African Grey Parrot

Contest Info

  • Started: 6/26/2014 10:00
  • Ended: 7/1/2014 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
African Grey Parrot
Contest Directions: This Saturday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Parrots are known to be one of the most intelligent bird species (along with ravens, crows and jays). They have exceptional language learning abilities and can naturally learn over 1000 words and use them in short sentences, as well as give answers to questions. They have been favorite pets of pirates who saw that parrots learned to understand words in several languages (pirate crews were naturally formed with people from different countries speaking different languages as part of the crews from captured ships always joined the Jolly Roger). African gray parrots, in particular, make great pets and develop life-long affection for their owners. (Ask prcdds if you don't believe us).
Photoshop this photo of the African grey parrot any way you wish. Many thanks to Snowmanradio for providing the photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 6/26/2014 10:00
    • Ended: 7/1/2014 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
19 pictures
  • Bear Taking a Joy Ride in a Pedal Car with a Parrot

    Bear Taking a Joy Ride in a Pedal Car with a Parrot
        • Oh Wow I had a peddle car like that when I was a kid. Well I had a bear too but not like that one. Great chop, thanks for the memory.
        • Thanks everyone!
          Yes Gummy, A pretty cool pedal car. It was a good find


        • I love the entry by itself. In the light of the contest though it'd be better to give the parrot a bigger space and emphasis in this composition.
          I used to have a similar pedal car too. Oh those childhood memories
        • Thanks very much Newsy! Understood..I did entertain the idea of a larger roll for the parrot, but his feet turned out to be way too... short to reach the pedals And SnackPack the Bear looked really strange sitting atop the bell..
        • Golden Congrats, SShot! A classic, thst could be an illustration in a childrens book
        • Thanks Geri, Toledo, 420, Gummy , Sulli, Lu, Balo, Hitz, Uncle-C, Doc, and NewsMaster.
          Thanks all for the great comments and votes..
          And Thanks for the Fave Jere!
        • Congrats on the gold Slapshot! Love the atmosphere of this one
        • Beautiful background and looks like a story. Nice. Congrats!
        • Thanks very much Andrew, Bob, Toledo, Gummy, 420, Icy, and Armatien.
          Yes Arm.. the bear is great! In my search I've seen a number of good bear stock photos. Evidently bears are quite expressive!
        • Congrats on the gold Splatshot! I really like the atmosphere on this one
        • Congrats on the gold, Splat! Yeah, would be hard to make the bigger parrot fit the current composition here, true. But something to keep in mind when choosing a composition and sources for the next one, perhaps
          As I said, it's a great job on its own, would do just as good in a Freak Show, I am sure! Congrats again!
        • Thanks Newsy! Usually my sources choose me! But...Yes I will keep this in mind.
        • Thanks Very Much 420! I am soooo happy you like this.!!! Again.. Thanks for the votes and the kind words.. it really means a lot to me...
  • African Parrot on Vacation

    African Parrot on Vacation
        • Thank you all. He's just getting some color in the sun!
        • Love the composition and the coloring work on the parrot - looks very natural!

          [Edited by User on 7/1/2014 6:07:36 PM]
        • Congratrs for the Silver, Toledo! Very clean and colorful
        • Congratulations, Toledo! Great comp...and just a Super Image.
        • Congrats on the silver, Tolego! Great to see you again!
  • Vladimir Putin with Two Grey Parrots

    Vladimir Putin with Two Grey Parrots
        • woo, were do u get the real looking Poo? is there/their an app for that?
        • Masters job done..Nice execution. Fanstastic work done
        • Bronze congrats, Wanderer

          [Edited by User on 7/1/2014 5:29:11 PM]
        • Congrats on Bronze, Andy! Great job of parrot pootin on Putin, while holding a straight flush! lol
        • Congratulations Andrew! Too good my friend! Putin's never looked so good.
        • Congrats on the bronze, Andrew! Cool new avatar too!
  • Exotic Mutant Parrotic

    Exotic Mutant Parrotic
        • Merge? Not quite so simple. It is a build and illustration. Thanks though. Thank you 420 too.
        • Excellent mixing and This is alien Parrot..
        • Could be a top player also in the human/animals contest.
        • Very impressive, and I agree with luciano!
        • Congratulations, Hit-man! Inspiring work my friend. First Rate! Just love it.
        • Wooden Congrats, HitMan! Awesome job of working the source into a bizarre, yet elegant piece of art!
        • Very unique! Congrats on the wood Hitspinner!
        • Congrats on the wood Hitspinner! One of my faves
        • Very, very beautiful. My favorite in this contest. Congrats on the Wood!
        • Congrats on the wood Hitspinner! This one is one of my faves
  • Parrot Hanging with Snoop Dogg

    Parrot Hanging with Snoop Dogg
        • or as they say in the Pacific NW: "Keep Clam." ( Ivar Haglund...)
        • That's a big party. But what about girls ?
        • Lol. Girls cook. These 2 are baking! Lol
        • That Dogg don't hunt...but he does smoke! Nice work Toledo
  • African Gay Parrots in Gay Parade

    African Gay Parrots in Gay Parade
        • Lovely colorization. Parrot on the left is a top.
        • It's a colorfest and nice job working with the wings on the parrots, Icy!
  • Dog in a Grey Parrot's Nest

    Dog in a Grey Parrot's Nest
        • Awwwwwwwwwwww, sweet puppy. I wish I was there to spoil him LOL
        • Great image Doc..LOL Kevin should know better...
        • Thought you would mate your parrot with souce parrot, but Kevin looked great! Excellent job
        • Is this the dog you've shoveled after so much?
        • That's the one, dd. Thanks, UncleChamp!
  • Rio the Grey Parrot

    Rio the Grey Parrot
        • Hahaha, that's perfect blending - you totally turned that serious sad parrot into a happy one!
        • Simply great. I would have added another Rio character.
        • Nice chop here! Clean work. Betcha it would have placed alot higher if you had put in on a different background & added a couple more characters.
  • Pirate's Pet Grey Parrot

    Pirate's Pet Grey Parrot
        • Parrot doesn't seem to really lean on her shoulder
        • Cool HH! Love the Pirate Girl's super long neck!
        • Wow, Ann Coulter never looked so good, HH! I beleive her actual neck is even longer than it is here
  • Two Grey Parrots Sitting in a Tree

    Two Grey Parrots Sitting in a Tree
        • hey it could happen, I saw an egg with two yokes once.
        • You should give them some difference in posture or colour
        • They're twins! Agree with Newsy, Excellent!!
  • Traffic Light Parrots in a Tree

    Traffic Light Parrots in a Tree
        • I like how you changed the shapes & sizes of the bird as well as the colors
        • Clever idea though coloring needs more work to look natural. Usually the shadow areas do not have colors as intensive as they mid with the shadow colors. So a natural color spread on an object under light and shadow is spread not so uniformly
  • Bald Eagle Parrot

    Bald Eagle Parrot
  • Barack Obama's Counselor for South America

    Barack Obama's Counselor for South America
  • Parrot Attacking Players on the Soccer Field

    Parrot Attacking Players on the Soccer Field
        • I started but it didn't look right. May get it right before deadline though. Thanks.
        • Nice! I would add a slight motion effect too
        • This is hilarious! He's one angry bird, and is really getting busy with players and causing so much havoc! Just wish it were a little bigger, but still awesome job Paco!
  • War Parrot

    War Parrot
        • A Parrot is leader of the battleground...
        • Judging by the parrot's helmet, he means business
  • Giant Parrot Island

    Giant Parrot Island
        • Nice idea. His claws need more work (the seem to be wiped out at certain point), and the parrot needs to cast shadows on the island
  • Grey Parrot In The Dining Room

    Grey Parrot In The Dining Room
        • His doubt is: is that a lamp or a cage ?
        • Clean work. The lamp looks like a cage indeed
        • Super clean with excellent perspective Crafty 1
  • Grey Parrot in a Cage

    Grey Parrot in a Cage
  • Parrot Wanted Poster with Posse

    Parrot Wanted Poster with Posse
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