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Mug shot

Mug shot
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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
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50 points or more - 50 puntos o más, Animal portraits, Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Toucans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-28 5:25
Viewed: 12849
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This toucan is kept in captivity in a place called "Usina" (Mill). To further information about the place, please check my previous post.

To me, there's a little overexposure in the white part of the body. I couldn't avoid it, even using the manual control of the buit-in flash, the only I have. Maybe the sunlight played a role in this overexposure. It's summer here in Brazil, and the morning was extremely hot when I took the picture.

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's 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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G R E A T!!!
He looks like unreal, just something from a cartoon ;-) I really love your picture!

Brazil must be very colourful place with all this beautiful birds :-)
I love it. Great composition with this huge beak in the center.
This bird looks as if he was very pleased to work as your model ;-)
Really great!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-28 5:57]

Probably your best picture so far Livio! Excellent, saturated and vivid colours. Great composition, nice blurred BG. Superb capture!

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-28 5:57]

Bela foto Livio. Gostei muito da pose. Cores fortes com ótimos detalhes. Como disse a Joanna realmente parece um cartoon.


Nice photo Livio. I like the pose. Strong colours whith excellent details. As said by Joanna, like a cartoon.



Nice Picture, lovely colors! Nice...!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-28 6:42]

Wooooow... is this for real? she is a beauty, love the colour contrast, it is great, the sharp detail of the beak and feather, bravo Livio, just wonderful shot.

Beautifull, full of colour. To me the whith does not matter, since all the coulours are so vivid, I think its actually quite fitting. Well done ! Nice posture and DOF too.

WOW, great portrait stunning colours.

Well done on this composition. A beautiful portrait.


Sem palavras...

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-28 8:24]
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It all works for me, excellent work Livio. It's simple and bold and the colours are excellent.

Stunning Livio.
Amazing contrast in colours all handled extremely well by you. This is one of your best and is going into my favourites.
very well done

Pena tucanos em cativeiro... não tenho vindo aqui... mas as fotos que tem postado estão ótimas!

This is a perfect portrait Livio! The toucan pose helps here for the framing, and you've used it very cleverly in the frame. No nits, only a pleasure for the eyes.

Quite a wow capture, this one. Only small nit would be the over exposed whites, everything else is picture perfect ;-))

Gorgeous capture...I LOVE it!

Amazing shot Livio. Everything perfect: colors, even and smooth BG, sharpness, DOF. Composition is very dynamic. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-01-28 22:20]

Livio, eu sempre procurei foto de tucano mas nunca encontrei uma tão perfeita.
Essa está demais, muito linda mesmo!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-29 4:06]

It doesn't look real:) Excellent capture Livio, the colours and details just right. TFS...

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-29 12:54]

Spotted this photo yesterday but didn't have time to comment.
Just brilliant!
Great colours, sharpness, note, BG, POV etc...
It's got the lot.
Well done!

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  • Fespo (74)
  • [2005-01-29 14:20]
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Apesar de ter perdido um pouco a textura na plumagem branca, a composição e cores estão fantásticas. Um belo trabalho. Parabéns!

Unha das tuas millores fotos de paraxaros ata o de agora. Parabens, Livios, as cores, composicion, lus, POV son moi bons (unha magoa as plumaxes brancas)

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  • desmo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 6] (4)
  • [2005-01-30 13:07]

All was known as.

What a colorful shot. Excellent mugshot of "Toco" here. Sharp details and the flames on the beak shows so nice. Love this one, Livio. Fantastic shot! You are really setting a standard with your latest post. It great to see this.

Great shot Livio, excellent subject, POV and DOF. The out-of-focus background really highlights the features of this colourful bird. Perhaps the whites are overexposed a bit, but as you say, this can't always be helped. You have done very well and deserve all the points you have got.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-08 6:22]

This is super! Great colors and razorsharp details! :)

I can't believe I haven't seen this. This is an absolute gem.
Everything is perfect here, the detail, colours, light and pose.
This has to go in my favourites.
Thanks for posting

fabulous colors, looks almost artificial! Great dof and background.
very well done!

Excellent shot with great DOF and the colours and detail are fantastic.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-03-21 21:50]

Muito bom, mesmo.....!!!
Lendo o comentário da Carmem, ontem tive o prazer de ver um bando deles (coisa de uns 50) aqui pertinho de casa (- de 1500 metros) em uma estrada de fazenda, tirei umas 5 fotos, nenhuma delas a menos de 30 metros (peninha!!). São bastante ariscos mas graças a Deus tem aparecido com uma certa constância pela região...

Beautiful capture. I love the detail in the eye. An excellent blurring of the background to really give the bird punch. Excellent shot.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-20 11:12]

This a great picture!
Focus is sharp, DOF is marvelous, color relation fantastic. It's a rainbow of color presented in a pleasing package (the blue eyes, red and yellow beak bird against the blur green BG).

Exelente foto da pra por em papel de parede e ficar o tempo todo apreciando esta beleza, parabéns pela foto,segundo plano esta otimo destacando o primeiro,magnifico.

Hola Livio.

Que boa image, con unha nitidez e cor extraordinaria.

Jose Luis.


Wonderful sharpness and POV! This photos is so damn beautiful! Thanks a lot for sharing it... A little overexposed at the white part and on the upper mandible. The eyes are also very nicely captured in the photo! Congrats!


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