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Photo Information
Copyright: Muzaffar Bukhari (mbukhari_prm) (20)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, 75-300mm f4-5.6, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-26 2:03
Viewed: 3608
Points: 18
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HOOPOE ( Upopa epops)

These birds are very colorful with a pair of smart wings with black and white zebra markings. The Hoopoe eats insects that live in the ground and that is why it keeps walking quickly digging the earth with its long curved beak. The Hoopoe has a pretty crest on its head, which is usually kept neatly folded back. They male digs out a nest in tree cavities. The female lays 6-7 eggs which she alone incubates. Both parents feed their offspring in the following manner. One nestling awaits the adult’s arrival at the entrance hole and as soon as it receives its ration, the one behind pushes to the front, till all are fed.

DIET: Insects, larvae, cattle droppings, locusts, spiders, and fly.

Shot taken with Canon 400D with 75mm-300mm Zoom Lens, at Chak 50, on Shakargarh-Narowal Road near Rana Town.

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To fiyo: Thanks dear.mbukhari_prm 1 12-26 06:43
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Hello Muzaffar
Welcome on TN,
Very nice shot of Hoopoe,
Perfect focusing and colors,


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-26 6:18]
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Hello Muzaffar,
amazing captrue; sharpness, colors, light, composition, everything is excellent !

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  • clint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
  • [2006-12-26 9:12]

you done well to catch this one with the crest up, as you say they usualy have them folded back.
you have managed to pull the colouring in the plumage out well and it looks great set against the dark background.
well caught

Hello Muzaffar,
So beautiful this bird, and very well executed your photo.
I like the point of view used, and details on the bird´s plumage.
It would be great if the photo were larger, you can post a 800 pixels wide, in order we can ejoy more of the photo.
A warm welcome to TN, congratulations for this photo, and thanks a lot for share,

bonsoir muzafar
superbe photo mais avec un recadrage, car ce qu'il y a autour n'est pa très necessaire
j'ai fais ma petite touche dans l'atelier
bonne continuation à toi

Superb shot Muzaffar! What a sharpness on the hoopoe which made it so lively! Jose Miguel already said it, this photo should be more bigger, so we could better pleasure to see its beauty!
But anyway, this is an amazing post!

Hi Muzaffar

Welcome to TN.

Very good sharpness and colour in this shot. The low POV works well. Very nice first post. :-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-27 5:47]

Quel oiseau original,toujours interessant dans voir un en foto. Bravo pour les détails et les belles couleurs justes.
Merci Muzaffar et Bonne Année!

Hello Muzaffar,

Great shot. Good sharpness and colour. The low POV works very well. The dark BG highlighted this bird. A beautiful contrast you have created. Regards and TFS Bob

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