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Knysna Turaco

By forestrich
I have been blown away by some of the bird images I have seen here since my return. It is a subject matter that I only just discovered in Africa, mainly due to the rich variety and colour that I saw out there.

I thought that as a novice in this area I would therefore upload one of mine to get some advice and guidance from the many experts out there.

This one is a Knysna Turaco (formerly lourie) captured during a walk in Wilderness National Park. I would have loved to have caught one in flight with its striking red underfeathers, but alas not to be!

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: Iain_Proudfoot, Brian65, KarenFB and 28 more

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Iain_Proudfoot 11 40 2 Ireland
3 Jan 2010 11:09AM
A great photograph.

Regards, Iain.

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Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 11:28AM
Great image. Brian
WL_Harris 9 3 2 United States
3 Jan 2010 11:30AM
Beautiful bird and you in my opinon did great !
Nice colors and detail and seperation from the bg.
Very well done.
( I'm not one of the experts you seek but I do like this shot anyways )
3 Jan 2010 12:34PM
Beautiful shot indeed

Rev2 8 302 2 England
3 Jan 2010 12:50PM
Fabulous photo and I bird I hope to see in S.A. in March, wish me luck!

Dave J
9 10 10 England
3 Jan 2010 2:41PM
A great pose and good detail and colour.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
3 Jan 2010 4:08PM
Joan got in first with all I was going to say about this fantastic image. - gary
3 Jan 2010 6:44PM
gorgeous creature, well captured.

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 7:03PM
Well captured, lovely image.
3 Jan 2010 7:57PM
superb pose and facial detail, lovely comp too...

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
3 Jan 2010 9:21PM
What a beautiful looking bird - and beautifully captured! (One subject where you wouldn't want 'red eye reduction' on Wink)
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 9:41PM
Great shot of one of the many beautiful birds in Africa - I like the "make-up" in these species - You've captured fine detail lovely bright eye and great colour, great shot - don't know what your apperture was set on but for a bird this size you need at least 7.1 - 9 - cheers Ina
forestrich 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2010 9:53PM
Thank you for all your comments.
Thank you Ina especially. I have been shooting this sort of image with probably too large apperture in order to isolate background and get faster speed, only to find parts of the subject out of focus.
Just the kind of advice I was hoping for.

4 Jan 2010 8:31AM
Great capture,
4 Jan 2010 12:05PM
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jan 2010 2:03PM
Great shot of this stunning looking bird. Great 'pose' too.
4 Jan 2010 5:47PM
What a stunning looking bird,lovely detail and colours !! Great shot
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 9:14AM
A cracking shot. Beautiful detail on a beautiful bird. Paul

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