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In the wild

In the wild
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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: 2006-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-27 12:20
Viewed: 4778
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot was taken late in the afternoon. I've been closely watching these birds recently, so that I learned by heart their route. Believe me: I know the trees they'll choose when they want some food; I know when and where they can be found. Therefore, I took lots of shots of the species this month.

The beak of the bird 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 .

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-07-27 12:21]

Hi Livio,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-07-27 12:40]

wauw Livios. you shoot them in wild, fantastic capture,
By us they are in zoo. the contrast is nice with the blue sky, well done my friend.
gr. jaap

Excellent capture of this comical looking toco, beautiful blue sky. This shot demonstrates the ability to reach food with their long bills that other birds dont have, scientist & ornithologist are still wondering to this day exactly its full use. I think you captured the reason in this beautiful image. Glad to see you posting again. :)

Hi Livio,
Excellent shot. Nice blue BG, vivid colors in your subject. Well composed with the bird presenting on the diagonal..
Nice and sharp, with great detail and exposed well..and in the wild :)
Very well done.

Hello Livio, nice too see you back.
This is a fantastic picture my friend. Wonderful brillant colours, great lighting, excellent sharpness, details and POV too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

Hello Livio,
Lovely shot! Great to see one in a wild and from your note we can expect many more such pictures.
Like the blue sky in BG a lot. The strong blue works well with colours of the bird. Very well done on the exposure and framing too!
Great job!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-27 15:53]

Hi Livio,
So happy to see you back. : )
I was worried that you had gone AWOL on us. : P
Excellent POV and pose, with the toucan reaching far out to get a fruit.
Details and colors are fantastic.
I love your toucans, and am looking forward to seeing many more.
TFS. : )

Hi Livio

I have been 'off line' for a while and now catching up on what has been posted. Still away on holiday so this is a short critique.

Well done on this lovely post. Everything looks spot on. Very nice work. :-)

Bonjour Livio
Elle est très joli cette photo de ce bel oiseau ,belle composition les couleurs sont jolies, beaux contrastes et la couleur de ton ciel est de toute beauté.
Bravo et merci....JP

Hello Livio,
It's great to see a post from you my friend.
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. POV is good.
Well composed.
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week

Hello Livio
Wonderful colours here.
The sky is such a brilliant blue and is an nice compliment
to the colour bird especially that magnificent beak.
Nicely done and thanks for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-28 3:25]

Hi Livio,
good captured and shot, nice composition, great colours. I like this work.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-28 3:27]

Hello Livo,
Nice to see a new post from you again:).Wonderful capture.Vivid colors,POV,sharpness and composition are perfect.I saw this bird last week at zoo and he hunted a rat on my eyes.
Enjoy your new lens:)

Excelent shot with great composition and POV.
I also love the contrast of the tucan against the sky.
A very sharp shot and a very beautiful animal.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-28 7:49]

Hello Livio, my friend!
Great to see you on TN again!
Fantastic, colorfull bird, symbol of South America. Great sky, light and colours. Also - very interesting pose. You're lucky that you can see these birds free.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-07-28 10:05]

Hola Livio,

So, I can ask you to be my guide in my next trip to Brazil (just kidding ;-) ). Your picture is wondeful and so colorful! It is so nice to see these bird FREE in the wild!!! I hope they are not endangered! Are they? The nice deep blue sky enhances so well the bird. You got also a nice pov and did a good composition. I like the little spark in its eye too! You control perfectly the exposure! Great job and TFS,


Hi Livio,
Wonderful colors !
And your shot is better with the subject in action like this... well done at the right moment and good framing.

Hi Livio,
It is good to see you back my friend. I am sure you have been very busy. This looks excellent. Beautiful color saturation in the bird and the blue sky backround. Nice sharp detail. Looks great!

Hi Livio,
Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird, excellent details, very nice colours and great composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-29 4:44]

Hello Livio,
An excellent shot of this bird.
Great colours and detail,a lovely blue sky BG.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-01 16:17]

Hi Livio,

It mus be great so see these birds in the wild! They are so photogenic and look so cool with their orange big bill. This is a good and very sharply focussed picture. Colors are natural. Well done & TFS!


Hi Livio,
I missed you for a long time, now I'm glad to find some new shots. This bird is beautiful, I love the colours and the blue sky, excellent shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-08-24 14:47]

Hi Livio, nice shot, good coloures and notice.

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