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Mar 2013 Fred Schaad


Vancouver, British Columbia

Rosie is a Congo African Grey Parrot. African Greys are considered to be among the most intelligent
of all birds, even ranking alongside dolphins and chimpanzees for their ability to associate human
words with meanings, shapes and colours. Rosie typically makes a wide range of clicks, chirps,
warbles and water drop sounds – with the occasional “Cuckoo” thrown in for good measure. She will
often climb down off of her perch and come out to the pathway to say ‘hello’ to all the visitors,
although this is not particularly safe for her because she is rather small. If she does not want to
be picked up, she puts her beak down to the floor (or perch) to say “No, I’m not ready yet”. (Bloedel Conservatory)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ,Digital
1/800s, f/5.6, 200mm, ISO 1250 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Buba Jafarli07-Apr-2013 20:06
This impressive B&W portrait shows the great beauty of the patterns of feather! Well photographed and treated, Fred! V
Brad Claypole06-Apr-2013 00:04
Nice expressive capture - hard to get with animals V
Herbey Morales05-Apr-2013 04:19
Beautiful! v
joseantonio05-Apr-2013 03:49
Lovely portrait. Thank you for the additional information.V
Matthew Mannell05-Apr-2013 02:25
Killer portrait.
Don Mottershead05-Apr-2013 02:07
Wow! Terrific capture and processing. ~V~
Tom Munson05-Apr-2013 01:56
Rosie is a beautiful bird. Nice work in B&W, Fred!
Ann Pettigrew05-Apr-2013 01:54
Rosie is beautiful! They are amazing birds!