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Blue-crowned Trogon

Blue-crowned Trogon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-29 1:55
Viewed: 4546
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When we made a walk through a forest, we heard a trogon. Hidden between the leaves and branches we find him and for a little moment I had the chance to make a few photos before he flow away. This is the result. I was very glad to have seen and photograph him in the wild.

The Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Range in South America, Amazon Basin
The Blue-crowned Trogon's range in South America is the southwestern and southeastern quadrants of the Amazon Basin with the northern limit being the Amazon River. The range continues beyond the Amazon Basin south to northern Argentina and Paraguay, and eastwards to eastern coastal Brazil as far south as northern Espírito Santo state; a third of the species range is outside the Amazon Basin.

25 cm. Male with blue head and breast, back green, red belly (lighter in female), white underside of tail barred black. Female gray on head and breast, with more black on tail.

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Hi Peter,
wonderful shot with beautiful colours and sharpnes

Hi Peter
great colours and good compo fr a full frame, although imho the head is almost to close to the upper frame.
great anyway

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-09-29 2:52]

Hei Peter,
zo te zien moet ik tocjh ook eens in de Pantanal gaan kijken. In Venezuala zag ik wel Trogons, maar alleen erg hoog in de bomen. Een erg fraaie plaat. Ben stieken wel een beetje jaloers op jouw serie.
Groeten, Jacob

Bonjour Peter, quelles superbes couleurs, en particulier le rouge-orangé sur le poitrail de l'oiseau, très belle netteté, j'aime bien sa pose avec le tête sur le coté,
bonne composition,

Bonjour Peter, superbe photo, les couleurs sont magnifiques et j' aime beaucoup la pose de l'oiseau. Bravo,Matine

Hi Peter
Excellent shot with great color
and sharpness tfs jon

Hi Peter,
A new one for me, so this is very educational. A very colorful bird. I like your tight composition and crop here. Nice colors and sharp detail.Looks great!

Hi Peter,
Very nice pose of your bird. Clean details and excellent DOF. Colours are an eyes delight!


Hello Peter
Very intersting spiece to shoot,
Perfec tfocusing,composition and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-29 8:31]

Hi Peter,

I love seeing these birds from Brazil that I otherwise would not see. This is another beautiful one. The colors are wonderful and I love the stripes. You caught him in a wonderful pose.


Hello Peter excellent shot amazingly colourfull bird nice and sharp with good light tfs rgds Necip.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-29 11:35]

Hello Peter, what a great bird ! Lovely colors, very sharp and very good blurred background. I think the crop is a bit tight in the upper part. Well done, a great shot.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-29 11:42]

Hi Peter. Great pose in this one with its head to one side looking down. rich colours and god detail in the feathers and tail.a nice pov/dof. well done TFS.good notes too.

Hi Peter,

What an amazingly colourful bird, and you have captured the colours and textures magnificantly. I'd quite like to see the bird with sligtly less of a tight crop (to give the bird space to move around in), but I guess that this may not have been possible. A very striking picture nonetheless.

Kind regards,


hi peter!
A very fine bird with good
sharpness and fine exposure!
little tight on the top
good shot!

Magnifiques couleurs et superbes détails.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-29 15:58]

Hola Peter.- Que bellos los colores del plumaje de esta especie de ave. Exelente iluminacion y muy hermosa la pose. Me agrada en especial el rojo y la cola en blanco y negro. Saludos Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-29 17:17]

Hello Peter

Wow,a wonderful capture of this Surucua Trogon,the best I have seen.The colours are excellent.the focus and plumage details are wonderful.excellent POV and DOF.The clarity is great against a very good OOF BG.TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-09-29 18:47]

Hello Peter,
Great portrait of a species I have never seen before, thanks for sharing.

bonjour Peter,

magnifique prise de vue de cette oiseau, belle couleurs et netteté je trouve juste que le cadrage est un peut trop haut mais tu n'avais sûrément pas le choix

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-01 0:41]

Hi Peter,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful Trogon. Very sharp details and lovely colours on its plumage and you have captured a fantastic pose. Superb lighting and exposure. The BG looks great and highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Peter, wonderful capture, color, comp, DOF... Congrats!!!
Cheers, Luís.

Hello Peter

Its glance and eye-contact with you it is very
beautiful of this exotic bird, your fine frontal
POV it contributes for that, with beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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