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Plaintive Cuckoo

Plaintive Cuckoo
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: 2013-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 2:37
Viewed: 2479
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is a fairly small cuckoo, 21-23.5 centimetres long. The adult male is grey-brown above and orange below with a grey head, throat and upper breast. There are white tips to the tail feathers. The legs and feet are yellow, the eye is red and the bill is black above and yellow below. The adult female is sometimes similar to the male but often occurs in a "hepatic" morph. This form is reddish-brown above with dark bars. The underparts are paler with fainter barring. There is a pale stripe over the eye and the tail has dark bars along its whole length. Juvenile birds are similar to hepatic females but are paler and have dark streaks rather than bars on the crown and throat.

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Hi Ffoozi
Great pics both regarding compo and colors

Hi Ffoozi
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
羽毛的顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次見到 非常美麗
光線亮麗 植物也很美麗 非常的搭配
一種很自然的風味 真是好看啊
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful picture of this Cuckoo>Nice POV.I like its colour and light too.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Bom dia Foozi,
Great capture, clear, clean, very nice colors and tonalities.
A great composition and presentation.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-13 5:05]

Hello Foozi,
A very subtle and artistic picture again. How well composed, how fine the tints and how interesting the bird. All together a great shot!
Thanks so much!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-13 5:55]

Lovely image of this cute cuckoo among greens..beautiful composition too. tfs.

Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with nice bird in great pose, beautiful ambientation, fine details, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
Excellent composition with great details and clarity.Lovely natural colours saturation and depth.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-13 8:01]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this Plaintive Cuckoo. A species we don't see often here. Beautiful natural colours in excellent sharpness and an impressive eye contact.

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

Ciao Foozi. Brilliant colours Amazing light and very good details for the interesting specie of bird.


HI Foozi,
I like the bird. I like these colours. Nice presentation and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-13 12:55]

Hi Foozi,it seems to think "what are you doing?" watching at you..ehehe...a very very original and nice pose and a magnificent capture whit the best details and colors despite the difficult location,very well done,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-13 16:40]

Great composition, perfect focus on the bird (an approach that seems to have been easy to be hidden among the leaves, with greenery in the foreground too) and a masterful touch that so attentive eye of the cuckoo. Congratulations on a job, Foozi!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello

Hello Foozi
Lovely bird.
fine composition with great clarity colour and composition.
good natural ambiance.
best wishes,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-13 22:12]

excellent image with nicely presented frame. good work. tfs.

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic capture of this beautiful cuckoo among leaves with superb sharp details, gorgeous lighting, excellent composition and brilliant natural colors. I like your nice POV and the bird's eye contact. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice evening!
P.S. Sorry the point rating signs below are missing, so I have to award you two points with a smiley this way.

Beautiful and interesting bird Foozi! Beautiful photo too. Good composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-11-22 4:58]

Hello Fozzi,
What a fine capture of this interesting Cuckoo. I like its pose and the fine plumage.Nicely in focus and against a beautiful background. Well done! Regards Siggi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-11-22 10:47]

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful cuckoo. amazing colors,
good composition and sharpness details with perfect point
of view.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Foozi,
Wonderful photo with exceptional composition, I love the way how the greenery hides a part of the bird's body. Perfect focus, the head is pin sharp, so is the surrounding leaves. I also love your DoF (f/8 rules!), light management and bright sunny colors. Fantastic image overall. Hats off of you.
Best wishes, László

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