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Chrysococcyx caprius

Chrysococcyx caprius
Photo Information
Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/4, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Southern Africa II, Birds of South Africa 2, Loot's Favourites 1, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 23:04
Viewed: 5067
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Male easily distinguished from similar Klass'sCuckoo by the broad white eye-stripe, white spots on forewings and by its red, not brown eyes. Female differs from female Klass'sCuckoo by being much greener above and whiter below, with much reduced barring on the flanks and having white spots on the forewings.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-25 0:20]

Hi Farid,

A nice capture with great metallic colors of a bird I have missed during my stay in kruger,well captured and tfs


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-25 1:22]

Hi Farid,
What a beautiful bird with a lovely plumage. I liked the POV and the composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-25 2:07]

Hello Farid,
This is a brilliant capture of this Cuckoo with a wonderful metallic sheen to its plumage. I like its pose and details are very sharp. Very nice soft background and a lovely composition too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Great capture. You managed a great portrait despite a little dull light. Good detail - Hat's off to you! Cheers, Klaus

Bonjour Farid
cet oiseau a de superbes couleurs, bien assorties avec l'arbre sur lequel il est perché, et se détachant bien du fond.

nice bird, TFS Ori

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-25 7:56]
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Hi Farid


One fine capture of this fabulous Diederick cuckoo.

I just love the colours, the details, and the BG.


Well done and TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-25 23:11]

Hello Farid,
I believe this is the first Didric Cuckoo, Chrysococcyx caprius
in TN. you managed to capture it very well.. great colors
and composition, Well done


Hi Farid

A new species for me. Great capture, that big cannon lens has done a great job. Stunning sharpness and colours.
Well composed on a neutral background.


Lovely capture of this very difficult to photo bird. We hear them all over South Africa in summer but we hardly ever see them.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-06-26 3:29]

fantastic image. also your entire gallery is fantastic. i add you to favorites.

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