In the Melacca resort, they have an animal safari opens in the day. We explored the place for at least 5 hours before it closes at 5PM or 6PM.
In between hours, they have some scheduled shows in certain locations. This photo was taken in the bird show at noon.
In order to generate some funds for feeding the birds, they have this parrot flying around to "collect" the fund. The parrot will fly to the hand's of any person with a RM10 red color note sticking up. A kind father(I persume)hugged the kid with the note on his hand. I guessed the grip must be quite hard from the expression.
I was standing probably 6 meters away and shot this with 300mm. This photo was cropped tightly to focus on the parrot and kid. Lucky for me to catch the split second action.
You can see another photo of this parrot dropping the money into the box in workshop.
Hope you like this photo as much as I like the bird show. We had a great time there and went home happy.
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robertosalguero (246) 2006-08-16 22:21
Leave the child alone! Nice picture Chai. I like his expression. The colours of the composition are very good. Thanks for sharing.
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-08-16 22:41
A very charming photo!. Cute expression on the boy, and kudos to the very well trained bird. Best wishes.
andreng (265) 2006-08-17 2:59
Nice shot Chai. You can see the talons of the parrot gripping hard on the child's hand resulting in that painful expression. Could feel it myself. Your patience with your 300mm paid off.
hmdparsi (489) 2006-08-17 3:51
this is realy a nice moment.perfect DOF& nice composition.I love the baby's face.
lybil (879) 2006-08-17 3:59
Ten Rigghat to stop the torture :) Very nice and sharp decisif moment in your picture. So pittyfull for the boy ;)
jhm (146700) 2006-08-18 7:01
What face expression of this child, I think through the pain! The colours of the composition are very good. A specially portrait!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
Tue (31064) 2006-08-19 7:56
Good picture, great timing! You captured the expression on the child's face very well. Good work!
thsteff (0) 2006-08-19 13:24
Ouch i can feel the pain in the kids eyes.
jemaflor (91349) 2006-08-20 3:45
Well taken, good timing, funny ... euh, not for this children !
aloyho (6798) 2006-08-24 7:49
Must be an exciting wait and the result is most satisfying. The DOF allowed a more intense appreciation of the expression on the child's face. It must be quite an experience for him. Brilliant shot!! Have a nice day.
MIG13 (0) 2006-08-25 11:18
Hi, Chai! What an amazing and nice pic! The child's face is a must! Well done, my friend! greetings from Rio! Miguel.
pablominto (53746) 2006-08-28 4:54
Oh my dear! Birds are not always as nice as they look like.... But I'm sure there was no offence meant!
Priceless expression on the boy's face, situation very well captured!
Well done my friend!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-09-04 13:45
what great timing here, I like it very much, very good work here, well done
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-09-29 5:57
very interesting picture. The expression on the face of this child is incredibble. You were on the decisive moment.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-10-04 10:31
Excellent composition. Love the way you captured the expression of this kid. Well done!
With Greetings from India
oochappan (16355) 2006-10-04 14:55
Perfect moment to see his expression of pain of the claws of the bird, well framed and fine to see the WS to make this happening clear with your note, an excellent photo very well presented.
Aspirin (278) 2006-10-11 7:23
Nice shot. Sharp and well focused.
The Child expression is nice.
rajju (1345) 2006-12-04 13:58
its a very good capturing of the childs face..and we can obviously see what is happening...very clear image!
Benedict (7076) 2008-06-02 22:24
that's painful! timely capture of that pain reaction on this boy's face. ..and the cuckatoo is enjoying it!
- Copyright: chai TY (chaity) (1539)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-13
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Children of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 22:17
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