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Ramphastos Sulfuratus

Ramphastos Sulfuratus
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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-08 8:29
Viewed: 6966
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This tucan lives in lowland forests and on forest borders and occurs from South mexico to North Colombia and Northeast Venezuela.
It is a large - about 52 cm long - colorful bird and has a bill that can grow to be up to one third the size of its body. The large banana shaped bill is the most distinguishing feature of R. sulferatus. and is surprisingly lightweight for its size. The light weight of the keratincomposed bill is due to its hollow, bone-reinforced construction. The bill is edged with tooth-like ridges. Housed within the bill is a long, narrow, featherlike tongue. the body is black and it has a bright yellow bib and cheeks. Its rump is white and the undertail coverts are brilliant red. The area directly around the eyes is bare, showing the pale blue skin underneath. Its bill which takes up the entire front of its head is green, with a bright orange blaze on the side, red on the tip of the upper mandible and blue on the tip of the lower mandible. Males and females share the same coloration and large bill, the only difference being that the male is slightly larger than the female.

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A great pic that displays a variety of colours. The Composition, POV, DOF, BG and sharpness are all great. TFS,

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-08 10:05]

Hi Zeno,
Now that's a bill! Great shot, a difficult shot to compose but this is perfect. Great detail, perfect exposure and colours and great DOF. Excellent shot and good note.

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  • manada (18)
  • [2006-06-08 10:10]

Great details, amazing colours and thank's to share.
Regards, Freddy

Hi Zeno, nice portrait with beautiful well exposed colours and good details. TFS.

Nice BG and great combination of colors. I think due to the compression, the BG pixels is having heavy lift to a less satisfying effect, such as smoohtness.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-06-08 10:48]

Hey Zeno,
this is a Brilliant shot:)
excellent detail and clearity :D
Awesome work,
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-08 11:28]

What a beautiful portrait that you have well done ! The Tucan beak is realy impressive. Colors, exposure and sharpness are very good ! Interesting complementary note... Congratulations Zeno and thanks for sharing.

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-06-08 12:18]

Very impressive and colourful portrait!
An excellent composition too.

hi zeno
splendides,les couleurs les details sont impeccables et le BG bien fait .bravo.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-06-08 16:07]

Hallo Zeno , Alweer een hele mooie portret foto van deze tucan , goed scherp compositie details pov zijn mooie oog en de kleur van de achtergrond , heel goed ,Groeten Teunie .

Hey Zeno - what a fantastic shot!
Brilliant colours, lighting and very nice bg!
Excellent POV and composition too. I like your picture very much.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-08 16:17]

Hello Zeno,
very nice protrait. Very nice details and such a range of different colors. Very nice sharpness and POV.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-08 16:35]

Hello Zeno,
A fantastic shot of this toucan.
The perfect POV to show off the gorgeous colors on his beak and head. Great details and composition. He was really posing for you.
TFS. : )

de sacrées couleurs et un joli portrait !

Bravo Zeno pour cette photo !

Amitiés ! ;)

Hi Zeno,
Stunning portrait! Beautiful vibrant colors. The detail is very sharp. I love the composition and tight crop here. Perfect backround.

Hallo Zeno,
hervorragende Detailwiedergabe,
unglaublich fein abgestufte Farbnuancen!
perfekte Pose, idealer Bildausschnitt.
Exzellent! Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-04 12:53]

Ha zeno,

Een geweldige close up van deze gekleurde toekan,mijn complimenten


very nice protrait.Very nice details....

amazing close up, TFS Ori

what a beauty. both model and its portraite splendid. nicely composed. Superb colors. thanks for sharing, Zeno.
best wishes

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