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I think this may be a better effort than my one of this magnificent bird a couple of weeks ago. Would be interested to hear everyone's opinion on this.

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 - 5:25 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Common Hoopoe
Username:pdunstan_Greymoon pdunstan_Greymoon
Uploaded:28 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM
Tags:Bird, Hoopoe, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people, Sri lanka, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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elainecookstown

These are beautiful birds and don't sit around too long. I have these visiting my garden regularly and have tried to photograph them

Elaine

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Feb 2013 - 8:41 AM

This is an excellent capture of this beauty !! We have then occasionally here in Swellendam too !

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 8:42 AM

Good details and colours in the feather here
Regards Richard

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:04 AM

Superb detail excellent composition, an all round cracker of a shot...John

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

Great image,

Ali

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:49 AM

Super image - great detail!!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 9:54 AM

Excellent detail.
Joan.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 10:14 AM

Lovely image of this rare visitor to the UK.

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

I have never managed to get a good shot, this is fantastic!!!

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 11:14 AM

aww lovely colours what a very interesting bird big like fantastic capture SmileSmile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Great shot, Paul.
Tony

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Feb 2013 - 1:52 PM

Colours and pose amazing. Great capture
Effrossini

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anglingandyq
28 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

stunning capture i like it

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:03 PM

A super image
Ju

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 6:44 PM

A brilliant capture with super detail

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

Both images have their merits, Paul.
This one shows more detail of a bird rarely seen in the uk.
Colin

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 7:04 PM

Superb.

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