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Black headed Trogon

Black headed Trogon
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-07-16 15:37
Viewed: 1936
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus):

They eat both fruit and insects, which they capture during brief sallies from an exposed perch.[3]

The black-headed trogon excavates its nest in active termitaria in the branches of trees. It lays 2–3 white eggs which are incubated for 17 days. Chicks are capable of flight 16–17 days after hatching.[3]

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-16 16:33]

Salut Pierre,il a tourne' la tete dans le meilleur moment pour une pose parfaicte..ehehe..capture de grande classe et haut niveau de cet oiseau,details super et un bleu spectaculair! Bon WE et merci,Luciano

Bonjour Pierre,
Très bien repéré cette espèce particulière. Détails et les couleurs sont magnifiques.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-17 6:24]

Hello Pierre,
Great shot - you have captured the bird very well indeed. Great detail and exposure.
Regards Sigi

Hello Pierre,
I like such natural habitat photographs of bird. Well captured this Trogon. Very nice color and sharpness. Mainly such beautiful color on its back. Very well managed BG too.
But to me the white spot on upper left portion looks little bit distracting; I mean when I'm concentrating on such beautiful bird, this white spot is taking my concentration.

It's just my opinion; you may say different way of thinking. I have done a WS where I have tried to remove this spot and worked little bit on branch as well as bright reflecting white sunlight. I also tried to clean BG more if I can.
Just ignore it if you don't like.
Thanks for sharing your work,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-17 7:10]

Hello Pierre,
Very beautiful photo of this trogon. Excellent timing with the eye contact. Good sharpness, details and splendid colours. Nice blurry background, the spot on the left is a pity.
Have a good weekend,

hallo Pierre
very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Pierre
you have captured this trogon very well in a superb pose
the whole bird is perfectly detailled, i like the reflect on the plumage
Have a good sunday

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2015-07-24 3:57]

Hello Pierre,

Great position, color and background

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