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Another toucan

Another toucan
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Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Toucans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 12:33
Viewed: 8615
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One may have the feeling that, here, I just flipped the photo that's on www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo7615.htm . But I can assure you I haven't done that. They are different photos, different instants.

This toucan was kept in captivity in a place called "Usina" (Mill). It’s located some 10 kilometers away from my town, and once there was in the place a sugar mill. Soon, what we call “Hotel Fazenda” (a kind of hotel in the countryside) is being built there. I don’t know what happened to the birds that were (are?) kept in the place.

Another thing this shot has in common with the one mentioned above is some little overexposure I couldn't avoid.

As for the bird, its beak may seem heavy, but its structure is indeed a light one, which makes easy for the bird to fly.

It feeds on insects, lizards, eggs, other birds' offsprings and fruits.

The species can be found in Brazil and Argentina.

I owe these informations to Alexandre Zulu and Gerhard Theron, two members of this website who also took pictures of this species. In other to check their shots, please refer to www.treknature.com/gallery/South_America/Brazil/photo6715.htm and www.treknature.com/gallery/Africa/South_Africa/photo6048.htm .

tinman, Fisher, sAner, liquidsunshine, hummingbird24, TAZ, marhowie, dew77, fluorite has marked this note useful
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To ellis49: No soft-filterlivios 1 04-28 23:46
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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-04-28 12:45]

What a super bird and great info in your note. TFS. Tim

Halo Livio!
Next wonderful photo of tucano! Great colours and just perfect portrait. I love blue eye too!

Colours and pose are excellent, but the bird is just a little soft.

Excelent shot, Livios.
Well done on the composition.
Just wondering, Neat image?
The blur tool on the background to rid of noise would be better. Neat image plasticizes birds and animals. If it's not neat image, disregard what is said here.
Excelent work


A wonderful shot of this lovely looking bird Livio,
Not as sharp as the previous post, but as enjoyable to view.
The colours are fantastic, with good detail (The water drop in the beak looks great).
Thanks for posting

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-28 17:00]

A little soft but the overall effect is beautiful. The colours are amazing. Like the curves of it's body and beak. Good BG too.
Regards Toni.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-28 18:56]

Beau portrait Livio, les couleurs et l'éclairage sont excellents. Juste un petit floue dans l'image, peut être le focus.

Merci pour l'envoi et bonne journée.

Hi Livio, nice picture.
Good pose, colours and well composed.
It's very soft, used any soft-filter ?
Very well done.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-04-29 1:49]

I love the colours and BG but ı agree with others that the bird is a bit soft, anyway good shot, well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-29 2:10]

Beautiful toucan, Livio. Another outstanding picture. Perfect on all levels. TFS. : )

Too bad for that softfocus, otherwise its terrific makes wanna pack my stuff right now and take off to Matto Grosso

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1462 W: 74 N: 1428] (4750)
  • [2005-04-29 3:43]

Hello Livio,

The colors are extremely nice! Wonderful composition and great pose. The focus on the bird is a little soft. The BG is great and contrasting with the subject. I just love the visible pattern on the bill of the bird. A very fine picture! TFS!


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-04-29 3:52]

Those birds are superb Livio but very hard to capture. White and black areas are hard to exposure together. You did it well. Fantastic colours of beak and head. Tropical bird in every inch. Great post my friend!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-29 4:15]

beau portrait photographique pour ce superbe Toucan avec son énorme bec aux jolies couleurs.
Well Done !

Livio, Very pleasing to the eye..Bold vivid colors with good exposure of the difficult black and white..It's a portrait/profile so the bit of softness works for me! Well done..

Hi Livio
Great shot
Good composition
very vell done ;)

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-30 3:34]

Hello Livio!
Wonderful tucan portrait.Superb DOF,colors,BG and composition.Very well done!

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Parabens! Como sempre.. suas fotos sao otimas.
Belas cores, otima definição.



Hi Livio

I am delighted to have found your photo!

We saw one in Manaus, from where we started on our trip up the Amazon...



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