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The Parrot on the Hand

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 400 105 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

impeccable bright, earth colors! very well presented!

10 Sep 2011 5:04am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A tender shot, and at the same time a dramatic shot. I love the contrast between the brown hand and the green bird. The details are wonderful.

10 Sep 2011 5:58am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! best capture
well done
and very nice focus

10 Sep 2011 6:10am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Superb capture of the colors !

10 Sep 2011 6:40am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic colors and great framing.

10 Sep 2011 7:03am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I like the contrast in the colours.

10 Sep 2011 7:06am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great shot

10 Sep 2011 7:12am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente contraste, magnificos colores y detalle, saludos!!

10 Sep 2011 7:25am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing composition. Just wonderful. 5*

10 Sep 2011 7:28am

Z from Shanghai, China

Love the color contrast!

10 Sep 2011 8:09am

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely composition...

10 Sep 2011 8:11am

STEED from D, France

As in good time of Piratery ...........................I LOVE !!!!! Excellent...

10 Sep 2011 8:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful colours, nice capture

10 Sep 2011 8:14am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This green just pops. Wonderful.

10 Sep 2011 8:30am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing....perfect exposure ...A++

10 Sep 2011 8:41am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

something exceptional, full of beauty and delicacy, a real treat for the eyes, fantastic picture, Mary.

you deserve today, five kisses like five suns, to start the day.

10 Sep 2011 8:45am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..Superb contrast in color !!

10 Sep 2011 8:49am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Better than two in the bush so they say :)

10 Sep 2011 9:04am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful colors and great contrast hand/bird

10 Sep 2011 9:50am

tataze from France

Thaks for our comment in my blog. Beautifull colors. Good day

10 Sep 2011 10:27am

@tataze: never been on your page so far :) mistake for sure ;)

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely frame. Beautiful parrot. Nice contrast. :)

10 Sep 2011 11:17am

cajera from France

Ah! A color photo, You know take it :-)
Very nice contrast between the black hand and the colors of the bird
Very beautiful exposition

10 Sep 2011 11:32am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful image. Great colour and detail.

10 Sep 2011 11:52am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful colours

10 Sep 2011 12:10pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Fabulous focus. A bird in the hand worth so so much.

10 Sep 2011 12:19pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

An offer of freedom declined...great color. best…jf

10 Sep 2011 12:34pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

beautiful colours and detail !

10 Sep 2011 12:46pm

Landy from Miami, United States

buen color y textura en esta imagen un buen fin de semana saludos

10 Sep 2011 12:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful tender moment between these two! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

10 Sep 2011 1:13pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent tones, position and contrasts in colour - just beautiful I also really like the concentrated view here with darker areas around ...a wonderful piece here Mariana. I hope you are having a good weekend ..we are busy busy busy as usual ;-)

10 Sep 2011 1:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb image et magnificent composition. Nice day Mariana.

10 Sep 2011 1:39pm

metanat from mashhad, Iran


as same as always ...veryyyy veryyyyy likeeeee

10 Sep 2011 1:49pm

SRM from Rome, Italy

simply beautiful...

10 Sep 2011 1:56pm

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

later more b&w shot!
great focus & cool shot
well done

10 Sep 2011 2:01pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime beaucoup cette photo avec la main d'une peau noire et les couleurs de l'oiseau où on peut y passer un message contre le racisme et la discrimination
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

10 Sep 2011 2:21pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful capture, Mariana! Beautiful colors of the bird and the contrast between the gentle delicate bird on such rough worker's hand. I love this!

10 Sep 2011 2:47pm

@Laurie: thanks Laurie ;)

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe photo, un magnofique contraste de couleur

10 Sep 2011 2:57pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

So nice Mariana! The balance of colors is actually ideal

10 Sep 2011 3:00pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

A wonderful contrast is this shot Mariana!!

10 Sep 2011 3:01pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Oh, how cute !!

10 Sep 2011 3:41pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel captage et compo sueprbe ce petit oiseau vert sur la main superbe

10 Sep 2011 3:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful detail in the hand. Wonderful shot!

10 Sep 2011 4:27pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

great shot ! :)

10 Sep 2011 4:54pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice catch.

10 Sep 2011 5:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Wonderful. 5 stars. The shot of the week !

10 Sep 2011 5:51pm

@Calusarus: of the WEEEEK ? no way :) my shot yesterday is million time more interesting than this one ;)

Jani from Sweden

absolutely gorgeous!

10 Sep 2011 6:04pm

@Jani: thx jani ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful combination of colors and perfect composition. I like this one a LOT!

10 Sep 2011 6:25pm

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

oh great! It is soo sharp...! This deserves a spotlight!!

10 Sep 2011 6:26pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

excellent colours, magnificent expression

10 Sep 2011 7:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful colours and contrasts and a very strong and evocative motif!

10 Sep 2011 8:04pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent colors and I love the amount of details.

10 Sep 2011 8:13pm

Behnam from Esfahan, Iran

A lovely bird sitting on a strong hand !
I also like the shallow depth of field of this photo.

10 Sep 2011 9:07pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great and beautiful color contrast.
Nicely photograped and a very nice composition

10 Sep 2011 9:46pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I think the hand is the real strength of this picture, You can see so many stories in the making just by concentrating on those fingers.

10 Sep 2011 10:14pm

Andrew from United States

Great closeup and lovely framing of this bird in hand.

10 Sep 2011 10:57pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

great hands!

10 Sep 2011 11:59pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

She must be happy on her master's hand. Nice hand.

11 Sep 2011 2:21am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

a beautiful photo/ fine friendship between the bird and the man

11 Sep 2011 3:24am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Quelles magnifiques couleurs !
Cela donne bcp de douceur au cliché et crée une superbe harmonie entre l'oiseau et l'homme
Superbe moment de grâce

11 Sep 2011 7:43am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Beautiful colors !!

11 Sep 2011 11:18am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wonderful theme with really impressive colors! great idea!!

11 Sep 2011 12:09pm

philippe from moselle, France

hou la la quelle capture !!! excellent ....

11 Sep 2011 6:36pm

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Trust and sensitivity in this beautiful moment.

12 Sep 2011 8:38am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful image, so tender the tiny delicate bird on the big hand

12 Sep 2011 9:36am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Very beautiful contrast in the hand with the parrot.

12 Sep 2011 8:45pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

quelle belle prise c'est trop beau

12 Sep 2011 9:55pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Perfect composition, magnificent color....outstanding work, Mariana:D

13 Sep 2011 9:06am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Amazing colors!

13 Sep 2011 2:50pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


13 Sep 2011 8:52pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a cute shot of this small parrot..

14 Sep 2011 8:31pm

Bruno F from France

Such a beautiful compo ! Fantastic color contrast too !

16 Sep 2011 6:19pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
105 mm