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Bare-throated Bellbird

Bare-throated Bellbird
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-16 10:27
Viewed: 8973
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the Iguazu Birdpark I saw and heard another typical bird of the area in Brazil where I was traveling in.

The Bare-throated Bellbird (Procnias nudicollis) is a species of bird in the Cotingidae family.
The Bare-throated Bellbird is distributed in eastern Brazil and into adjacent eastern Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is found in the canopy and borders of Atlantic Rain Forest. While still common in some areas, it has declined markedly due to loss of habitat and trapping for the caged-bird trade.
Identification: 26-28 cm. A striking white forest bird. Male is all white with bare skin around eyes, throat and lower neck, turquoise with inconspicuous black bristles. The smaller female is olive above with blackish crown and sides of head. Throat narrowly streaked white. Pale yellowish underparts coarsely streaked with olive.
Voice: an extraordinarily loud metallic hammering single note or series.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-16 10:34]

Ha Peter,

Een aparte vogel welke ik nooi eerder gezien heb,je hebt hem fraai vastgelegd tegen de donkere achtergrond,groetjes


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-16 10:38]

Hi Peter. This one looks whiter than white!! It may be the blue face . great detail and colours. good use of the light in the eye. a nice POV/DOF. stands out well against the darker BG, well done TFS. good notes too,

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-16 12:42]

Hi Peter,
Very bizard bird :-)
He seems hyptotised by your lense!
Excellent light manage (good detail in white plumage).
Nice shot!!!


Hello Peter,
Nice shot. The popular name in Brazil is "araponga".

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-17 2:46]

Hi Peter,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Very nicely done. Kudos.

Peter, great exposure and very nice details. I enjoy pose and catchlight too.

By the way: if I'm not mistaken, The Iguaçu Birpark is not in the state of São Paulo, but in the state of Paraná

Magnifique, quels détails et quelles couleurs c'est superbe.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-17 9:26]

Hi Peter.
What a great reproduction of white bird. We can see all tone of the white color. Excellent details and sharpness of the main objects, impressive dark smooth BG, perfect flash work and composition. My compliments and TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-17 11:11]

Hi Peter

Lovely bird with a perfect exposure on those white feathers. Nice sharp details and a good composition. Good DOF and POV



I so wish we had a place such as this nearby me. In my area...outdoors wilderness, mountains and refuges hide many of these birds so well one can go a year and not see one. Very nice image Peter. I do so appreciate aviary images...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-17 12:32]

Hi Peter,

Another beautiful exotic bird that is new to me. This is just lovely. I have never seen turquoise on a bird and it is very striking with the white. Excellent details of the face and plummage. Wonder how it stays so clean.


hi peter!
very fine picture with good
sharpness and a perfect exposure!
well done!

Wow! you've manage to capture the white plumage perfectly.
Well photograph...

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-17 23:05]

Hi Peter,
What an interesting bird... Good POV, and composition. TFS
Best wishes

New one for me and well captured, too! Elegant colorscheme the bird shows! Bravo! Cheers, Klaus

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-19 8:37]

Hello Peter ! Another great Brasilian bird ! Very good shot with a very good sharpness, goos exposure and nice attitude from the bird ! Thanks,


Hi Peter,
Perfect exposure of the bird! Plummage is very well defined, sharp focus and details, excellent composition and POV. Congratulations!

Hi MF Peter, your all bird shots are unique like this one. Wonderful capture with excellent details and lovely pose of this Bare-throated Bellbird.
I noticed that you will upload your 300th posting on TN with next one. Thus you wait for a surprise from me:)
All the best!

Nicely done image of the Bellbird with excellent focus and details..


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