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Lophura ignita

Lophura ignita
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-29 17:40
Viewed: 4493
Points: 36
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Thanks to Artur...
Source wiki...
The Crested Fireback, Lophura ignita is a medium-sized, up to 70cm long, forest pheasant with a peacock-like dark crest, bluish black plumage, reddish brown rump, black outer tail feathers, red iris and bare blue facial skin. The female is a brown bird with short crest, blue facial skin and spotted black-and-white below.

No specific data concerning this species.

The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. About 256 species are found worldwide.

These birds vary in size from the diminutive Asian Rain Quails (Excalfactoria chinensis) at 12.5 cm long and weighing 28 to 40 g to the largest extant Galliform species, is the North American Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), wild specimens of which may weigh as much as 14 kilograms (about 30 pounds) and may exceed 120 cm.

Shooting Date/Time
29/09/2006 13:36:06
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SelenE, coasties, BEHRAD, elefantino, wallhalla15, horia, gerhardt has marked this note useful
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To jmp: Hello Josévanderschelden 1 09-30 08:00
To Artur: Hi Artur,vanderschelden 2 09-29 18:32
To SelenE: Selen,vanderschelden 1 09-29 18:02
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  • fartash Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1013 W: 54 N: 1431] (5161)
  • [2006-09-29 17:46]

Hello Annick
great shot,nice colors,
perfect composition,


Good profile shot, nice exposure and detail.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-29 17:57]
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Hi Annick,
Amazing portrait of this beautiful bird. Colors, focus and sharpness is great.The brown blurred BG is in a very good contrast with the bird's colors.He looks very proud and self-confident. A portrait of an Ancient Greek warrior with an helmet!

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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-09-29 18:12]
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do you have a picture of the entire bird ?
it's a pheasant of the S and SE Asian genus Lophura, could be L. ignita (crested fireback)
see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hühnerfasane (in German)

Hello Annick,
fascinating portrait.
Perfect pose, reduced to the essence,
composed in a classical, masterly way.
Thank you! Best regards,

great portrait ! unique pic in TN ! thanks Ori

Hello Annick,
Cool guy!! I like this strange bird, the portrait that you made is very nice. Goo details and colours, nice Bg

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-29 23:52]

Hello Annick

WOW! a beautiful portrait of this bird.The blue colours are simply superb.Excellent DOF and POV.Wonderful BG.A great job.TFS


Hi Annick

What a strange looking bird. Love the blue 'head gear'. Stunning shot. The quality is excellent. :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-30 2:41]

What a totally exceptional bird, Annick.
It is just gorgeous, and it knows it. : P
What a proud bearing... and absolutely incredible colors.
You captured it in its resplendent beauty with perfect focus and exposure. The POV and composition are superb.
TFS. : )

Hello Annick,
Perfect portrait & beautiful colors.
I also did some changes hope you like it.
Waiting for your comment.



Hello Annick, amazing portrait!
Colors and details are great!
Compo and BG ar super.
Usefull notes.


Hello Annick,
this is a great shot from the pheasant. Very interesting - a pheasant with a blue mask. Very good POV, framing and great sharpness too. Very nice colours, bg and as usual a great note. This is a great composition. Well done. Thank you. Have a great weekend.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-30 4:09]

Hi Annick

WOW! A knight in shining armour amongst birds! I didn't know it existed! ;)
Splendid portrait of this amazingly looking animal.
The colors are fantastic, the POV excellent adn the sharp detailt look awsome. Also very nice contrast with the BG, great framing and a beautiful composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-30 7:54]
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Hi Annick,
A very good portrait with excellent colors and details. This is really rare bird!
TFS, José M.

hi Annick, very nice and cleare shot. God coloures and notice.

This bird is so beautiful
Excellent capture,
Superb composition, crystal clear detail and colours.

Allo Annick,
Qu'elle espèce extraordinaire. C'est la première fois que je vois cet oiseau! On dirait qu'il est prêt pour un bal masqué :-) Les détails, la prise de vue et l'exposition sont parfaits; une réussite! Merci,

Very nice portrait. Unusual subject I don't think I have seen it before. You might consider framing this as a portrait it will improve the composition. Well done.

Hi Annick,

Woorde het oorbodig. Simply stunning. Very well done.


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