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(Clamator glandarius)

(Clamator glandarius)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon 2X converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-18 8:51
Viewed: 1633
Points: 30
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Cuco-rabilongo,Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

Newly come by these days found it yesterday when he ate.Is a very tolerant bird...

"The Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.
It is a widespread summer migrant to southeast and southwest Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa. It is a brood parasite, which lays its eggs in the nests of corvids (especially magpies), and starlings.
This species is slightly larger than the Common Cuckoo at 35–39 cm length, but looks much larger with its broad wings and long narrow tail.
Unlike the Common Cuckoo, neither the hen nor the hatched chick of this species evict the host's eggs, but the young magpies often die because they cannot compete successfully with the cuckoo for food.
The adult is grey above with a slender body, long tail and strong legs. It has a grey cap, grey wings, a yellowish face and upper breast, and white underparts. Sexes are similar. The juveniles have blackish upperparts and cap, and chestnut primary wing feathers. This species has a magpie-like flight.
It is a bird of warm open country with trees. Its food is insects, with hairy caterpillars, which are distasteful to many birds, being a speciality.
The Great Spotted Cuckoo's call is a loud cher-cher-kri-kri and variations."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 1000/1 mm
Date Taken: 2013-04-17 16:43
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-18 8:56]

Hi Jose,there is a very good dinner today for this beautiful cuckoo as i can see in your pic,and i can see very very well what happens,spectacular capture despite the difficult situation,between something as i can see in the blurred low part,great details,colors and exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-04-18 9:45]

Very good picture Jose of this cuco. They are not easy to take a picture like this one!! I like the moment and the deep of field, very good. Congratulation and thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

Excellent image with natural colors and good sharpness


Hello Jose,
A very nice capture of the Great Spotted Cuckoo with its catch. Nice eye blink, natural colours and contradicting BG colour that actually brings your subject to the foreground. I like it!!
Best regards,

Hello Jose

Excellent timing to shoot in photo this
Great Spotted Cuckoo with his capture,
the fine POV giving its wonderful eye-contact
and the catch-light rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Hallo Jose
great sharpness and good details
the pose and colours are very good
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Jose, great capture of lovely bird with its dinner, poor caterpillar, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose,
very interesting capture. Great point of view. A lot of details. Interesting situation of lunch :)
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-18 11:55]

Boa tarde Jose,
Fantastic photo of this Cuckoo with prey. Impressive pose with eye contact. Excellent sharpness, details, splendid light and beautiful natural colours.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-18 12:17]

Hi Jose,
excellent capture of this hard working bird ,
outstanding details, well composed, perfect BG!
Best regards !

Hello Jose,
Lovely catch with a nice pose and details,beautiful composition,colours and clarity.
Beast regards,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-18 23:50]

Interesting image of this cuckoo with a caterpillar, well captured. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-19 1:14]

Bonjour Jose,
Bravo d'avour pu attraper un coucou et avec cette immense chenille dans le bec l'image est encore plus impressionnante! De belles couleurs aussi.

Hallo Jose,
Bel momento colto. Complimenti per la bella composizione.

Bonjour José,
Dommage pour le cadrage mais l'image est vraiment belle et réaliste.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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