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    What a Galah !!

    Hope you're not all birded out by now (and haven't there been some beauties lately). Here is my effort from this afternoon in the front garden - a Rose Breasted Cockatoo, commonly called a Galah here in Australia. The term Galah is also a slang word used to describe someone who's a bit dim-witted.

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    What a Galah !!

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    Re: What a Galah !!

    That will do very nicely! Superb detail.

    I wondered about a crop at the right hand side (to just inside the leaves of that branch towards the top right) in order to take the bird off dead-centre ......... but then I changed my mind. I think the leaves at the right are maybe needed to balance up the leaves on the left.
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    Re: What a Galah !!

    Nicely done Dave. What a pretty bird. Looks like he has a deformed foot, poor guy. Great detail!

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    Re: What a Galah !!

    Very nice lighting and detail Dave.

    I think I would shave 5% width (or less) off on right hand side.

    Cheers,

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    Re: What a Galah !!

    Really lovely colours.

    makes our British birds look bit on the brown side,. :/

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    Re: What a Galah !!

    Thanks Donald, Paul, Dave and Sharon for your comments.

    I hadn't noticed his foot Paul but it does appear to be abnormal.

    Dave and Donald, a small crop off the right hand side would be worthwhile as it would remove those bright spots which are a little distracting.

    Sharon your birds might be a bit brown but the Scottish (speech) accents are colourful.

    Dave

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