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Black-capped Donacobius

Black-capped Donacobius
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS USM, + 2x TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 4:29
Viewed: 5552
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Happy New Year to all of you :)

I didn't post any photo here on TN since January 2009.

This is Black-capped Donacobius - Donacobius atricapilla captured in Manu area located in Amazon-rain-forest area of Peru. I was floating on the boat with my friend from England and our guide which was a bird expert. Our trip started early in the morning and we where on the one lake located few miles from wildlife center. We saw and photographed many interesting species during this morning. I spent five interesting days in Manu rain-forest area and photographed many cool, colorful and interesting birds :)

Hope you like this one :)

Canon 1D Mark III @ 800mm (400 and 2x extender) F/5,6 ISO-400 1/500sec tripod...

More info about bird on wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-capped_Donacobius

uleko, zetu, falke, CeltickRanger, Mello, Argus, smitha, jaycee, marhowie, Rolf has marked this note useful
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To uleko: God fortsättningralfsworld 1 01-07 04:56
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Hi Ralf.
Very good clarity,details and colors of yours picture.
Nice bird and interesting position to capture it.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-07 4:40]
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Hej Ralf,
Great to see a post from you again!! I expect you've been out and about! How fantastic to visit Manu, I hope you'll show us more from this trip! A really fine view of this beautiful bird in a lovely pose. Grat sharpness, beautiful natural colours and a fine green and soft background too. It reminds me a bit of the Senegal Coucal!
Many thanks and God fortsättning!! Cheers, Ulla

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-07 5:26]

Hello Ralf
Excellent capture of this beautiful and unknown bird for me.
You capture it with wonderful colors, great details and clear BG
Thanks for sharing

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2010-01-07 5:32]

What a wonderful photo from you, Ralf! This is truly spectacular and some day I hope to go there too. Perfect for my eyes!

I really hope you will start posting here again. I have also been really doing to few posts during 2009 and have promised myself to improve that in 2010... ;o)

Gott Nytt år!

nice contrasty pic, TFS Ori

hello Ralf

happy to see again from your photos, also for you Happy and Healthy New Year,
excellent photo of this South American bird with fine POV, appropriate vertical
framing and also fine framing with leaving the free space where the bird
had turned his head and looking, superb focus sharpness and details,
beautifully blurred background, and beautiful luminosity, TFS


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-01-07 7:57]

What a beautiful portrait dear Ralf.
The bird pose and your POV works very well. Incredible fine details and lovely blurry BG.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-07 8:25]

Hej Ralf,
A superb portrait of the Black-capped Donacobius. The pose is great and shows its features from an ideal POV. This photo is perfect in every way and makes a great portrait of this species.
What an amazing trip you must have had in Peru!
Nice to see this and you back on TN!

Hello Ralf,
Happy New year to you too and may God bless you with lots and lots of photo opportunities.:)
Fantastic capture of this Black-capped Donacobius .Very sharp and good details in the plumage.beautiful green bg and I liked the frame too.
Thanks for the share,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-07 15:35]

Hi Ralf,

It's so good to see you again!! A fantastic bird to mark your return. I have not seen this beauty from Peru before. I am fascinated by his amazing eyes which jump out from the dark feathers. His plumage is beautiful. Excellent colors, details, setting and composition. I wish you a healthy and happy New Year.


Hi Ralf,

This is a fantastic POV shot. It looks like the bird posed for you, a great composition, and the BG is good even though the whole bird is in focus. Looks like the picture was taken in shadow but you did very good processing of the image. Great shot.


Wonderful pose, great looking bird Ralf.
Looks great from here, nice work.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2010-01-20 23:19]

Hello Ralf
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird from Peru.

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