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Portrait of a Greater Coucal

Portrait of a Greater Coucal
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 3:10
Viewed: 2095
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. A widespread resident in Asia, from India, east to south China and Indonesia, it is divided into several subspecies, some being treated as full species. They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. They are weak fliers, and are often seen clambering about in vegetation or walking on the ground as they forage for insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. They have a familiar deep resonant call which is associated with omens in many parts of its range.

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Hello Foozi,
After a interval watching your posting picture.I haven't seen such detailed Coucal's picture.Nice colour with splendid sharpness.Very well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-01 4:33]

Hello Foozi.
Beautiful portrait, excellent eye contact, nicely composed,very good detail, perfect colours.REgards Siggi

Hello Foozi,
This is an outstanding portrait of a Greater Coucal,wonderful colours and fine details.TFS.

Hi Foozi,
perfect portrait. Excellent composition and presentation. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi,
照的清晰 很漂亮鳥頭的大特寫
羽毛真是美麗亮麗 可以看的很清楚
眼睛很明亮 謝謝分享

hallo Foozi
great potret of this beautiful bird
good sharpness and good details
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-01 10:37]

Hi Foozi,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful bird. Fantastic
sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-01 10:55]

Hello Foozi,
An impressive portrait of a striking and colourful bird. Best sharpness and a fine blurred background. Interesting horinzontal framing, not so usual for this kind of pictures. Very well done and I hope you will post again soon one of you marvellous shots.
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-01 10:57]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice portrait of this Greater Coucal in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Fantastic choice of composition with a nice blurred background.

Interesting bird and impressive portrait Foozi! Very good composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness is impressive!

Hello Foozi,
You are convincing me here that modern zoom lenses take no back seat to prime lenses - or does anyone disagree. I will gladly listen to comments on the matter. This is a really beautiful image and it seems you achieved it without the use of a tripod. A small matter - I would have cloned out the twig in the right hand part of the image as I think it is a little distracting. But a beautiful image as is. Well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-01 14:29]

Hi Foozi,a top class pic,magnificent close up on this crow pheasant,really rare to see on TN,spectacular quality whit the best sharpness and colors,the eye details are fantastics! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Foozi, great portrait of lovely bird, perfect focus on beautiful eye, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great detail, it's as if one could just reach out and touch those feathers and that EYE wow, gorgeous!!

Hello Foozi,
This is an outstanding portrait of a Greater Coucal,wonderful colours and fine details,
The PoV is also good.
best wishes,

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-10-01 23:38]

Beautiful picture. Thank you, I like it. Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-03 19:08]

Hello Foozi,
I have never seen this particular bird before, but it is very beautiful indeed. I see it is similar to our crows, although it's colors are much prettier. You have done a fine job photographing it for us as it is presented in exceptional detail. You have me interested in it now that you posted it's portrait, so I am going to check it out on the web to see what it's full features look like. Great work!!

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