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Temnick's Tragopan *For Shoot Score*

Temnick's Tragopan *For Shoot Score*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-06 1:46
Viewed: 3990
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have dedicated this photo to Jay Meeuwig (Shoot Score) for his outstanding work in getting rid us of these latest illegal websites that were stealing photos off the members of this site.

The Temminck's Tragopan, Tragopan temminckii is a medium-sized, approximately 64cm long, pheasant in the genus Tragopan. The male is a stocky red-and-orange bird with white-spotted plumage, black bill and pink legs. It has a bare blue facial skin, inflatable dark-blue lappet and horns. The female is a white-spotted brown bird with blue circular eye skin.

Its appearance resembles the Satyr Tragopan, but unlike the latter species it has all red upperbody plumage and orange collar. The diet consists mainly of berries, grass and plants.

The Temminck's Tragopan is distributed in forests of northern South Asia, from northeast India, northwest Vietnam, Tibet and northern provinces of China.

Widespread and a common species throughout its large habitat range, the Temminck's Tragopan is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

LordPotty, Jamesp, horia, PaulH, eqshannon, pierrefonds, hester, nglen, jaycee, mirceax, jmirah, haraprasan, angybone, smitha, SelenE has marked this note useful
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hello joe,
our dear friend Jay Meeuwig will sure love this dedication, i liked the burst of colours in the shot, lovely contrast, liked the composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

Awesome colour in this portrait Joe.
I hadn't been following Jays thread so was unaware of the pilfering going on.
Good on him for doing sumfink about it.
Great work.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-06 3:38]

Hi Joe

Great POV and super-sharp focus - plus great lighting and colour.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-06 4:07]

Hi Joe

This is a lovely portrait of this Temnick's Tragopan and also a terrific dedication to a man tha really helped us all with is devotion and persistence.

The photo itself is great, with plenty of vivid colors and very sharp details.
The close-up is very good and the flash is well managed, too.
Spot-on DOF that keeps the entire head in perfect focus, as well.
I don't know if it was possible here, but i would have tried a lower POV maybe...but you know the condition better :)

Anyway, Bravo and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-06 5:10]

Hi Joe,
i see we are neighbours today :o) Great dedication for Jay, who has indeed it seems been very busy on behalf of us all here at TN. Love the punchy colour here and the more i look the more detail i see. Great job, have a good weekend.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-10-06 5:29]

salut Joe,
image intéressante avec ces couleurs vives et denses. Le portrait est simple mais agréable.


Excellent choice for Jay!!! Nice colorings. Fine details in this rare to my eye species. I just don't get 'round much anymore. Very fine then.
Cheerful Regards

Hi Joe,

A nice close-up POV of Temminck's Tragopan, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-06 10:12]

Hi Joe

What a bright coloured bird! the markings and colours are beautiful. Lovely sharp details and a nice POV



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-06 10:18]

Hi Joe. Where did you get this one ?. what a colourful bird it is.you have captured rich colours and light in the eye. fine detail in the feathers. good notes too.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-06 11:48]

Hi Joe,

A wonderful dedication to Jay who has more than earned it! I'm sure he will appreciate it and enjoy this colorful bird. The colors are just amazing with excellent details.


Hi Joe,
A beautiful portrait of this spectacular bird. I love the briliants colours and the greats details.


Muy buena luz y excelente enfoque a la cabeza. Muy bien resuelta a pesar de las condiciones de luz. Bonitos colores.

Que tengas un buen Domingo Joe.

Hi Joey,
WOW!! Beautiful colors and excellent POV make this an outstanding capture. Very well done.


Hi Joe,
A beautiful captured portrait of this beautiful and colorful bird. Excellent details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Gorgeous color - particularly that blue. WOW!
Another great shot to add to your gallery. :)

Hello Joe,
What a colourful bird.This is the first time I am seeing one. Good POV, sharpness, details and colours.Good use of flash.Joe I would very much like to see the whole bird. do you have such photo? A beautiful dedication to Jay Meeuwig .Thanks for the share,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-08 0:45]

Hi Joe,
This is a charming bird with great colors. I liked the contrast and the color tones a lot. TFS
Best wishes,

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