Crested Coua - for Ivan (Argus)
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-16 4:50]
that bird! If you see a blue sky almost no one noticing. Splendid picture, thanks for the opportunity to look at us.
A great dedication to Ivan.
Have a nice WE,
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-16 4:52]
From all the Coua species this is the only one I've seen in Madagascar. But I didn't have a good photo of it.
Nice photo in beautiful soft colours. Good sharpness, POV and composition.
Well deserved dedication to Ivan.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-01-16 5:06]
What unique and beautiful colours, with a soft and moody atmosphere you have created,the well defined crop on its head and its overall colouration, well done.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2010-01-16 5:07]
That, indeed, is an exotic species of birds endemic to Madagascar, James.
The eye is its most distinctive feature which you have captured well in this shot.
Thanks and regards.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-16 5:33]
What a striking bird with striking colours and subtle features and feathers. Wow, I really like the delicate feathers of the crest, the chest, the tummy and underneath the tailpiece, it sure is very pretty. The details around the eye is very fascinating and I would have loved to see this gorgeous bird in a bit lighter environment to show all these pretty details to the best for my not so good eyes. Thanks for sharing this 1st of its kind to Trek Nature as part of a dedication to Ivan. A lovely gesture from one excellent photographer to another. Thanks for sharing.Kind regards.
Ps. I also want to use this opportunity to thank you for adding me to your list of favourites. I respect you for the person you are and have great admiration for your photography and to be placed in your favourite cubicle together with photographers like Alexei Alyokhin, Gert Ellstrom and Paul Haynes is indeed a great honour.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-16 6:04]
interesting picture, the colors are particular with this blue sovereignty, little noisy but nice output, nice photo!
keep photographing! TFS
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-01-16 9:10]
it is very beautiful this blue colored bird, fine POV,
beautiful pose of the bird, fine focus sharpness
and details, and i love the blue dominance
colour tones of the image, TFS
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-01-16 9:36]
Hi James. Firstly this is a fine dedication to are good friend Ivan. With congrats to you for a first on TN. This Crested Coua
has very unusual eye markings and upright feathers on its head.
Taken with good detail and natural colours. well taken TFs.
- xTauruSx (788)
- [2010-01-16 9:39]
Hello James, lovely shot of this cute bird.
TFS and regards,
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-01-16 10:07]
Hola James: A pesar de las dificultades del ambiente, has logrado una foto maravillosa de una especie que yo no conocía...saludos.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-16 11:58]
Very beautiful photo with fantastic contrasting and clear colours. The details and sharpness are very good. Excellent POV and composition. I like the dark BG very much.Best regards Siggi
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-16 15:30]
Congratulation on this first on TN and thank you for introducing me to this Coua. An amazing looking bird with the wonderful crest, fascinating eye, wonderful plumage and tail feathers. A rare bird like this is a perfect dedication to Ivan.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2010-01-16 18:03]
Excellent and fine work You have done here. Could not be any better- I know it is not easy one due the BG with a lot of light.
Beautiful blue colors. Sr. Ivan should be very happy for this present You gave to him.
Great Note You have written.
- Hussain58 (4745)
- [2010-01-16 22:53]
Hope you'll be doing fine friend. Sorry for missing it earlier.What a superb shot of a bird which is new to me and what a wonderful dedication to a learned and humble person here on TN whose acquaintance was a matter of great honour for me personally. I think the photo was taken in the fading light and was sharpened a bit but its does not deprive the shot of the beauty its has captured, splendid indeed!James, this site has gathered together a great bunch of people for itself and you are one of them....it is so good to know all of you...thanks a lot for sharing a fantastic photo...warmest regards/Abid
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-17 0:14]
Very nice capture of this interesting bird.I'd never seen it before.POV,details and visual impact are perfect.Have a nice sunday!
Thanks for posting..
Hi Bro James,
Fantastic capture of this spectacular bird and well-deserved dedication to our frind Ivan.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Ps. sorry i could not write detailed comment since i had a heavy influenza at this weekend!
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-01-17 2:27]
amazing bird, TFS Ori
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-01-17 7:12]
this first shot is very nice of colorful Crested Coua. I am pleasure to see such a rare species here.
you nicely captured it with sharp focus, great eyes contact, POV and colors.
It is also great dedication to our friend, Ivan. Nowadays I have not seen his on TN. I hope everything very well and we see him in short time.
thanks for sharing this beauty. best compliments.
have a nice week.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-17 7:27]
congratulations on first posting on TN, a great dedication to our friend Ivan; fantastic capture of this very beautiful bird, very goood sharpness and beautiful natural colours, excellent POV and composition
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-17 22:45]
Thanks a lot James!
The Crested Coua is a beautiful species and a bird that I have never seen before. Congratulations on taking such a fine portrait of a species that is a first on TN!
Considering that this is nearly 5 years old this has superb quality and the POV and pose add to the charm.
Thanks again and have a good week,