Sunday, October 18, 2009

A pair of parrots at Silver Springs Park

44 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Love the DOF here. My eye keeps going back and forth from bird to bird, then back again.

WHOA, make it stop!

Leif Hagen said...

Twins! Are their names Pete and Repete! Just back from a little vaca in Door County, Wisconsin - been there?

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Nope! I tried once, but they slammed the door in my face. I didn't think that was very nice, so I went to Floor County, but I can't remember which state that was in...the state of confusion, methinks.

Hope you had fun. But, I was wondering where your black eye came from, and Allison said you ran into a door.

James said...

Great picture Jacob. I really like their eyes.

B SQUARED said...

Love the Blue and Gold Parrots. Never met one that wasn't photogenic.

Lee Spangler said...

I like animal shots and it especially nice to see these parrots close-up. I don't think I'd want them as pets. I know they make quite a mess.

Olivier said...

superbe portrait, ils sont tres beaux

Vogon Poet said...

You found a Swedish parrot and his clone! This is a far better catch than the houses...

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and colorful shot !! I love parrots !! This is fantastic Jacob !Unseen Rajasthan

Paula said...

Funny fellows.

Antjas said...

Two old souls.

Lachezar said...

Love these guys! You captured perfectly their mischievous character sparkling in their eyes!

brattcat said...

They're used to being photographed, I think. What handsome creatures.

Jacob said...

@ VP - I knew there was a reason I was attracted to these silly birds!

Jim K said...

neat picture, great detail and color.

Memphis MOJO said...

I love the vivid colors, and two for the price of one -- hey, I like a bargain!

Small City Scenes said...

Good ol' Paul and Polly Parrot. They are so cute. MB

Lois said...

They look like they are trying to ignore you Jacob! They certainly are beautiful.

Per Stromsjo said...

Impressive shot. From what distance did you shoot these fellows?

Jacob said...

@ Per Stromsjo - These two were on a perch along the main promenade at Silver Springs. They were in the open, untethered, and I got about two feet from them to take this shot. They were quite unruffled by the whole business. I think they are used to funny people carrying funny black boxes which the funny people point at them.

Daryl said...

So one parrot said to the other 'that guy with the camera wants a shot, should we preen or pose'?

jusdealem said...

Great colors and detail!

Jarart said...

Those two would stand out in a crowd with all that color. They make a pretty pair.

jlge said...

Espectacular imagen, ese colorido se agradece a la vista, un saludo desde, José luis.

Bergson said...

the 2 last post are so colored

jlge said...

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Per Stromsjo said...

Not unlike that dog I encountered the other week. Didn't display one iota of interest in what I was up to. Come to think of it, maybe it was a doggie celebrity of sorts?

cieldequimper said...

Ah the Swedes again. Did you have a nice conversation?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

These two look like they might be best buddies. Net photo, Jacob!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Yes, we did. I asked if he Polly wanted a cracker, and he said "Do I look like that kind of parrot?"

Tricia said...

Oh they're a beautiful pair & so clear!

Rose said...

Oh, so very beautiful!

Steffe said...

Vogon Poet said it!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Those have got to be the two prettiest parrots I have ever seen. I also like your horse banner.

Ken Mac said...

stunning stunning stunning. Bravo!

magiceye said...

superb portraiture!

Marie said...

Wow, they are beautiful. I have dreamed of having a "speaking" parrot since I "met" one in Austin (a colleague of mine there had one that kept talking all the time).

Jacob said...

@ Marie - I think a talking parrot would drive one crazy after awhile.

How did you like Austin? We have lived in both Dallas and Houston. Much prefer Florida, though.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Beautiful parrot portrait! I like parrots for their intelligence and their ability to imitate voices and sounds. Crazy stuff!

JM said...

Fantastic shot! The macaws should thank you! :-)

cieldequimper said...

:-))

Barbara Rahal said...

wonderful photos here, Im gonna follow you and not miss a beat, thanks fro coming and visit my blog :O)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are really gorgeous! Great photo, crisp and colorful!

Marie-Noyale said...

Good looking couple

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