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White troated toucan

White troated toucan
Photo Information
Copyright: Karin De Coeyer (Karin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: 1/111 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-03 10:40
Viewed: 4004
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This toucan was in the Parque Norte near Galdar. It is a small botanical garden with a variety of birds and comon farm animals that opened its
doors a year ago. It was my first visit and I was happy to try out my
Olympus E-330.

lens : 45mn

oki, Luis52, jeanpaul, scottevers7, CeltickRanger, uleko has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To CeltickRanger: would be betterKarin 2 01-07 10:28
To jeanpaul: MerciKarin 1 01-04 15:18
To oki: Thanks Oki,Karin 1 01-03 11:43
To wishnugaruda: Thank youKarin 1 01-03 11:23
To loot: thanks, you are rightKarin 1 01-03 11:11
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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-03 10:50]

Hi Karin,

A nice capture of this Toucan on a clean greenish BG,well done and tfs


Hi Karin,
that's a beautiful bird and you captured it in good sharpness and with brilliant colours.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-03 11:00]
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Hi Karin

These toucans are made to impress (well surely that is what it does to me every time I get to see one). Such extraordinary birds, one can hardly believe that so many different colour and design variations can exist in a similar shape or model. Actually it is not such an easy subject to photograph though. I have tried many times and I must admit that the "keeper’s ratio" is rather low. Obviously this has to do with the wide range in colour and contrast from the whites to the darker black colours.

Actually you did very well with this shot as you ensured that the white throat & breast were not over exposed while there is still sufficient detail to be seen in the darker areas. The details are very sharp, especially around the eyes and beak area, and the DOF rendered a wonderful OOF and evenly coloured BG. Interestingly, it looks like the leaf of a Delicious Monster in the background.

Good work and TFS.

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2008-01-03 11:30]
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Hi Karin,
brilliant photo - I love the colors of bird and the dizzy background of large green area,

Hola Karin,
Very fine captured of this beautiful Toucan!
good pose with clarity, vivid colour and details to view and enjoy
well done
muchas gracias

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-03 11:52]

Hi karin .What a smart looking bird this is. great detail and natural looking colours. nice pose with a blurred BG. well done TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-01-03 15:09]

Hola Karin.- Muy hermosa la foto de este Tucan de cuello blanco. Los colores llamativos y la pose le da un valor agregado.

Hi Karin
Magnifique, couleurs extraordinaires et très belle composition.
Je te souhaite une bonne année 2008
Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2008-01-03 15:39]

Hi Karin

Great shot of this Toucan!
Really sharp, and great details(really nice on the beak) Good pose, so you can see the whole beak. Nice blurred BG. Like the light in his eye. Well done! Your cam works obviously really well!

TFS, Thijs

Hi Karan,
Fine shot of this Toucan, Super POV/pose, color, and comp.
The BG is so unusual and lively.
Very nice, TFS

Hi Karin,
A beauty of a shot on this Toucan. The vibrant colors look great. Nice detail. A well controled DOF has given a nice OOF backround to really show the Toucan. Welcome to TN.

Mooie vogel en die staat er goed op.
Ook de kleuren zijn mooi al is het moeilijk om wat meer detail in het zwarte verenkleed te krijgen door de witte borst.
Je hebt een goed compromie gevonden, geen overbelichting in het wit en iets inder detail in het zwart.

Is je prima gelukt.

groet Gert


I like the colors of this bird and its position on the picture allows us to appreciate all its beauty.


Hi Karin,
A beautiful capture. I am used to seeing pictures of the more commonly photographed keel-billed toucan, so I was initially a little surprised to see the color of the plumage, that is until I read the title of the post. Sharp as a tack, good colors and nice background.

Hola Karin,
Excelente captura, la nitidez y detalle en el tucan es increible, me gusta mucho el fondo difuso, tambien los colores estan muy bien.

hello Karin

nice shot of a beautiful colourful exotic bird, the colours are nice,
i like the way of his head and eye on his pose, just one thing Karin
(my goal is to be useful and not critical) the bird is too centered in
the image, i think it would be better if he was more at left side
of the image and more free space in front of his beak, TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-07 9:11]

Hello Karin,
This is a very fine capture of this beautiful Toucan in a fine pose against a very nice background. Wonderful colours and sharp details too. Very good first try with your new camera.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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