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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1 D MK III, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-10 14:05
Viewed: 5051
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hoopoe, Upupa epops, is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only species in the family Upupidae.

The Hoopoe is a medium sized bird, 25–32 cm (9.8-12.6 in) long, with a 44–48 cm (17.3-19 in) wingspan weighing 46-89 g (1.6-3.1 oz). The species is highly distinctive, with a long, thin tapering bill that is black with a fawn base. The strengthened musculature of the head allows the bill to be opened when probing inside the soil. The hoopoe has broad and rounded wings capable of strong flight; these are larger in the northern migratory subspecies. The Hoopoe has a characteristic undulating flight, which is like that of a giant butterfly, caused by the wings half closing at the end of each beat or short sequence of beats.
The song is a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop", which gives rise to its English and scientific names.

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That's what we all do it for!! One point of critique, you should have trained the hoopoe better to put up his crest, just kidding! I'm jealous, what a portrait


ps on second look, it has a slight green color cast, i create a workshop but can't upload it

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2009-06-10 15:29]

Hello Stefan

What a great shot.Excellent POV,superb sharpness,colours and detail.I have yet to see a Hoopee.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-11 3:20]

Hello Stefan
Excellent capture with clear BG and greta details. Well done.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-06-11 3:26]

Merhaba Stefan!
Çok hoş bir kompozisyon.


Hi Stefan

Excellent pose of this fantastic bird. Great composition.


Hi Stefan,

Very well taken and a nice portrait.
thnks 4 sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-12 9:43]

Hello Stefan,
Beautiful photo of this Hoopoe in a great pose. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Good POV, composition and OOF BG.

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