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Turquoise-browed Motmot

Turquoise-browed Motmot
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 13:15
Viewed: 2277
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rosie and I just got back late Sunday night from a trip to Nicaragua, where we were visiting our daughter Traci. I didn't have the opportunity to take a lot of photos, but this is one bird that I was able to photograph.

The Motmot is the national bird of Nicaragua and can be frequently seen in the forest regions throughout the country as well as in many city areas. Traci lives in the capital city of Managua and has one visit her backyard every evening. To the Spanish speaking people of Nicaragua the Motmot is called the Guardabarranco Comn.

I love the beautiful colors this bird has in it's plumage and especially it's long unique looking tail. The Motmot mainly feeds on insects and oddly enough digs a hole in the ground in which to lay it's eggs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-17 13:56]
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Hello Ron,
Fantastic photo in splendid bright saturated colours. One of the most attractive photos of this species I've ever seen. Gorgeous pose with eye contact.

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird with beautiful tail, nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-17 15:05]

Hi Ron,fantastic bird in a fantastic pic! What a great capture,the detail are impressive and the colors are a great spectacle,very lucky meeting caught in the best way,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Fascinating photography, Ron, "precious" say, a luxury exhibition, a luxury harmony between the bird and the beautiful colors and complex background. An image defined as "velvety" ... truly masterful.
I'm so glad that you're brewing works of this quality, superlative.

A big hug and hope new achievements
of this caliber.

Hern嫕 Bortondello

PS: Congratulations to the USA soccer team
for his victory over an ever
hard and fast; Ghana.

What a BEAUTY!!!
That tail is worth its weight in gold.
This fellow was posing JUST FOR YOU.
You are indeed a high calibre photographer.
Mario with best regards from Canada.

A truly beautiful bird from Nicaragua, Ron.
Superb dorsal capture that gives us a vivid impression of its plumage and that very interesting tail.
Thank you very much for sharing this precious gem.

Hello Ron,..Really beautiful species.and the way you have presented it is really attractive too.I must say about its frame-stunning to me.Good details and attractive colour.Very good work.Thanks for sharing,Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

wow, amazing burd and a perfect capture, TFS Ori

Hi Ron,
what a bird and what a pic. Just a pitty the background differs not much from the colours of the bird.
thanks for showing us this beautiful bird.

Hello Ron,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
構圖也很美麗 真是好看
Hello Ish

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-06-18 5:20]

First time that I see one like this! And the picture is also excellent! Congratulation. Saludos.

Ron, absolutely amazing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-06-18 8:27]

Hi Ron.
Exceptional shot. All is simply great. Bird, its shapes and colour patters are fantastic. BG is splendid without any word. Scene at whole and composition are the best too. My congratulations and TFS.

hallo Ron
Yhis is super super good
great composition - great details and beautiful colours

thanks greeting lou

absolutely stunning, "but this one bird ..." PIC OF A LIFETIME! Oh Ron the timing, eye contact, POV, bokeh and everything BREATHTAKING! well done my friend!

What great colours and poster one of the best just excellent well done

Bonsoir Ron,
Tr鋊 belle attitude du sujet restitu嶪 dans une belle lumi鋨e et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Love this one Ron, the mot-mots are a very interesting bird. Very nice placement of your subject.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-24 17:18]

Hello Ron
Wow...amazing long tailed bird. The colors are lovely and the details are excellent. How I like the pretty bokeh too. All these make the presentation so attractive and catchy.
What a beautiful bird.


Hello Ron

Very beautiful bird that is this colorful
exotic bird, fine POV and appropriate vertical framing,
the color tones of its plumage it is matching
beautifully with the background's color tones, TFS


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