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Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Gabi Sandu (gabisandu) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 2 N: 5] (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 14:51
Viewed: 2494
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Cuckoo (formerly European Cuckoo) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, which also includes the roadrunners, the anis and the coucals.[1] The species' binomial name is derived from the Latin cuculus (the cuckoo) and canorus (melodious; from canere, meaning to sing).[2] The cuckoo family gets its common name and genus name by onomatopoeia for the call of the male Common Cuckoo.[3] The English word "cuckoo" comes from the Old French cucu and it first appears about 1240[4] in the poem Sumer Is Icumen In - "Summer has come in / Loudly sing, Cuckoo!" in modern English.

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Salut Gabi,
Bine surprins acest cuc in zbor......Detalii si focus perfect in ciuda subiectului aflat in miscare. Finetea penajului cat si albastrul cerului sunt impresionante.
Felicitari si un weekend placut!

Buna Gabi,
O fotografie foarte frumoasa.Compozitie buna ca detalii si culorile.O imagine foarte reusita.Dificil de surprins in zbor o asemenea pasare.

Hi Gabi
That's an extremely nice flight shot

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-16 2:50]

Hello Gabi,
Excellent photo of this Cuckoo in flight. Fantastic sharpness, details and a very good composition. Nice eye contact.

Hi, Gabi
It is very difficult to photograph this species in flight, and the bird seems to have spotted you and taking evasive action. Great lighting and sharpness, and the high shutter speed has frozen all motion. A very unusual and difficult shot.
Regards, Nigel.

wow, perfect flight capture, bravo!

Salut Gabi,

O poza buna cu o compozitie simpla dar de nota 10. Imi place transparenta penelor, desenul penajului si secventa ca atare. Probabil ca la penajul cucului nu se potrivea nimic mai bine ca aceasta nuanta de albastru. Bravo.

Numai bine, Cezar.

Salut,Gabi! Bine te-am regasit!...
O fotografie excelenta ca de obicei :claritate buna, culori frumoase si o pozitie extraordinara a cucului in zbor.Foarte spectaculos!
Toate bune, Valerian!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-09-21 22:31]

f tare imaginea!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-22 4:46]

Hi Gabi,
Perfect capture of flying this Cuckoo.
Nice natural colours and excellent details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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