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Strike the pose

Strike the pose
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 1600
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animal portraits, Birds of Brazil, Toucans, Zoo animals, Birds in Brazil 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-02 21:40
Viewed: 5304
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a picture of a toucan taken at the Bird Park (Parque das Aves) in Foz do Iguacu in Brazil.

The Bird Park has more than 900 birds of 150 species. The majority of them are Brazilian birds. A third of these species are endangered. All birds seen in the Park originate from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA or rehabilitation centres. The Bird Park does not accept birds of unknown origin. All animals are registered and an annual report is given to the Brazilian Zoological Society and IBAMA.
Some of the birds are rehabilitated but cannot be returned to nature.

Personally for any lover of birds and photographer this park deserve a visit because of the amount of possibilities to capture on film a lot of different colorful species flying around you in the large walkthrough aviaries.

I wish my visit would have been longer in the park but I only had less than an hour to visit it before closing.

I did play with this toucan and actually put my hand in his beak... that was a thrill !!!

I only sharpened, give more light and softened the BG with NeatImage for posting.

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To ellis49: NIiglootrek 3 11-03 01:26
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Nice detail and color, solid shot.


Hi Stephan,
Very nice picture with good POV and nice colours.
The pose and composition are good. IMO you softed it little too much in NI.
Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-03 2:48]

I love the pose and the POV, Stephen. Sharp details and great colors.
Your bird park sounds fantastic. I wish I could go there one day. Well done and TFS. : )

Hi Stephan

Sorry for the quick critique, but I need to get some other work done before bed time. Great shot. Very well composed. The depth of colour is great and the exposure spot on. Sharpness and detail are both excellent. Thanks.

Hi Stephen,
These are amazing birds. The colors are eye popping. I love their eyes. I bet it is hard to do much preening with that giant beak.

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  • alexbf (61)
  • [2005-11-03 8:26]

Tout simplement superbe. La pose est très originale et le focus est parfait!

Tu as fait un bon travail avec NI également.


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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-03 15:08]

very beautiful shot
details and composition are great
well done

Nice capture Stephan,
Good colours and detail. Nicely composed and good POV.
Thanks for posting.

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