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Yesterday afternoon I heard a Burchell's coucal sing and went hunting for it with my camera. Found it sunning itself in the late afternoon sun Smile Unfortunately not a full view.
A huge thanx to Pam [ mashwood10] for her treasured UA, to Jukka for his mod and to all who voted and commented on the pink rose image !!
Have a great Friday and weekend - and another quote to stimulate the mind: "Friends can be like buttons on an elevator. Some can take you up. Some can take you down." -Unknown

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 91.6 - 4580.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2013 - 4:12 PM
Focal Length:215mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.5
Aperture:f/6.5
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Burchell's coucal
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:24 May 2013 - 4:16 AM
Tags:Burchell's coucal, Swellendam South Africa, Vleiloerie, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 4:36 AM

Excellent very well captured.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 4:45 AM

Great capture, Herman. And, what is the call like? Have a great weekend. Back with you next week.

Peter

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
24 May 2013 - 5:01 AM

Great capture of this bird with it filling the screen
and excellent composition. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 5:18 AM

A lovely detailed capture Herman.......Sandy

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
24 May 2013 - 5:35 AM

A good close up

Peter

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
24 May 2013 - 5:37 AM

Good morning Herman this is a wonderful capture with lovely detailSmile

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 6:02 AM

Very well captured Herman! Have a nice day.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 6:05 AM

Wow Herman, what an excellent capture...well done for finding it. Thick fog here for last 12 hours I am now sick of the fog horns...

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 6:06 AM

Me again...meant to say I love your quote it is so appropriate to me at presentSadSadSad, have a great day

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 6:53 AM

An excellent capture Herman, top bird shot.

Andy

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mossy
mossy e2 Member 146 forum postsmossy vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:00 AM

Excellent capture of a bird ive never heard of, like the quote as well. Have a great weekend.


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abeeror2
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24 May 2013 - 7:06 AM

Fantastic capture!

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2537 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:06 AM

Great shot, you have captured it beautifully,

Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Caziwinkles
24 May 2013 - 7:12 AM

Superb full-frame image here Herman. So much detail too. Love it. Smile

Carol

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2013 - 7:26 AM

Great shot Herman, feather detail perfect.

Myra

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:28 AM

Love the comment and your bird is very pretty SmileSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:40 AM

Great looking bird..... Never seen one of those before

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:50 AM

brilliant detail herman wonderful comp and colours a cracker nice one Wink
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:07 AM

Excellent shot Herman, with a small camera it is even more impressie!
He looks great with his red eyes

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:07 AM

My what a handsome beastie and a great portrait of it too.

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widtink
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24 May 2013 - 8:14 AM

Nicely captured Herman Grin

Rod

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:16 AM

Not in full view maybe, but the foliage gives a lovely intimate natural frame, Herman. A very 'cross' looking bird SmileSmileSmile

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 May 2013 - 8:30 AM

Great detail in this super close up Herman,
Fred.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:35 AM

What super looking bird Herman, a great captureSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911 e2 Member 854 forum postsCHRISB911 vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:38 AM

great detailed image Herman, like the way you have captured the catchlights in the eyes
CornishChris

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nonur
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24 May 2013 - 8:47 AM

Nicely framed fabulous capture of a beautiful bird, Herman.

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saeidNL
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24 May 2013 - 8:51 AM

Excellent and lovely capture,Herman ,very well done,
Saeid

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 8:56 AM

Great close-up, Herman.

Ray

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
24 May 2013 - 9:00 AM

Excellent detailed capture Herman.

John

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pollisher
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24 May 2013 - 9:14 AM

Love the quote. Smile Sad Grin

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luckybry
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24 May 2013 - 9:18 AM

nice detailed image

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104253 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 9:45 AM

Fascinating....wonderful plumage so well captured GrinGrinGrin

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Rende
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24 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Beautifully detailed close-up Herman.
Rende

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Superb Herman - such beautiful composition and detail - I love your thought for the day!

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
24 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

Very well taken Herman! ..... and for fun only , as always. GrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.

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Joline
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24 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

Splendid shot! Great details and especially the eye.

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lonely_oryx
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24 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Wow that is close

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capto
capto e2 Member 21475 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 1:07 PM

A close shot and really good detail.Smile

ivor

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 1:33 PM

Brilliant shot and what a lovely bird
And just love that quote....so true!
Lillian

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 1:38 PM

Great capture of this bird, which I'd never heard of.
Joan.

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Deep_Bhatia
Deep_Bhatia e2 Member 2Deep_Bhatia vcard India
24 May 2013 - 1:53 PM

Beautiful image.

Deep

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 2:31 PM

Excellent capture Herman..Lin

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 2:49 PM

Hiya Herman. Lovely image, he doesn't look very friendly though Tongue

Kathryn

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 5:09 PM

Fabulous capture with a lot and beautiful details of this wonderful bird, Herman !
George

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netta1234
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24 May 2013 - 5:48 PM

Great shot HermanSmile
NettaSmile

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Youngjedi75
Youngjedi75 e2 Member 2Youngjedi75 vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2013 - 6:57 PM

Herman I think this is a stunning shot. Great detail and brilliantly captured!! Fine work indeed.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 7:31 PM

A super bird capture!

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 9:48 PM

How beautiful.. wonderfully captured image.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2013 - 9:59 PM

Wow Herman. That is stunning. Cathy

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Jocelia
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25 May 2013 - 6:28 AM

Just lovely Herman and a delight for feathered friend lovers….GrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 May 2013 - 11:46 AM

How beautiful! Grin
IB

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

Sharp, crisp and skillfully taken, as per your usual standards.

Tish

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digital_boi
25 May 2013 - 3:08 PM

one of your very best Herman IMHO

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 May 2013 - 5:06 PM

What a fantastic shot Herman, love it.
Brian

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BIGRY1
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25 May 2013 - 9:59 PM

Super captureWinkGrin
Ryan

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User_Removed
26 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

A super capture and image Herman.
Regards, Alf.

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Growmore
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26 May 2013 - 3:34 PM

Great capture of this wonderful bird Herman.
Gary

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
27 May 2013 - 2:39 AM

El detalle del ojo es perfecto..

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Ayoob
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27 May 2013 - 8:54 AM

An amazing capture , like the clarity and details. ....Grin

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
30 May 2013 - 4:31 PM

brillant shot and capture Herman,never seen this bird before

trevor

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