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A Burchell's Coucal in our Coral tree. We have three this year that have moved in and it is such a delight to enjoy their amazing vocal interaction early mornings Smile
Thank you so much for your votes and comments on the snow drops yesterday and a special thanx to Ali and David for their treasured UA's - much appreciated !
Have a super Tuesday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Aug 2013 - 8:24 AM
Focal Length:198.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Burchell's Coucal 2
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:20 Aug 2013 - 3:45 AM
Tags:Burchell's coucal, Coral Tree, South africa, Swellendam, Wildlife / nature
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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:02 AM

Lovely photo, Herman. The red flowers make the image "pop".

Peter

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
20 Aug 2013 - 4:20 AM

Those red flowers are spectacular, Herman. Great shot of the bird.
M

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:25 AM

Excellent wild life picture.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
20 Aug 2013 - 4:57 AM

Generally one strong colour which stands out does the trick and your red does that. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:58 AM

Nice bird study and those flowers really add oomph to the image.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:00 AM

What a lovely bird, Herman, and the blooms on the tree give added interest to the image, great capture. Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 6:36 AM

Never seen anything like it Herman! looks so exotic...
Nice flowers as well! IB

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:41 AM

Wow, that's a fantastic looking bird Herman, well captured mate.

Andy

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
20 Aug 2013 - 6:45 AM

Colourful image with the flowers and the amazing looking bird.. I havent seen one of these before... overall a great image Herman GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 6:53 AM

Looks a fascinating bird..bet they're noisy!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin

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anglingandyq
20 Aug 2013 - 7:12 AM

A superb pin sharp capture with excellent detail Herman

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Mike_Reid
Mike_Reid  645 forum posts Scotland
20 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

Nice one Herman
MikeSmile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:42 AM

Reminds me of a stern looking judge, wonderful shot and no I've never been up before a judge.WinkWink

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:02 AM

How nice to see this lovely bird dailySmile
A Great shotSmile
NettaSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:12 AM

as I have said before .... lucky you to have these great photo opportunities so close

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digital_boi
20 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

nice to see this fine bird Herman I must look for a wav file to hear its call

Graham

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:38 AM

An excellent image, Herman!

Richard

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digital_boi
20 Aug 2013 - 8:40 AM

found its call sounds great see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D22EwszPjE

Graham

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
20 Aug 2013 - 8:44 AM

Lovely picture of a lovely bird. I read the words on your page - glad you don't use PS - what you see is what you took! My husband & I often argue about that, to alter or to take a good picture in the first place!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Aug 2013 - 8:52 AM

A beauty Herman, pleased to make it 30 for this fine image,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

Well placed in the frame, Herman, makes a very good composition.

Dave

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:13 AM

Great comp Herman, a great image of this fine looking bird, the red flowers are greatSmile


Cliff

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:19 AM

a beautiful bird on a very pretty perch.. it seems familiar Smile

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
20 Aug 2013 - 10:31 AM

The poor birdie ... It sits right on the thorns! Great scene of wild life of Africa, HermanSmile
Regards Valery

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 10:45 AM

The tree gives some idea of the environment

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 11:03 AM

Lovely bird HermanGrin
Diane

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 11:56 AM

Nice bird and nice flower - bit prickly though by the looks of it.
Joan.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:47 PM

A lovely shot, Herman. Pretty bright flowers and great feather detail on the bird.

Lavina

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 12:58 PM

A prickly perch, but a lovely one. I enjoy seeing your world through your lens.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 1:45 PM

Good compo, wonderful shot, Herman. Super!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 3:13 PM

Lovely looking bird,

Ali SmileSmile

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:35 PM

A cracking bird image,well caught.
Dennis

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 4:46 PM

Wonderful bird and beautifully taken, Herman !
George

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patri
patri  10 Italy
20 Aug 2013 - 5:28 PM

Very good, colors and composition! The bird looks frowned may be he didn't want to be taken.

Patrizia

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:01 PM

A wonderful capture Herman great detail SmileSmile

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:10 PM

Beautiful shot Herman a stunning bird, am i right in saying its call resembles water been poured from a bottle?

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 436 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:13 PM

A fantastic bird Herman - you are very lucky to have these in your garden
Jason

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:20 PM

An excellently detailed capture of this bird with the severe expression, Herman. Grin

Ray

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 7:53 PM

Wonderful shot Herman, wish we had some of your lovely birds.
Brian

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 7:56 PM

Interesting looking bird.. thanks for sharing,Herman.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 8:00 PM

Beautiful Smile

Eileen

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:06 PM

Excellent colour and detail in this fine image, Herman!!

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 8:11 PM

Beautiful capture Herman this one isn't a TurkeyGrin it's brilliant.
Gary

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2013 - 9:08 PM

Finally back home and have time for epz...10pm at night...an excellent capture Herman

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2013 - 10:55 PM

Great shot Herman. Cathy

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 10:50 AM

Not seen a Coral Tree before Herman . It is lovely & your bird is well detailed xx

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2013 - 7:46 PM

A beautiful bird and beautiful flowers tooWinkGrin
Ryan

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rariyanto99
23 Aug 2013 - 6:29 AM

nice macro, very sharp and detail..Roy

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Aug 2013 - 12:32 AM

Lovely bird and great capture , Herman.........Grin

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elainebaker
25 Aug 2013 - 12:37 AM

Interesting shot with lots going on Smile

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