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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
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Copyright: ana ribeiro (ana974) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 9:35
Viewed: 2711
Points: 32
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Dear friends and visitors,
Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasant visit of some noisy and friendly birds.I do not know their identity, but I am sure that Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) could help me ( hello Peter!!!!)...
I would like to wish to everybody a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Thanks a lot for helping and supporting me throughout the year 2012.
All my love,

PS: these birds were well identified by Peter van Zoest (PeterZ).Many thanks dear Peter.I am very impressed!!!!

The Guira Cuckoo is a social, non-parasitic cuckoo found widely in open and semi-open habitats of eastern and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and north-eastern Argentina.
Scientific name: Guira guira
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Guira

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-29 10:12]
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Hello Ana,
Of course I can help you, Ana. I've photographed these birds a few years ago in your beautiful country too. These are Guira Cuckoo, guira guira.
Very nice photo in beautiful light, good sharpness and special to see these different poses.
A Happy New Year to You and Your Family,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-12-29 10:15]

Hi Ana
Looks like a Guira Cuckoo to me
Great picture with beautiful light

Dear aNa,
I am not a bird photographer of note but I think this is a really useful image as it shows these birds from different angles - back and front - and that is very special. They make me smile because they are so scruffy. I hope someone here can identify them for you. The quality is excellent.

May you have a beautiful, peaceful, FABULOUS, 2013 and may your wonderful music continue to bring contentment to all who have an ear for it.

Hello aNa

WOW ! this one of your best bird photos,
Happy New year also to you dear friend,
great composition of these exotic birds,
with a beautiful light coming on them,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi ana. This looks like a crazy bird. I see that It's a Cuckoo so that explains it. LOL They have such a small pupil to their eye that you wonder if they can see well. Their feathers on their head are wildly everywhere to make them more comical looking. Just a feel-good picture. TFS Trevor

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-29 15:37]

Hi Ana,a beautiful capture of these interesiting and a bit funny birds,a great idea for the last pic of the year and a perfect quality of details and colors in a very rich composition.I wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

Impressive photo Ana! Interesting subject, very good composition, wonderful colors and very good sharpness!
My best wishes for the New Year

Hi Ana,

These are really scroungy looking birds, but you captured them in near perfect focus and very interesting positions. They seem to have ALL avenues covered! Well done.


Hallo Ana
A lovely image of these 3 Guira Cuckoos sitting high up in the tree and looking as if they are on the lookout for something or somebody or as they waiting for 2013. Funny, my image that I intent to post for Old year / New year also includes 3 animals and it also looks as if they are waiting for somebody or something or could it be that they are waiting for 2013. Thanks for all your friendship in 2012 and all the best for 2013, and I hope to see more postings from you (and many others) in the future. Thanks for sharing a lovely, lively image. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-30 18:37]

Hi Ana
such a lovely capture of the birds. Nicely clustered among themselves incthe warm of coming years.
All the best,


Hello aNa,
Wish You a Happy Prosperous New Year 2013
a fantastic presentation with perfect clarity, colour and light.
very good composition.
with best wishes MF.

Apologies for getting back to you late, Ana.
First of all, belated Happy New Year!
These birds in your picture are new for me and I find them very cute.
It's well captured image with sharp focus and details.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Ana,
Beautiful trio, excellent focus, lights, colors and sharpness. Many visible details on the cuckoos, and the way how you show the birds from different angles is simply superb. If I might change something, it might be the crop: a vertical or a squared one might give more power to the image in my opinion. But that's just a personal thought, congratulations for the great photo.
Have a prosperous 2013, too, friendly regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-05 18:45]

Hello Ana,
What a cute group of Cuckoo's you have posted. Love their facial expressions and the way their head feathers seem to be going all directions. You have composed this image wonderfully and brought this tiny family to life for all TN members to enjoy viewing. Great work!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-01-08 4:58]

Bonjour Ana,
Aujourd'hui je retourne sur TN et comme tu m'avais écrit (merci de ton courriel), je suis venue voir dans ta galerie...et je découvre cette superbe image avec ce trio de coucous absolument drôle! Quels visiteurs hilarants dans ton jardin! Je pense que tu les as envoyé chez le coiffeur! Parfaite netteté et une image si vivante. Toutes mes félicitations.

OH they are just ADORABLE!!!!!!!Two are social and one is not! LOL Guess he is not ready for the new year yet..let's call him GEORGE :) LOLOL

And happy new year to you too darlin!

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