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Gallina de Guinea

Gallina de Guinea
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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Funny Faces, !Loodzwaar, !Birds of a Feather, Great Portraits, Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 16:43
Viewed: 25616
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 184
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, in my first visit ever to “Caricuao’s Zoo”, located to the west of Caracas, Venezuela.

Handheld with IS, about 11am, bright sun.
Some crop, contrast, resized for TN and sharpen.

Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is the best known of the guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and the only member of the genus Numida. It breeds in Africa, mainly south of the Sahara, and has been widely introduced into the West Indies and southern France.

Because of their abundance in the wild in Africa, there was no need to produce domestic flocks. Wild birds could be hunted as needed or could be captured and caged. Eggs could be gathered by raiding nests during the laying season.

The Helmeted Guineafowl is a large (53-58 cm) bird with a round body and small head. They weigh about 1.3 kg. The body plumage is gray-black spangled with white. Like other guineafowl, this species has an unfeathered head, in this case decorated with a dull yellow or reddish bony knob, and red and blue patches of skin. The wings are short and rounded, and the tail is also short. It lays its large clutch of 20-30 eggs in a well-hidden lined scrape, and the females incubate the eggs for 26-28 days. These guineafowl live as long as 12 years in the wild.

This is a gregarious species, forming flocks outside the breeding season typically of about 25 birds. Its diet consists of seeds and small invertebrates. Guineafowl are particularly well suited to consuming massive quantities of lyme disease carrying ticks. This guineafowl is terrestrial, and are more prone to run rather than fly when alarmed. They are, however, very agile and powerful flyers. Helmeted Guineafowl are great runners, and can run 5 km in a day. It makes loud harsh calls when disturbed. Their diet consists of a variety of animal and plant food; seeds, berries, greens, small snails, spiders, and insects.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Numididae
Genus: Numida
Species: N. meleagris

Helmeted Guineafowl

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-24 16:45]
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Hello Jose Miguel,
great close up on this strange bird. Excellent head on POV, looks like its coming straight out of the monitor.
Sharpness, colors and details are great.

Incredible detail on this bird. Definite candidate for the ugly bird award. nice shot.

Hola Jose,
A great shot and very expressive momment captured. The DOF worked out great and really brings this funny looking character to the viewers immediate attention. :)

  • stevkds Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
  • [2007-04-24 17:56]

Hi Jose.
Very nice detail. Excellent colour presentaion and composition. Very pure and sharp shot. Well done. tfs. Stwev.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-24 18:01]

Hola Jose Miguel, que bellos detalles y nitidez, , la gallina muy agraciada no es, pero la foto es una maravilla. Saludos. Carme.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-24 18:34]

Very interesting. A face only a mother could love! Outstanding details and exposure. Excellent DOF. Nice note.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-24 18:38]

Hola José Miguel,
Pues si que es rarita esta gallina,
un retrato excelente,
(me hubiese gustado verla de cuerpo entero)
buen trabajo y espectaculares detalles,
nitidez y magnífico pov,
saludos TFS.

Olá José Miguel.
Interessante o mesclado de cores, muito atraente. Me agradou muito o enquadramento do assunto, nitidez perfeita .

ps: um dia chegarei a este nivel ! rs

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-24 22:38]

Hello Jose

A super close up of this interesting bird.The focus is very good with sharp details and excellent colours.Such amazing detail I can see sand in it's mouth.Well composed,with excellent POV.TFS


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-04-24 23:12]

Hola Jose Miguel. Un bello y nitido Macro de esta Gallina de Guinea. Hermosos colores y definicion. Muy buenos detalles se pueden apreciar en su pico y cresta. Saludos Luis52.

Hi dear Jose ,
great shot with excellent focus.
splendid colors and great sharpness.
perfect shot.
thanks for sharing

très belle photo, que de la netteté, quel regard, tout y est
quelle réussite

Hello Jose,
This is wonderful close up. This Helmeted Guineafowl is almost pecking me at the face. Very well done and tfs.

bonjour JOSE
excellente macro beaucoup de détails, les couleurs sont parfaites
bien vu, merci

...Wow... This is a weird evening JM as they are so special creatures on this site right now. I have never seen this specie before and it looks so strange to me :) What an interesting looking fellow... It certainly has an impressive look and, as usual, this is an excellent capture with great compo, exposure and details. Thanks for this nice discovery :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-25 6:28]

Hi Jose.
Thank you for support of my play as a spectator and kind critic.
Super amazing close-up on which it is possible to study anatomy. Expressiveness of the scene, boundless details and sharpness, colours are more than natural, BG and composition are outstanding. BRAVO and greetings. Extraordinary portrait work.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-25 7:24]

Hi Jose Miguel

Another interesting and very well taken portrait of what looks to be another "wierd" aniaml :))
I must say it: you really take portrait of very interesting animals ;o) They definitely stand out really nice from the rest of the gallery.
Again, technically the shot is impeccable, taken from an excellent POV, with good, sharp details and lovely colors.
The DOF is also great, blurring the BG nicely and therefore making your subject stand out well.
Very interesting note, too!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-25 7:59]

Hola Jose Miguel!
Definitivamente, como dice Nick Webber, es el candidato perfecto para el premio al ave más fea!
¿Seguro que no es de otro planeta?
Aunque bien visto y no sé por qué ¡ese ojito me parece tan tierno!
Y el pico tan poco es tan feo después de todo.
Y ese color tan rojo le hace muy gracioso ¿no crees?
En fin, que es una criatura realmente interesante a pesar de todo.
La imagen tan genial como todas las tuyas! Un retrato perfecto.
Muchas gracias por presentarnos a este gran desconocido.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-04-25 8:22]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Very good work ! impressive colors and composition. Sharpness and details are great!Thanks for sharing

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-25 8:28]

Hola José Miguel,
Impactante retrato de esta rara ave. Técnicamente inmejorable (la luz es uniforme y la exposición ideal, la profundidad de campo óptima para mantener el sujeto enfocado y el fondo borroso) el punto de vista y el corte componen un retrato muy eficaz y atractivo. ¡Todo un maestro en el retrato!
Abrazos desde España,
José Miguel

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-04-25 9:20]

Hi Jose!
Not really a handsome bird, but excellent captured in the "talkin" moment, really good quality of the photo and superb portrait!

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-25 10:59]

Hi Jose,
Marvellous capture and great details.
Very well presented.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-25 11:06]

selam jose; nice close up shot of this lovely bird.beautiful colours and BG with nice eye contact and POV well done TFS
All the best

What a fantastic shot with your IS, Jose!
Who says you need all that fancy expensive stuff to make a great picture?
Helmeted Guineafowl is an interesting character to look at. Smeared with soil, its face looks funny yet cute in this picture!
What superb details and colours!
Hats off to you.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-04-25 14:20]

Hi Jose.
Excellent and very impressive close-up this "creature".Another your technically perfect shot.Great sharp details in this face,amazing colors and very good DOF with nice blurry BG.I like eye contact and his pose with opened beak.Superb done,my compliments and thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Jose this is a great portrait details are fabulous nice background blur also nice timing with the open beak tfs rgds necip.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-25 21:23]

Hello Jose,
Excellent details and colors in this fine closeup of a face only another Guineafowl could love, thanks Jose.

The close up is excellent, just not sure with this creatures looks that being this close will help her any! ;) Exceptional detail, well taken.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-26 3:27]

I love that POV, Jose.
Very unusual and funny.
Great details and a fantastic close-up!
TFS. : )

Hola José Miguel.
Un retrato tipo "foto de carnet". Los detalles son muy vivos así como el colorido que posee el animal.
Buenos contrastes y agradable BG.
Saludos, JL.

bonjour josé miguel
je n'ai pas beaucoup de temps mais je passe en coup de vent,
ce portrait est tres bien realisé,bonne netteté et profondeur de champ,jolies couleurs et BG bien coloré.

Hola Jose Miguel,
Impresionante retrato de esta clase de gallina! Me gusta mucho el nivel de detalles observable y la carita que tiene la pobrecita, fea y rara...al menos segun parametros humanos. Me gusta tambien la expresion que tiene, que no se si es de miedo o de agresion.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-26 14:49]

Hi Jose, great shot! He wouldn't win any beauty contests but he looks great. Excellent timing to get that expression. Wonderful colours, sharp and nice framing



Hi Jose Miguel, splendid portrait with amazing details, wonderful light and colors, excellent focus and sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose,
what an unbelievably detailed shot of this bird's face.That S3 point and shoot camera is one fine piece of gear and you use it very well.Very good colour and focus and POV make this photo interesting to view,so well done Jose and keep'em coming. Bob

Bonjour Jose Miguel
Tu nous présentes à nouveau une très étrange espèce d'oiseau. Tu traites ton sujet comme un véritable portrait, avec une pose de 3/4 et une belle lumière latérale. Comme pour tes autres images, le résultat est particulièrement expressif.

Hello Jose, :)

Wonderful close up, your sharpness is perfect and shows wonderful detail in this attractive fellow! ;) Great pose, love the eye contact.

I was in Caracas about 10 years ago, really interesting place to visit. Thank you for sharing, take care and have a wonderful day!


Hola José Miguel,
Espectacular retrato, por sus llamativos colores, la luz, definición y fondo son magistrales. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-27 13:14]

Hi Jose Miguel, this is a super shot, what a character! I am so happy to see close ups like this. This is a fine one everything going on in the face. Lovely clear and sharp eyes. Great colour, light and sharpness. I adore it.
I love the ant also, will look at tomorrow.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-27 20:59]

Uma bela e linda fotografia cores e nitidez exelente muito bem focada é muito interessante esta ave meus parabéns.

Bonsoir Jose Miguel
Il est vraiment superbe ton portrait de ce bizar de volatil,les couleurs sont éclatantes et lumineuses.
La lumière te les contrastes sont extras.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi Jose,

This is a strange looking bird, and you have made a very good close up of it.
I like the details, great shapness, POV and colours.
And a very interesting note to read.
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Nel

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-28 10:23]

Quel joli portrait bien éclairé. On dirait de la cire.
Bonne journée.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-28 10:29]

Hi Jose Miguel

What a fantastic portrait, very nice close up shot with superb details, I do like the tight crop and the pose is great and really good colousr too. He really has a face only a mother would love, I added him to a theme hope you don't mind.

TFS Hilary :o)

Oh my goodness! What an interesting portrait this is. We have an expression... "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" I suppose to its mate this may be quite beautiful! It's a wonderful, sharp photograph. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

hola José Miguel

el pájarracoo es muy feo , pero los colores y los detalles tan buenos hacen una perfecta fotografia de retrato.



Hi JM,
A very high quality image. The sharpness of the picture is just outstanding.


hello jose!
this is really funny face :-)
great catch and sharpness.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-04-30 17:49]

hello Jose
here is wonderful portrait photo of this handsome model under the strong light condition
i like composition, its pose, point of view, background, colours, sharpness, details and note
thanks for sharing

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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-05-01 0:56]

Hi Jose,
Superb detail on this interesting bird, very nice presentation,excellent POV and sharp.
Well done
Best regards


Hello JM,
This is a fascinating portrait of an expressive bird!
Awesome details are captured, and the subject is awesome too...
Close-up work is well done, and colours and details are very well reproduced!
Pablo -

Excelente enfoque y produndidad de campo. Veo que está teniendo éxtito tu foto y eso pasa con lo que es bueno. Enhorabuena !!

It looks like this bird has something to say!
Great sharp photo of a busy bird! TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Morning Relections (12)" :o)

Hi Jose,
Well I can't actually say it is the prettiest bird I have ever seen but your portrait of it is superb. You have captured all the detail in its ugly face well. The quality of the image is grand as is the note you have provided.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-02 3:02]

Hello Jose,
Amazing portrait of this Guineafowl. Looks like an old chatty English lady. Excellent sharpness, pose and framing. Professional quality of the picture.
Best regards

Hi Jose,
This is a wonderful portrait. Nice, unusual and funny shot with beautiful point of view.

Well done

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2007-05-03 1:33]

Hi Jose,
Excellent portrait of Helmeted Guineafowl.
I like your pov,dof,blurred bg,pp work,focus,sharpness,colors,note,frame and bird's pose.TFS

Oh yes!!! This is a character that has been running around TrekNature for a while eh!

But you caught it in a nice moment < red flaps aflying! > Well shot and a great presentation!

Tfs, Jay

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  • lee Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 23] (84)
  • [2007-05-04 0:04]

Hi Jose, now thats getting up close and personal...hope he uses scope :-). A good picture with certainly some detail in it. Good texture. Looks good against the nicely blurred background. Good job, thanks.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-04 3:12]

Hello Jose,

I'm very glad that I you found on these wonderful side, what a lovely detail of this bird, simple fantastic my friend, I can a lot learn of you splendid work, my compliment for this one, and you gallery.

Best regards,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-04 9:24]

Hola Jose,
What an interesting bird.. Looks like it has a piece of bacon attached to its bill :o) details and composition is very good. TFS

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-05-04 13:12]

Hola jose Miguel,
Estupenda toma, parece que me vaya a picar de lo perfecta que es la definición.
Excelente trabajo.
Saludos cordiales

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-05 2:31]

Wow,fantasti close up,with excellent details.TFS!

Dear José,
eye catching, very concentrated portrait of a cheerful little monster.
Exciting details and rich colours. Remarkably well fitting depth of field that allows to see all the distant parts of the bird`s head - even the end of the beak - as well focussed as the eyes, while there is a most pleasantly soft, invitingly bright distant background.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hello Jose Miguel!
Very colourful, nice bird portrait with well saturated colours and very good DOF. I like also timing ;>
Note as always very informative.
TFS and have a nice day!

Hola José Miguel
Un gran retrato el de esta gallina, curiosa especie y muy bien retratada, pero que a mi particularmente no me parece una especie muy bella, claro está que para eso se hicieron los colores.
Un saludo

Hi, Jose Miquel.
Very funny bird. I like this expression. Excellent exposure and sharpness. Looks great.

Hi Jose,
That's a great capture; and razor sharp; most open beak images are a bit soft; not so here.
Great background too.
Congrats and TFS

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-05-10 20:32]

Hi Jose Miguel. A beautiful photo of an ugly face!. Just kidding they are all beautiful to their own species. I like the superb clarity and details you show here along with an excellent note. TFS. Murray.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-05-11 19:36]

Hello Jose Miguel!
The capture is really very impressive - it has certain personality. Colors and sharpness are admirable.

Hola Jose,
Excellent sharpness.
Details and colours are perfect

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-05-13 19:38]

José, this is a perfect close-up.

Excellent lighting, colors, exposure and composition.

I like the blurred bg too.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-16 11:48]

Hello Jose,
Wonderful portrait.I liked POV,blurred BG,3D effect,clear details,natural colors and expression on face a lot.

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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-16 21:28]

Hello Jose Miguel

Very impressive, this picture. A lot of details give us a really attractive subject :)
Thanks a lot for sharing

Regards, Christophe

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-18 3:21]

Hello Jose,
This species is not a playboy in my opinion :-)) But the close-up is great !
The "+++" : composition, subject, expression, POV, colors, super sharpness, details, DOF, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations for this good camera work.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-05-23 6:19]

saludo Jose Miguel, no conosco esta ave, buen primer plano una foto bonita y muy iluminada y nitida... SAludos

Hi Jose,
You have a loyt of extraordinary photos, and this is again one of them. Really very good. TFS. Mustafa

Belle photo, superbe photo, sa gueule est vraiment sympa, agne a être connu,on aurait envie d' en avoir un chez soi,belle prise. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2007-06-05 19:23]

Tremendo retrato!! me recuerda a alguna de los oleos del artista Raymond Harris-Ching.

Gracias por compartir.



I love this portrait! I had taken some bird portraits in the zoo just recently myself (on TL) - this one is absolutely priceless - a fave keeper! The expression is hilareous! Great sharpness and details!

Hi Jose,
POV is everything and this one has it.
In fact with this expression, I can see right inside this bird brains head. :}}
Very sharp portrait, excellent detail, color, exposure, & DOF. Yep, the bird brains have it!

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-06-28 14:12]

Hola Jose Miguel !
What a strange bird ! I love his funny face ! La foto tiene excelentos detalles, colores lindos, y el punto de vista como el fondo me gustan mucho. The pose of the bird is excellent too, with the open beak. Great picture ! Very well done !

Oh.one more in your face portarit.Your pictures always amaze me..........
This is superbly shot with vivid xolors and great details..........i like dit


Hola Jose Miguel,
Una forma absolutamente inaudita de ver a una gallina de Guinea o pintada ...Me encanta este "portrait", parece una gallina loca!...El intenso color rojo de las "barballeres" (ahora no se como se llama ni en inglés ni en español) y el extraordinario nivel de detalle son admirables!
Y además, con ese lantente sentido del humor! Fantástico! SAludos, Marta

Jose Miguel, you have a talent a taking portrait of "interesting" faces! All great images. This one is not exception. The composition, pose, expression, colours, detail and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-07-24 14:37]

Great shot of this prehistoric looking bird. You captured it in action and it gives him charictor. The sharpness and details are great. My ony gripe is a tiny bit of noise in the birds eye.


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-07-25 16:56]

Hi jose
Cute portrait shot. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light, POV and DOF.
Well done


merhaba Jose Miguel,
What a nice close up. excellent. details and sharpness great, POV and action wonderful with good notes. Congratulations. I like this pose. but recently we dont often see your posts. I hope I can visit them in near future. thanks.
best wishes from Turquie.

What a handsome face-right- up there with the Cassowary! excellent shot with very fine detail.

Hello again Jose
Wow; Nature can be crawl sometimes this really is the face only a mother could love, but what a picture, excellent detail, stunning colours, I love the tight crop all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hola Jose,
Esto es un foto encantador y divertido. Los detalles están claros. El punto de vista es buen y interesante. La expresión en la cara del pájaro es divertida, demostrando de la perilla en su cabeza, sus ojos, el pico y los lóbulos.
Buen captura!

Hi Miguel
A face only a mother could love : )
I guess he's kind of cute is his own special way. You've captured the detail well of this Guineafoul. The close view is awesome. Colours and lighting are excellent. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hallo Jose Miguel
Excellent my friend, excellent. An overwhelming portrait filled with lots and lots of detail to appreciate and applaud. I don’t think I can add any more than everybody before me. This image pleasantly displayed. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece with us.
Best regards

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