This entry for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award made it through to the finals.... Sadly the gong didn't come home to Edinburgh.
Backstory: Carlos was the third parrot of the day. And the brief was missing one vital concept – eccentricity. You need to be bonkers to keep what are the oddest birds ever. Part pet, part child they have demanding personalities.
The first two were African greys and they were shy, retiring, elusive and best shot from the hip. Carlos was a different matter. A complete counterpoint to Ambrose his feathered housemate. Colorful to the extreme he was relaxed and totally happy to pose especially as there was cake.
Why the AGA? Well the cake and of course they are big advertisers.