Day 75 - Out of the Ordinary


So I stopped at Subway today to get lunch and sitting there in the parking lot on the side mirror of a car was this beauty. I have never been so up close to a parrot before! I snapped picture after picture and he didn't budge. It was the coolest thing ever! By the way, according to the hubs, the bird nerd, it is properly called a Green-winged Macaw.




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42 comments:

Anne U said...

Great color and detail.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Great opportunity and great shot!

Kimberly said...

That is incredible! Great photo!

Mari said...

What a cool thing to see in the parking lot! He's beautiful!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful details and bokeh !

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful, Misty! Such bright colors--love the shallow dof.

Kathleen said...

So pretty! And what in the world was he doing out there? Do you live outside of the US?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

He is certainly colorful.What a beak!

Kristin said...

Wow, good thing you had your camera along with you! I'm impressed that you carry it with you even when you go someplace like Subway. The color on this shot and your dof are lovely, and your detail is amazing, especially for full sun shot. Nice job!

Gisele said...

beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. I love the texture in his beak

Jaime said...

How neat! Where was his owner? ...or do you just live somewhere exotic? ;)

Kara said...

nice photo! My MIL had a parrot.. those things are LOUD! :) Beautiful though.. so amazingly pretty!

Melissa said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning! How awesome you got so close to him, he's beautiful.

karren said...

Holy Cow! I'm trying to see where you live!!! And to think I was excited to see Spring's first Robin this morning!

Bobi said...

amazing shot. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. great work.

Susan said...

Gorgeous photo! Beautiful colors.

Jacki said...

You can almost see him keeping his eye on you. Great shot.

Chelsea said...

How funny to find him outside a Subway! Great shot, I love the colors!!

snapshots2011 said...

What a lucky shot! He was just sitting there? Awesome- love the detail in his face

Amy said...

Wow, gorgeous shot!

Chesney said...

I am so jealous you find these in parking lots! I'm in awe of this image!

Clara said...

He was a perfect model, and you did him proud. This is a gorgeous image. The DOF is great.

Carlynn said...

Ha ha ha! Love the nickname you've given your hubby. Great colors.

gottaluvboyz said...

Oh, wow...what a great discovery!!!! The colors in this photo are just beautiful!

Shannon said...

COOL!! I love the "bird nerd" nickname. And I'm cracking up at everyone trying to figure out where you live. ; )

Sandra V. said...

you found this bird in the parking lot?! wow! great shot and i love the 'bird nerd' moniker - too funny!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Such a beautiful bird. Great capture.

Henrietta said...

I love parrots with many colors, that is great bird:)
Have really nice weekend
Thank for stopping by blog

lisa said...

What a magnificent creature Misty, and so beautifully captured!! Thank you for your visit. It is how I found you here, and I am so glad I did, What a lovely blog you have!
I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

so sharp and fabulous color

Sarah Halstead said...

I love it!

Flower Photography said...

WOW what an awesome opportunity out of the blue!

Maryvel Friesen said...

That is one beautiful bird! Man! You are one lucky person! To find something like this, so perfect for the challenge? Amazing! I think you should go and get a lottery ticket today! This is definitely your lucky day! :)

Brooke said...

very cool find!!! Glad you could share with p64!

Cat said...

He's amazing!!

Karen said...

I read through all the comments trying to find out where you are! A parrot in the parking lot? How wonderful and your shot is absolutely gorgeous!

LisaF said...

I scanned your blog as well to find out where parrots perch on cars in parking lots! What a fabulous find!

longneys said...

What a beautiful bird! I can't believe it was taken in a parking lot! Of all the places to find such a beautiful specimen. Well done.

traceyjj said...

I can only echo everyone else's comments about how stunning this image is. I love the colours, the depth of field, the "pose"... its simply wonderful!

Tara said...

wow, amazing!!!! Gorgeous!

MomLaur83 said...

Scarlet Macaw! I've got a blue macaw going up on mine ;0)

Tanyia said...

Holy wowsers! That is one amazing shot, such clarity! I love it! I am stopping by from LEM's Vibrant challenge!