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Hartlaub's Turaco

Hartlaub's Turaco
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 55 - 300mm Zoom, UV filters
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-18 4:38
Viewed: 2200
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Folks,
This image was taken at a Bird Sanctuary in Pretoria SA,
The Hartlaub's Turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) is a species of bird in the Musophagidae family. It is found in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. fill in flash used,


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hello Paul
very nice sharpness picture with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-18 5:35]

Hello Pauly,
Very nice photo in great sharpness, details and a good composition. Beautiful colours, although the BG looks unnatural. But very good use of flash.

Hi Paul,
Like your honesty.Great close up captured with intricate and vibrant colours. The details you have produced are exceptional.An excellent two layered image formed with the blurry BG.Well captured and good presentation.

Hello Paul,

very nice close-up of this unknown (to me) bird.

You managed well the exposition and the flash in order to let us see the fine details on the feathers. White are very well managed too.

Also I like the composition you created by anchoring well the bird from the lower left corner of the frame...

Very well done and TFS!


Ciao Paul, great portrait of fantastic bird, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Pauly,
what a nice hair style!
Amazing colours. Excellent sharpness and details.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonito retrato de esta especie que no conocía.
Saludos Paul: J. Ignasi.

Hello Pauly
Beautiful photo with good composition and good sharpness. The colours and the lighting are fantastic.

Wonderful detail, good depth of field and clarity of this portrait Pauly! I would like to see a bit more of the bird here and this composition does not work for me!
George Veltchev

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-18 14:18]

Hello Paul.
This is very good portrait. Love the colours. Very nicely composed. Good catchlight in the eye. Perfect BG. Nice camera work.Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-18 14:37]

Hello Pauly,
Very good portrait of this interesting colourful bird,great sharpness and excellent POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-18 15:45]

Hi Paul,this is one of your best portrait,what a details,what a colors and what a impressive focus everywhere too,the white balance too is truely magic,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-19 3:15]

Hi Paul,

Turaco's are among the most beautiful birds on earthe. You caught this one with fine colors and excellent sharpness. The blue/black head is of a high standard.


Hola Paul
Seria una pena que un ave con tan bellos colores desapareciera.Los intereses comerciales y la explotacion de su habitat son un serio peligro.Por lo demas es un gran disparo con una magnifica profundidad de campo los brillos irisados son magnificos y parece que tiene pelo en lugar de plumas,mis felicitaciones.

Hello Pauly,
A great close portrait of this bird captured with excellent colours and fine details. Great POV and neutral BG too. Well done!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-06-20 7:40]

Hello Paul,
Well composed shotwith detailed view of this lovely portrait. The shiny feathers are so exotic and exciting to look and the colours are so stunningly presented.
Very lively nature and you did very well in showing it.
Love it beauty and unique.


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