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Diederick's Cuckoo

Diederick's Cuckoo
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-18 9:04
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Diederick's Cuckoo adult male
picture taken at Serengeti main gate under canopy in shadow

from tanzaniabirds.net/African_birds/Cuckoo_Diedericks/dc.htm:
The Diederick cuckoo is commonly seen. It parasitizes and eats the eggs of several weaver (especially the Village Weaver) and bishop (Euplectes) species. Note the red eye in the male, brown eye in the female.

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What a beautiful cuckoo species Tom. Up to now, I have not seen in nature. Its nearest area to us is Oman and I will look for it in my next trip. You are lucky to find this handsome male and captured with such a nice shot. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-18 10:25]

Hello Tom,
Beautiful photo of this Diederick's Cuckoo which I've never seen in all my African trips, including Tanzania. Good sharpness, nice colours and a pleasing pose.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-18 11:04]

Hi Tom,magnificent pic,the colors of background are perfect for a composition whit this bird,spectacular details,perfect exposure and original pose too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

omy gosh..I think this is my favorite so far AND the Cuckoo my all time bucket list goal YOU my friend have captured this in pure excellence. White balance and details of green with a great Fstopped background..ahhh pure excellence

Ciao Tom, my today neighbour, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Tom,
very good photo of this bird. Interesting pose. Nice composition. Perfect background.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ton.
Complimenti un vero capolavoro,non ho altro da aggiungere bellissima foto.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-19 1:36]

A beautiful bird Tom, it is the first time that I see this beautiy. Great composition and control of the light and shadow. Nice pose of the bird. It look like a very natural and casual picture. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation.

Hello Tom
Despite the difficult conditions a beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness. Very interesting bird too!

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