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Turquoise-browed motmot

Turquoise-browed motmot
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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: 2015-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-09 10:58
Viewed: 1621
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) is a colourful, medium-sized bird of the motmot family, Momotidae. It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula), to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. It is more conspicuous than other motmots, often perching in the open on wires and fences. From these perches it scans for prey, such as insects and small reptiles. White eggs (3–6) are laid in a long tunnel nest in an earth bank or sometimes in a quarry or fresh-water well. Its name originates from the turquoise color of its brow.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-09 11:12]

Hello Pierre,
Another beautiful photo from Costa Rica after the hummingbird of Luis. A nice sharp detailed motmot in fine natural colours. Good vertical composition with a bit noise in the background.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-09 11:59]

Hello Pierre,
Beautiful shot of this beautiful bird. The angle of the branch and the pose of the bird draws the yes into the picture well. Good shot.Regards Sigi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-08-09 20:10]

Hello Pierre,
One of my favorite birds to photograph whenever I visit my daughter in Nicaragua. This is their national bird and you can easily see why. You have done a great job of photographing this particular specimen. Beautiful colors and captured in an attractive pose. I just love their unique looking tail.

Hello Pierre,
Beautiful bird and well captured. Very nice vertically framed. Splendid color with well catching light on its eye. I like its natural habitat too. Good work...
Thanks for sharing,

A valuable contribution to TN since we rarely see such exotic species of birds here, Pierre.
I like its long forked tail.
Excellent image with a bouquet BG.

Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful ambientation, onderful colors, excellent sharpness, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-08-10 9:20]

Hola Pierre, una joya de mi país, excelente foto donde se aprecia bien toda la belleza del ave, incluída su cola, buena composición, entorno y fondo de lujo...saludos.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-08-11 0:04]

Hi Pierre,
Beautiful capture of this beauty in a lovely position; .. remarkable detail and colour rendering; .. like also the eye contact; .. great capture mate

nuri :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-11 11:54]

Salut Pierre.Une capture de grande classe et haut niveau malgre' la difficile lumiere et la distance aussi.Vraiment super les details et les couleurs,et aussi l'arrier plan semble une peinture abstracte,tres bien fait et espece tres interessante.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-08-16 1:41]

Hi Pierre,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
Nice composition and colours. Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

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