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Yellow-knobbed Curassow

Yellow-knobbed Curassow
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 10:13
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Yellow-knobbed Curassow

thanks to Ivan Argus

Crax is a genus of curassows from tropical South America. Only the Great Curassow ranges north as far as Mexico.

The diversity of color morphs found in females is typical for this genus, as is the variety of male bill ornament shapes and colors. Crax species, even distantly related one, readily hybridize, with fertile offspring theoretically possible in all possible mating combinations

Species are:
Great Curassow, Crax rubra
Blue-billed Curassow, Crax alberti
Yellow-knobbed Curassow, Crax daubentoni
Wattled Curassow, Crax globulosa
Red-billed Curassow Crax blumenbachii
Bare-faced Curassow, Crax fasciolata
Black Curassow, Crax alector

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
29/09/2006 13:42:56
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
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Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
70.0 - 200.0mm
Focal Length

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-05 10:34]

Hi Annick,

Een leuke shot van deze kuif,nooit eerder gezien,maar je hebt hem fraai geportretteerd,groetjes


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-05 10:38]

Hello Annick,
What a fabulous hair style and what a gorgeous bird! Your capture is brilliant too, very sharp details and beautiful light and colours. The dark background makes it perfect!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Annick,

WOW! Such an amazing capture you have here, I have never seen a fellow of his kind before! Fantastic sharpness and detail, great POV and DOF is perfect. Fantastic, can't wait to hear what kind of bird he is. Thank you for sharing! :)


great portrait, nice haircut, TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-05 11:01]
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Hello Annick,
You know I don't usually give critique on shots of captive birds, but I coulnt resist this one for the quality and detail.
This is an excellent close portrait of a young male Yellow-knobbed Curassow, he has not yet developed the yellow knoba nd wattles round the beak.
TFS and enjoy your Easter!

Hello Annick!
This is amazing portrait! What a head-dress! :) Colours, contrast and DOF are very good.
Best greetings,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-04-05 11:35]

Hi Annick,
I really like this typical bird. Especially the crest is wonderful. Very sharp and detailed capture.


Beautiful portrait.
Nice light and colours.
Greetings, JL.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-04-05 12:19]

Hi Annick,
Deze vogel heeft er wel werk van gemaakt. De hele avond in de krulspelden/rollers om mooi op de foto te komen. Prachtig scherp en mooie details.
Gr. Paula

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-05 16:10]

Hi Annick. A very good shot of this unusal bird. very good eye contact, with great colour and detail. well done TFS..

Nick.. hve a good easter.

Excellent portrait Annick. Very good detail. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Nice image that shows the display of this curly character. The yellow-knobb is one of my favorites of the curassows. Well done Annick. :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-05 20:58]

WOW! Annick, what a beautiful bird. I haven't seen one like this before. I love the curls and his eyes and his beak!! What else? It's a good shot, thank you

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-05 23:31]

Hello Annick,
This bird had a perm for her potrait shot, Great details captured and bird stands out well from blurred background.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-06 2:04]

Hi Annick,
A very interesting character! Composition, colors, and POV is very good. TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-06 5:51]

Hi Annick,
Once again an incredible bird from you! Perfect portrait by its pose, exposure, background, lighting and -of course- model.
TFS, José M.

Hi Annick,
Funny "hat" fot this bird. Composition and exposition is good but, for me, the pdc is a little to short.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-06 8:32]

Hi Annick

Is this a vague attempt of an 'afro' ? :)))
What a wierd hair-due :) And surely that makes this portrait so special!
A terrific shot with impeccable sharpness, colors and DOF.
A splendid compositon, as usual!

Bravo and TFS

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-04-06 12:24]

hi Annick, very nice shot , beautiful bird with new hairstyle;


Hi Annick,
Where did you find this beauty or need I ask? I love the portrait picture.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-07 20:19]

Hello Annick

Wow what a hairdo.Very well captured with sharp details and focus.Your usual excellent work.Very good DOF and the colour saturation is fine.TFS


Presque comoqie. On dirait qu'il sort de chez le coiffeur.
Bonne journée.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-08 6:06]

Hi Annick

What a great looking bird, I love the head feathers. Perfect exposure on all that black. Lovely framing and perfect DOF



What an amazing looking bird Annick, lol. It is just coming from the hairdresser, I'm sure :) I have never seen this bird before and I think that it looks just great! You caught excellent details with perfect exposure which might not have been that easy with this black color. Great compo and catch light too. What a funny bird! Thanks,

Hi, Annick.
What a beauty! Well composed portrait with good exposure and sharpness. Nice BG.

Hi Anicck,

Another masterpiece which I am seeing late. Seems the Yellow-knobbed Curassow
got this haristyle done specially for your photograph :).

Thank you for sharing.


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