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Burchell's Coucal

Burchell's Coucal
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-23 14:43
Viewed: 4171
Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beatifull colored bird which we have seen a few times during our visit in the Krugerpark,mostly hiding in the bushes,is this Burchell's Coucal.

Hope you like it and TFW

This upload is another posting from sea,at the moment berthed in Augusta (Italy) after a rough passage from Valletta where we left the drydock this morning,we will load a full cargo Bitumen and will depart to Allicante tomorrow evening with an ETA (estimated time of arrival) 27th late am.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-03-23 14:51]

Hello Paul,

You found these bird lovely between the green vegetation, I must very well look between the leaves, but it's very well done! Sharpness and clarity are superb!
Moet prachtig zijn in het Krugerpark!


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-23 15:07]

Hi Paul, good shot of the Burchell Coucal. good color with detail. his eye is very clear.
What a unusal Bird. well done


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-23 15:24]

Hi Paul
Good shut of that bird,I like the details of the feathers , very clear with nice colors and good DOF.

Nice one, Paul!
Details and colours are really good.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-23 16:42]

Hello Paul,
They make a lot of noise and rumours in the bushes, but you see them almost never so clear as on this photo. Very good work.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-23 16:56]

Hello Paul,
Great shot of Burchell's Coucal, sharp with beautiful natural framing of the foliage, also providing a pleasing contrast.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Paul,
Superb shot!

Hello Paul.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-23 17:12]

Hej Paul,
Excellent sharp profile of this Coucal in a nice pose amongst the foliage! Sharp details and I like his dark eye.
Kul att du kan hålla kontakten utifrån böljorna de blå! Ha en bra seglats!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-23 17:28]

hi paul,
Joli spéciment qui est totalement inconnu pour moi. J'aime cette prise de vue très naturelle et la position de l'oiseau.
bons détails


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-23 17:35]

Um belo e escantador passaro, bela foto e ótima composição está exelente.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-03-23 17:58]

hello Paul.
Great shot, very good sharpness, nice colors

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-23 18:34]

Hola Paul,
Bella captura, excelente y magnífica compo,
preciosos colores y textura del plumaje espectacular, saludos

Very pure and sharp shot Paul. Technically perfect picture
Excellent composition. Well done. tfs. Stev

Ha Paul,

Wat een beauty
mooie compo
schitterende bevedering
scherpte, POV en DOF zijn Perfect

TFS Thijs

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-24 4:01]

Hi Paul,
Excellent shot of the coucal. Superb colours and sharp details. I love its pose up among the green leaves. Great POV and DOF. Very nicely composed and framed. Kudos.

bonjour paul
l'allure de cet oiseau est vraiment tres impressionnante,son regard semble attiré par quelque chose.
excellents details et superbe netteté.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-24 5:22]

Hello Paul,
Wonderful capture displayed well with great camera work, thanks for sharing.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-24 5:28]

Hi Paul,
Great shot of this bird, the sharpness and details are great in a very beautifull BG.
Greetings safe journey

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-24 5:36]

Ha Paul,

Die Afrikaanse koekoeken zijn echt heel bijzonder. Deze staat er prachtig op in een natuurlijke omgeving.


magnifique, on ne peux rien dire d' autre, je ne connais pas cet oiseau, mais il est tres joli, ses couleurs tres nettes et ressort bien dans ce fond de verdure
bravo et merci

Hi Paul

Very good shot. Perfect exposure on both the black and white. Congrats!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-24 17:45]

Hello Paul,
Beautiful capture.POV,lighting,exposure and details are excellent.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-25 3:50]

What an interesting looking bird, Paul.
I don't think I have ever seen one before, so thanks for the introduction.
It is very attractive. Beautiful colors.
You captured it with excellent focus and exposure.
The composition amid the leaves is very pleasing.
TFS. : )

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-03-25 8:01]
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Hi Paul,
A very nice composition, sharp and with super rendition of the plumage of this bird with such a stern and strong profile! It appears very clearly and impressively out of the soft green foliage!
With best regards,
(Didn't you capture any butterflies in Africa or are you saving them :-) for later?)

Hello Paul,
I think that it is the first time I see this specie of bird. This is a so nice capture with excellent POV, details, colors and composition. He has an amazing look. This is very well done! Thanks,

Excellent capture of the coucal. I like the details and the leaves give the image more appeal. :)

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