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Pretty Boy !

By colmar  
Good morning, a couple of years ago this beautiful toucan captured in harsh light at one of the best zoo and conservation parks in the Loire at La Fleche. Taken with the first dslr I had this is a must visit place if your in the region. Taken back in the day when jpeg was all I knew Smile

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Many thanks for the comment and votes on Help! ,and indeed a few other images , all votes and positive comment that can encourage and improve are gratefully received and truly appreciated. Colin and Mari

Tags: France Zoo Kent Colmar Toucan Loire Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature La fleche

Voters: W1ldside, dven, goso and 109 more

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W1ldside 10 29 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 6:48AM
Brilliant pose and colour
goso 14 2 1 Australia
28 Apr 2010 7:12AM
Lovely bird and lovely pic Col...Bill
28 Apr 2010 7:13AM
great capture super detail.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
28 Apr 2010 7:21AM
A super capture of this stunning toucan, Colin. Carol
accipiter 11 61 England
28 Apr 2010 7:25AM
Great capture! A
lesliea 11 2 Australia
28 Apr 2010 7:25AM
What a great looking bird well captured.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 7:30AM
morning colin
brilliant colour cracking detail a beauty nice one Wink
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 7:41AM
Good morning Colin, superb colours and excellent detail, great pose too, very well captured and presented.

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 7:50AM
Jpg, works well for me! I think this is a real beaut Colin & Mari, the colours are great and the eye ...well that is first class! all it needs is a guinness...
MandsH 13 England
28 Apr 2010 7:52AM
My, he is a beauty - well captured
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:03AM
What a beak to have to carry around all day
sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:09AM
love it Colin
xwang 11 56 8
28 Apr 2010 8:15AM
Good morning Colin and Mari,
This bird made me Smile.Excellent captured,and the colour is stunning...
imagio 14 12 1 England
28 Apr 2010 8:28AM
Superb capture Colin, great pose, light and color

baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:33AM
What a handsome bird, love the pose you have captured here.
28 Apr 2010 8:35AM
well caught
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
28 Apr 2010 8:39AM
Excellent capture, brilliant colours and nice dof.
Well taken Colin and thanks for your input on my last couple of posts.
Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:39AM
Lovely colourful capture!! well taken.
jools59 11 4 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:53AM
What a fabulous shot Colin the vibrant colours here...Jools
28 Apr 2010 8:54AM
Morning Colin - Beautiful bird, great colour, well captured

saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
28 Apr 2010 9:05AM
Morning Coloin.
Wonderful capture with colourful and lovely detail.very well taken.
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:18AM
RC on me Colin, beautiful colours and fine detail.

MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:33AM
One of my favourite birds
SteveMoulding 11 3 7 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:48AM
A cracking image, Colin. The comp is excellent along with the sharp detail. A great pose and lovely natural surroundings.
Techno Plus
12 5.6k 8 England
28 Apr 2010 9:59AM
I always think of Guinness when I see a Toucan, such is the power of advertising (and age)....Excellent image free of artefacts with strong colours and composition.
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 10:05AM
Wow Colin the pose is brilliant. Like the way it's beak is turned to the right revealing its wonderful blue eye. Great fun to "blow the dust" off some of the early digi pics. Nice one! Paul
28 Apr 2010 10:07AM
great eye contact in this Colin not to mention a superb range of colours captured good composition click
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
28 Apr 2010 10:47AM
Great pose. We kept an eye open in hopes of seeing these when in Brazil and Argentina, but they only return to their nests at darkness falls and we were less than enthusiastic about hanging around the rain forest at that time of night!!

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 10:51AM
Very tricky light, you did well to get that detail in the black feathers.
astyag 13 12
28 Apr 2010 11:28AM
Well done Colin, excellent, loved this shot so much that I thought to myself "heck, let me upload a mod..." Regards mate
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
28 Apr 2010 11:29AM
Great capture of the bird

Cor 11 Belgium
28 Apr 2010 11:34AM
A colourfeast+++++
28 Apr 2010 11:59AM
He certainly is a pretty boy. I would not like him to bite me on the finger. Nicely photographed Col. Cheers Gordon.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 12:12PM
well placed in the frame and well exposed a lovely picture
Richsr 13 91 223 England
28 Apr 2010 12:19PM
Good details and colours in this one Colin - not easy in that light.
Regards Richard.
28 Apr 2010 12:34PM
brill shot great colours and love the colour of thr eye spot on detail brill Colin
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 1:07PM
Wonderful capture
28 Apr 2010 1:08PM
nice detail Colin, i must have a crack at animals and wildlife next ...
great work. Rob
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
28 Apr 2010 1:11PM
Brilliant color, great capture, Patti
danbrann 16 640 17
28 Apr 2010 1:15PM
Yes a fine study Colin.
agingrocker 11 28 1
28 Apr 2010 1:42PM
Wonderful sharpness and light
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
28 Apr 2010 1:53PM
My favourite bird here Colin.
It must be because of the Guinness connection !!
Superb colours.
Excellent shot.
Evgenya 10 Russian Federation
28 Apr 2010 2:19PM
Excellent capture, Colin. Great big beak! Brilliant color!
Regards Evgenya
WL_Harris 12 3 2 United States
28 Apr 2010 2:51PM
I have always wanted to capture a toucan, you have done a wonderful job.
11 10 10 England
28 Apr 2010 3:34PM
Excellent detail and colour in this fine image Colin.
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 3:47PM
A classic pose ...beautiful job
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
28 Apr 2010 3:51PM
What a great capture of this wonderful bird Colin.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
28 Apr 2010 4:37PM
Now that's a good pose Smile

Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 4:43PM
Its a cracker Colin.
Billyray 12 70 3 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 4:51PM
An excellent shot Colin. Cracking colours and detail.
prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
28 Apr 2010 5:26PM
what is the size of stomach, having such a big mouth ??

Well taken.
evelen 15 5 England
28 Apr 2010 6:35PM
great capture.
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
28 Apr 2010 7:25PM
Super colour in a beautiful image Colin. - gary
lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 7:25PM
wow he is a handsome chap and he looks like he knows it lol. great capture Colin.... x x
vickyf 15 8 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 7:30PM
Great composition. You're right - looks much better large.
DanielD 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 8:25PM
Well framed and nice colours

Roly 13 Wales
28 Apr 2010 9:13PM
A good pose and some super colours. Well taken.
maggieh 12 4 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 9:26PM
Wonderful sideways stare. A great portrait.
Dave_Holdham 11 4 1 Wales
28 Apr 2010 10:46PM
Wonderful colourful capture
hary60 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2010 11:16PM
Excellent image with brill detail
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
29 Apr 2010 2:27AM
This is excellent Colin, just proves you've been taking great shots for a long time, I doubt you could do any better today, despite more (no doubt more expensive) equipment, or shooting mode also he might not ever pose so well for you again Smile
Rgds., Jim
Ray42 12 3 England
29 Apr 2010 7:28AM
A great shot - I shall have to visit this zoo when I go down later on - they also have an excellent market there too visited there every year and never been to the zoo tut tut
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2010 8:53AM
what a handsome bird, so vivid Jpeg or not a grand job

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
29 Apr 2010 9:30AM
Very good shot, Colin. Excellent detail and colours and I like the "pose" and positioning of the bird in the frame.
Regards, Ronnie.
Jekaro 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2010 2:24PM
A very well captured shot, Colin, lovely colours and details.
Suehh 13 39 6 England
29 Apr 2010 3:32PM
Lovely eye contact - superb colours.

Canadiann 10 2 Canada
29 Apr 2010 6:03PM
Good evening U 2, Colin this is stunningly beautiful what a great capture once again. Love the colours on these birds and you have brought them out so well.
jonathanbp 12 99 Thailand
29 Apr 2010 8:12PM
Wonderful capture - Jonathan
29 Apr 2010 8:21PM
Brilliant, spot on colours.
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
29 Apr 2010 10:09PM
Lovely bird, super pose, amazing colours

30 Apr 2010 4:40PM
great angle and capture. Gill
Phil1958 11 272 4 Wales
30 Apr 2010 6:17PM
Like Mal above, the thought of Guinness springs to mind - could've called it "Lovely day for a......................" Smile Cracking shot though and lovely colours,

sparklep 13 146 1
30 Apr 2010 7:32PM
Flippin eck, if you make your way down here I think its great and what ever all of the above have said...I agree
RTDS 12 Cyprus
30 Apr 2010 7:47PM
Like this one very much.
Excellent details and colours.
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2010 7:53PM
He certainly is a pretty boy - excellent colours Colin
1 May 2010 2:34AM
Excellent image, its really a luck to get this type of snap.
wideangler 11 8 Wales
1 May 2010 7:12PM
I've not awarded anyone their century before! Well deserving of 100 votes, congratulations. Wonderful colour and detail.
heids 11 1 1 Scotland
2 May 2010 9:05PM
Excellent shot, lovely colours and a superb pose.
Thushari 11 1 Sri Lanka
13 May 2010 5:51PM
Beautiful image Colin, great colors and detail.
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
14 May 2010 1:37PM
All we need now is a pint of the black stuff,,lol.
Beautiful colour and detail.


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