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Cuculus canorus

Cuculus canorus
Photo Information
Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 80- 400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-26 4:37
Viewed: 4069
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Food and feeding

Its food is insects, with hairy caterpillars, which are distasteful to many birds, being a speciality.
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Hello Szabo,

Very good capture with excellent approach, allowing details of the natural environment. The pose of the bird, and eye contact, are excellent.

I fear you've had a problem with blurring in the PP, it is sometimes better to let a bit of noise and not sacrifice important details like the texture of the feathers. But remains one pretty good.

Thanks for sharing, Greetings


  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-06-26 10:01]

prima data cand vad poza cu cuc hranindu-se

  • Good 
  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-06-26 11:20]

nice capture of the Common Cuckoo! :-) you do not see those very often. love the natural environment and of course the hairy
catch of the day, but as jesus already pointed out, somehow the details, especially on the plumage, are blurred away.
best wishes & take care, thor.

  • Great 
  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-26 11:30]

Hello Jozsef,
I don't know why your photo is so underestimated. This bird is known an everyone heard it but not much people saw. You managed took shot, good shot this bird.
Regards, Pawel.

A gorgeous composition.
Hunting with the beautiful.
Super a share ...

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-29 8:34]

Hello again Jozsef,
It is not easy to photograph a Cuckoo, they are so shy!
This is a great capture of one with a caterpillar taken from a great POV with good sharpness.
Well done!
Thanks and have a good week,

great capture, TFS Ori

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