Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
|Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho)
|Date Taken: 2012-12-29|
|Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 8:24|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This was one of the species I was looking forward to see on my Egypt trip. And finally on the last day I found it on the Kitchener Island in Aswan, so happy!!|
Despite its attractive and distinctive plumage, the
hoopoe is superbly camouflaged for its ground-feeding behavior in its preferred dry habitats. This bird is so outstandingly unique that it was revered in ancient Egypt, is a symbol of virtue in Persia and is the national bird of Israel.
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Very nice close-up with very good details. The colors are real and natural. Very nice.
All the best, Cezar T.
- [2013-01-07 14:34]
Hi Ronny,a beautiful portrait of this egyptian upupa,you were lucky to meet this specie in Aswan and so close your camera too,excellent shot,great details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
- [2013-01-07 15:19]
Nice close-up with very good sharpness and natural colors.
Very good job!