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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-11 4:10
Viewed: 4507
Points: 20
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Blue-crowned Motmot
From Wikipedia
Momotus momota

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Momotidae

Genus: Momotus

Species: M. momota

Binomial name
Momotus momota
(Linnaeus, 1758)
The Blue-crowned Motmot, Momotus momota, is a colourful near-passerine bird found in forests and woodlands of eastern Mexico, Central America, northern and central South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. As presently defined, it includes several taxa that possibly should be recognized as valid species, including the Highland Motmot, Momotus aequatorialis.

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Hallo Luis
This is such a lovely image. You have really done yourself proud with this gorgeous posting. Great details captured and displayed and presented in a pleasant manner. This is a beautiful image with great clarity especially of the eye and the feathers below the beak. The combination of vivid colours is great! A beautiful photograph and indeed a painters dream. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-11 6:06]

Hello Luis,
Great portrait of this Blue-crowned Motmot. Excellent sharp details with a superb focus on the eye. Good composition in beautiful natural colours. Very nice contrasting BG.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-11 7:06]

Hola Luis,
He visto este Pájaro León en Trinidad hace muchos ańos.
Preciosa toma de la cabeza con buena nitidez y colores contra un cielo azul.
Gracias por compartirla y por el recuerdo!

Hello Luis,
Great portrait and excellent sharp details with fantastic colours.
Lovely composition.

Hi Luis,

Beautiful portratit on this Blue-crowned Motmot. Well composed and framed. The detail is superb. Razor sharp. Nice work!


Hola Luis,
Mangnifico close up, impecables detalles en la estructura del plumanje, muy buen recorte y composición. Estás explotando de gran manera el zoom de esa DSC-H9!
Saludos y gracias por compartir.

Hola Luis, this is a spectaculr portrait, it seems the bird has voluntarily posed for you. The look in his eyes evokes all the beauty and power of nature. Great job, Lisa

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-16 11:32]

Hi Luis. This is a fine close up of this colourful bird. Which you have taken with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given such bright but still natural looking colours. Well taken TFs.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-01-16 17:29]

Hola Tocayo.
Muy hermosos tonos de colores los que luce en su plumaje este bello especimen. Se logra aqui un exelente acercamiento que permite apreciar finos y exelentes detalles tanto en sus ojos rojos como en antifas.
Saludos Luis.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-18 19:50]
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Amazing details and colors on this mot mot, Luis.
Love that blue on the crown and around the eye. Gorgeous markings.
How did you get so close to a mot mot?
Wonderful crop and composition.
TFS. ; )

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