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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
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  5 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

Beautiful shot indeed

Chris

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Rev2
Rev2  4217 forum posts 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 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 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

gorgeous creature, well captured.

Nigel.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 - 7:03 PM

Well captured, lovely image.
Tony

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martinjp
martinjp  5 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  51702 forum posts 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  7 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
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 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2010 - 8:31 AM

Great capture,
Alan

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

Superb!
Gill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 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  5 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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