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I have been blown away by some of the bird images I have seen here since my return. It is a subject matter that I only just discovered in Africa, mainly due to the rich variety and colour that I saw out there.

I thought that as a novice in this area I would therefore upload one of mine to get some advice and guidance from the many experts out there.

This one is a Knysna Turaco (formerly lourie) captured during a walk in Wilderness National Park. I would have loved to have caught one in flight with its striking red underfeathers, but alas not to be!

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Knysna Turaco
Username:forestrich forestrich
Uploaded:3 Jan 2010 - 10:39 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Iain_Proudfoot
Iain_Proudfoot e2 Member 840 forum postsIain_Proudfoot vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 11:09 AM

A great photograph.

Regards, Iain.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 - 11:28 AM

Great image. Brian

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WL_Harris
WL_Harris e2 Member 6WL_Harris vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 11:30 AM

Beautiful bird and you in my opinon did great !
Nice colors and detail and seperation from the bg.
Very well done.
Lee
( I'm not one of the experts you seek but I do like this shot anyways )

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 12:34 PM

Beautiful shot indeed

Chris

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Rev2
Rev2 e2 Member 5243 forum postsRev2 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 12:50 PM

Fabulous photo and I bird I hope to see in S.A. in March, wish me luck!

Dave J

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 2:41 PM

A great pose and good detail and colour.
Joan.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 4:08 PM

Joan got in first with all I was going to say about this fantastic image. - gary

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NigelClements
NigelClements e2 Member 5NigelClements vcard England
3 Jan 2010 - 6:44 PM

gorgeous creature, well captured.

Nigel.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 7:03 PM

Well captured, lovely image.
Tony

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martinjp
martinjp e2 Member 6martinjp vcard Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 7:57 PM

superb pose and facial detail, lovely comp too...

Martin.

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AshTree
AshTree e2 Member 51702 forum postsAshTree vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 9:21 PM

What a beautiful looking bird - and beautifully captured! (One subject where you wouldn't want 'red eye reduction' on Wink)
Theresa

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2010 - 9:41 PM

Great shot of one of the many beautiful birds in Africa - I like the "make-up" in these species - You've captured fine detail lovely bright eye and great colour, great shot - don't know what your apperture was set on but for a bird this size you need at least 7.1 - 9 - cheers Ina

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forestrich
forestrich e2 Member 7forestrich vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 - 9:53 PM

Thank you for all your comments.
Thank you Ina especially. I have been shooting this sort of image with probably too large apperture in order to isolate background and get faster speed, only to find parts of the subject out of focus.
Just the kind of advice I was hoping for.

Rich

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13335 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2010 - 8:31 AM

Great capture,
Alan

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gillykins
gillykins e2 Member 6gillykins vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2010 - 12:05 PM

Superb!
Gill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2010 - 2:03 PM

Great shot of this stunning looking bird. Great 'pose' too.
Ronnie.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2010 - 5:47 PM

What a stunning looking bird,lovely detail and colours !! Great shot

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley e2 Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2010 - 9:14 AM

A cracking shot. Beautiful detail on a beautiful bird. Paul

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