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White-cheeked Turaco

White-cheeked Turaco
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-18 12:08
Viewed: 3190
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The turacos and plantain eaters are brightly coloured birds, usually blue, green or purple. The green color comes from turacoverdin, the only true green pigment in birds. (Other "greens" in bird colors result from a yellow pigment such as lypochrome combined with the prismatic blue physical structure of the feather itself.) Their wings contain a red pigment turacin. Both pigments are unique to this group

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
13/05/2007 16:09:18
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
Autoexposure Bracketing
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
Focal Length

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-18 12:32]

Hi Annick. the detail in your shot is very good indees. the focus is so sharp. with great colours. very good eye contact. and a nice POV. very well done TFS.

Hi Annick,
that's beautiful - and this orange Mascara is wonderful ;-)
Excellent work, we can see every tiny detail, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-18 13:07]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful portrait shot. Lovely colours and very sharp details. The orange eyes and beak are so special and gorgeous. Smooth BG and a great POV. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

Hi Annick,
Wonderful details that you are showing here. The bird is so cute and the pink skin around the eye is lovely. Very well done and tfs this fine image.

Hello Annick, beautiful portrait of the White-cheeked Turaco, a African bird of the Turaco family. nice collors and details..

great face, the frame is needles,, TFS Ori

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-05-18 14:53]

Hello Annick,
This is a lovely bird and you caught him nicely. His eye is strange and beautiful.
The "+++" : composition, subject, POV, colors, sharpness, details, DOF, light & exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2007-05-18 15:23]

Dag Annick.
Weer een hele mooie, prachtige kleuren, je kunt de veertjes bijna tellen.
Gr. Hans

Hi Annick,
Superb shot! Excellent details, beautiful colors and great compo! Superb!
TFS and regards,

Hi Annick,

You have captured this bird perfectly. The detail is absolutely perfect. Very well done.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-18 23:56]

What an amazing bird, Annick.
I have heard of them, but never seen one in person.
This magnificent close-up is as close as I have been to one.
The details are just perfect, in focus, exposure, and light.
Stunning colors.
I love that frilly orange rim around the eye.
TFS this beautiful portrait. : )

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2007-05-19 6:21]

Very lovely picture. Technically perfect and colorfull.
TFS. Hugo.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-05-19 10:36]

Another marvel of yours, Annick!
What a cute and curious bird!
The quality and composition are perfect, as ever.
Congratulations and TFS

Though the entire image is perfect, it is the eye of the bird that catches my eye, Annick.
I can see even a bit of sky reflected in it.
Great shot!

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-19 12:28]

Stunning detail on the plumage. Incredible colors. Exposure is perfect. Very nice profile view showing amazing detail of eye. Great DOF on the nice clean shot. Well done Annick!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-19 12:35]

salut Annick
un vrai océan de couleurs cet oiseau, c'est doux au regard. Superbe détails du plumage, cadrage impecable.


Hello Annick
What an intersting spiece to shoot,
Great sharpness and colors,
Superb shot, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-19 13:08]

Hello Annick,
Wonderful portrait of this Turaco. The bird is so sharp! Every detail is clear. Great colours composition and POV. You can't imagine that the rest of the bird is totally blue.

Hi Annick,
Excellent picture only marred by the branch.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-19 23:13]

Hello Annick

This one looks like it's eyelashes are all done up for an outing.Hair well coiffed too.Excellent focus with sharp details in the plumage.The colours are bold and rich.Very well composed in your portrait style.Nicely done.TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-28 23:05]

Hello Annick,
Superb work here with amazing colors and sharp focus, thanks Annick.

Hola Annick
Precioso retrato de este turaco, mis felicitaciones
Un saludo

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