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Photo Information
Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Sigma 300 f/4 Apo Macro HSM, Digital ISO 250
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-26 5:16
Viewed: 2887
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus
Cuculo - in italian

Cuckoos are blue-grey birds with white, closely barred underparts. Their short wings and long tail are suggestive of a Sparrowhawk, but the wings are clearly pointed more like a falcon. However, their fluttering flight with quick shallow wing-beats is distinctive, mainly because the wings are always held below the horizontal level. Juveniles are usually a dull dark brown, heavily marked with black and with a pale patch on the nape.

From: Birdguides.com

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Good work, Angelo.
You captured it very well.
Great so see one as well, as one do not often...
Nice light and details. Well done overall..

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2007-08-26 5:25]

Nice capture Angelo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-26 6:39]

Hello Angelo,
Beautiful photo of this Cuckoo. Good natural colours and sharp details. Excellent pose and nice composition.

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  • Shin (36)
  • [2007-08-26 8:39]

Hello, Angelo.
Good composition and details.
I'm interested in the name of this bird. In japanese, he has the same name.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-26 9:09]

Wonderful captured! Detail and focus are great!

super image you don't get to see one close up often, heard but not seen.tfs.

Gran colpaccio Angelo!
Bella posa, nitidezza, catchlight...

Adesso mi dispiace ancor di pił di non esser potuto venire...


Hello Angelo,

I'm so jealous, this is a wonderful image; sharp, good colour and light and great composition. You have also caught the cuckoo in a wonderful position. tfs,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-26 14:20]

Hi Angelo
Excellent capture.Sahrp detaisl and good colors.Also nice BG
TFS Michel

Hi Angelo,
Well captured Cuckoo, Cucut in my language catalan... The pose is good, the silhoutte against a neat sky is the ideal placement, and the details of his beautiful plumage are good... TFS, Marta

Bellissima anche questa: grande ripresa.

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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