait Ginnie, more pleasewink
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. As my confidence grows with the big lens, I'm quite sure you will see more, Nigel. Thank you!
Delightfully sharp image of a sharp bird with a sharp eye and sharp beak.
The colours in the whole image are yummy.
richard
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely a yummy experience for me, Richard. smile Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 08:32
Gorgeous Blue and Gold Macaw. Did you know that a bird blushes when they get embarrassed? No joke!!
Ginnie Hart: No, Helen, I did not know that! Who ever would have thought! Thanks for that piece of trivia. smile
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 23 Jun 2008, 08:43
Stunning shot. The colours are amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jessie, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 23 Jun 2008, 09:03
He moved his beak, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm very sure he did, Chad!!! It happens, you know, unlike cat-eyes! smile
Wonderful capture Ginnie. Great details and DOF. The colours are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Fantastic
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Thanks, Atunbi.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2008, 10:23
Ginnie, please don't hide your light under a bushel, you a r e a bird photographer, oo, and I admire the wonderful colors and feathers like "Samt und Seide" of this prachtige King! The shades of green on the background are very nice! A good time in Amsterdam!
Ginnie Hart: OK, Philine. I will start being more of a dare-devil with my bigger lens, since it seems to handle these shots better. Thanks for your vote of confidence. smile
You're a bird photographer now. Fabulous!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Y'all are making me feel like one whether I am or not. Thanks a million, Mary. smile
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2008, 12:03
awesome animal portrait Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal.
Ginnie, whatever subject you choose you're a fantastic photographer. Likey.
Ginnie Hart: Flattery will get you everywhere, Bridge! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia on sick leave
  • 23 Jun 2008, 12:47
And Ginnie you caught his eye too great shot
Ginnie Hart: I think his eye was what surprised me the most, Vintage. smile Thanks.
Wow. The color rendition and detail are amazing (as usual), and you managed to get sharp plus greeney bokeh! Super image in every way.
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make me smile, Karima. smile Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 14:59
This shot looks very expert to me! I particularly enjoy the fine detail and color in his feathers.
A striking picture!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Don. Thank you.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2008, 15:43
What a beautiful bird ... so many details and so sharp. Great !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Carsten. That means a lot.
Impressive colourful capture here Ginnie, one thing though, wish your focus was on the head
Ginnie Hart: HA! And I was thankful I got his eye! grin I think he was talking to me, which is the rest of his head, for sure.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 17:50
Great detail on the feathers and good DOF. Very well done, Ginnie! How is the knee?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin. The knee is doing well and thanks for asking. I am walking like "normal" and am doing my exercises. Stretching the knee to full range of motion will take time, I guess, but I'm seeing progress every day! YAY!
What an absolutely fabulous shot! The detail and colour are remarkable. Bravo! I love this one. smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Alex! Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 23 Jun 2008, 19:46
After this, I'll fancy you one. The colors and detail, yes. And something about that look on his face.
Ginnie Hart: I'm getting more confident, Ruth. smile Thanks.
A lovely bird looking for a shoulder to sit on Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think for sure, Brian. How fun. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jun 2008, 23:11
Excellent detail and the dof background compliments his colours to a T. Not a bird photographer - Hah!
Ginnie Hart: Well, my confidence is growing after this one, Louis, thanks to people like you. Thank you kindly!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 06:14
This is a superb image.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kanyi. Thanks. smile
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 10:30
You've got all the lovely colors here, but the eyes just don't do it for me. They are kinda creepy.
Ok - A day late, but loving it still. I haven't been on my laptop lately.. Need a break..

Just loving the photo. What a perfect capture, congrats!
Very nice portrait of parrot! The colors are greats!
You have captured some very beautiful details and colours in the feather - I would be very happy if this was my pic wink
Perfectly sharp- and still alive. Well done!
  • Jany
  • France
  • 1 Jul 2012, 10:03
Joli portrait animalier...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jany. Merci.

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