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Back to the birds today. This is another I was seeing regularly in Sri Lanka but always made themselves awkward for me to photograph! Lovely coloured bird though.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jan 2013 - 5:36 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Common Hoopee
Username:pdunstan_Greymoon pdunstan_Greymoon
Uploaded:13 Feb 2013 - 8:25 AM
Tags:Hoopee, Landscape / travel. Birds, Portraits / people, Sri lanka, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:28 AM

A beautiful capture - the Hoopoe is posing perfectly!

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Ayoob
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13 Feb 2013 - 8:35 AM

Excellent detailed image and very well taken........Grin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:44 AM

Good details and colours in the feathers, good one
regards Richard

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:49 AM

If you live in my part of the world a Hoopoe is an extremely rare and welcome sighting. Beautifully taken image of this stunning bird.

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Craggwildlife
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13 Feb 2013 - 8:56 AM

what a beautifull bird well taken
David

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

They are great looking birds...John

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 9:12 AM

A lovely shot. I saw one on the ground in Jaipur last March, but, by the time the camera was up, it was gone. Sad
Alan

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pdunstan_Greymoon
pdunstan_Greymoon e2 Member 2pdunstan_Greymoon vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 9:20 AM

Yes I know what you mean Alan, I kept having the same problem...they "escape" very easy!!

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 9:38 AM

Wonderful Hoopee photo with good detail
A bird I have only seen in the distance
Regards Brian

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leontari
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13 Feb 2013 - 10:18 AM

A beautiful capture very detailed
Effrossini

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Ray12
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13 Feb 2013 - 10:32 AM

Fantastic, love the colors
Ray

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Brian65
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13 Feb 2013 - 10:42 AM

A cracking shot of this beautiful bird.
Brian

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TonyDy
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13 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Great shot, Paul.
Tony

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 11:57 AM

Beaut bird, Superb detail, Excellent capture.

Lavina

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 12:46 PM

A beautiful image of this great bird.
Ali

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 4:52 PM

great shot , i see these in thailand but i can never get a shot .

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anglingandyq
13 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

excellent image and feather detail

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 7:05 PM

A lovely Hoopoe, Paul.
I saw one in Lanzarote a few years back.
Thanks for the PM by the way.
Colin

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Bzox
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13 Feb 2013 - 8:53 PM

Great image of this beautiful bird.

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JuBarney
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13 Feb 2013 - 9:06 PM

A lovely shot
Ju

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Scuttleatflordon

A fabulous image.
Peter.Smile

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Val Prowse
Val Prowse e2 Member 11Val Prowse vcard England
21 Feb 2013 - 3:59 PM

Good capture with excellent detail and lighting.

Val

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ronnieinkpen
28 Feb 2013 - 10:51 PM

Fantastic! strike a pose hehehe Tongue the detail you have captured with the markings on his head feathers and back are beautiful Smile

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Ingleman
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15 Dec 2013 - 8:15 PM

Gorgeous light and a wonderful capture!

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