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Green Aracari

Green Aracari
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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: 2011-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 8:01
Viewed: 3564
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another new bird for TN.
The Green Aracari, Pteroglossus viridis, is a toucan, a near-passerine bird found in the lowland forests of northeastern South America (the Guiana Shield), in the northeast Amazon Basin, the Guianas and the eastern Orinoco River drainage of Venezuela.

At 30-40 cm. long and weighing 110-160 grams, it is the smallest aracari in its range, and among the smallest members of the toucan family.

The species is named for the green feathers covering its back, but males and females can be distinguished by different colors on the head and neck. Males have black feathers on the top, while female's crowns are reddish-brown.

Its diet consists mostly of fruit, including the fruits of Cecropia trees and the palm Oenocarpus bacaba. The serrated edges of the green aracari's large bill help the bird to grip and gather fruit. Insects are also an occasional part of the diet, giving the birds protein.

Breeding occurs from February to June. It nests in tree cavities, producing 2–4 white eggs. Both parents cooperate in rearing their young.

Taken in Weltvogelpark Walsrode

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-15 8:08]

Hi Peter,a lot of new surprises from this bird park,great and beautiful specie,i like the perfection of your pic in this difficult light,great colors and sharpness too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

hallo Peter
Weer een mooie vogel
met veel kleuren en veel te zien aan deze vogel
Voor deze foto zit hij er weer goed voor Scherpte en licht zijn weer erg goed
bedankt groetjes lou

Hello Peter,
Another superb composition with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
It is a splendid capture with razor sharp details and impressive colors.

Peter- cant get better than this. Super clarity, excellent BG and great sharpness. tfs

Hi Peter,
amazing bird. Great colours. Perfect point of view. Excellent composition. Interesting note.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Peter
Beautiful captured of this birds.Amazing culours and compozition.
Best regards Tibi

Excellent detail, good light and nice stance with eye contact. What strange colouration!
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-15 11:28]

Hello Peter.
Nice colours and superb details. It is a lovely composition with excellent POV and
very good background. Thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Peter. Splendid colours and stunning details even if in low light. perfect DOF too.


Hallo Peter,
Een andere verbazende vogel die met uitstekend scherpte en detail wordt gevangen. Mooie kleuren en oogfonkeling tegen buitengewoon BG. Goed standpunt.
Vriendelijke groeten,

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

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-15 14:34]

Hello Peter!
Nice shot showing this very strange bird.Yes we have some toucans here in Brazil, but this one in ypur pic is really uncommon ( at last for me).Thnaks for sharing!
Regards from,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-11-15 15:07]

Olá Peter,
Belíssima imagem com cores firmes e nitidez excelente, meus parabéns por esta magnífica captura.

Hello Peter,
fine shot of this beautiful bird with wonderful colours and splendid sharpness. I also like the good clarity and the lovely eye contact.
Best wishes,

Peter, this is a great shot. You did a great job capturing it. It has great detail. Have a great week, Bill

Hello Peter,
85 mm at f/4 and "made ​​the magic".... You're an artist taking photos of birds! ... Wonderful image!
Congratulations on this 1th in TN also!
Never I've traveled to our great Orinoco River, but I'm tinking made it soom... then may be shot one of this birds also! :)

Hi Peter,
A beautiful and good looking bird that I much enjoy looking at. Thanks for presenting this new species to TN.

Hi Peter,
Thank You for presentation of this new species on TN, ecellent photo, great sharp and colorful details, TFS!

Hello Peter
Another amazing species and another great photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

Hi Peter,
nice bird, good capture of this Green Aracari
TFS, Ferran

natural wonderful colours, fine photo!
regards Nasos

simply wonderful your picture Peter, amazing color for this beautiful bird, congratulations for the picture !

un saluto, tino

Hi Peter,

Wow, such a lovely Tocan! We don't see this in India. I am very excited to see this bird. Wish I see it sometime. Very nice image of this lovely bird. Nice to see the light in the eye of the bird.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-16 7:36]

Hello Peter,
Another striking and interesting bird from Walsrode. Very well taken with this side view which shows in an excellent manner shape and colors of this Aracari. Pleasant decentred composition and natural colors. Thanks!
Kind regards

Hi Peter,

Nice picture of this bird with fine details & colors.
The colorful design on the huge beak is interesting. Taken from a good POV & good eye contact too. Well done & TFS.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 10:21]

Hi Peter,
Another new bird and another excellent photo.
Nice colours perfect composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-16 13:23]

This image is splendid, Peter!
Great sharpness and fine detail, excellent light and POV, very nice colours. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hallo Peter
This is indeed any painters dream. A razorsharp shot that has a lot of attraction to it. All details are seen with great clarity. It has superb colour and lighting. Thanks for sharing, it is a pleasure to see. Best regards.

Bonjour Peter,
Très bon angle de prise de vue sous une excellente profondeur de champ et une belle lumière permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Peter,
A very beautiful picture of this beautiful bird, excellent eye-contact, very good details sharpness, great composition and beautiful colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-11-17 12:26]

Hello Peter,
What a wonderful Toucan - I love its colours and the way it is posing for you. Very fine sharp details and it really stands out against the background.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Peter,this wonderfully bird in perfect pose is a very fine capture,such lovely detail in its plumage complete with nice eye contact,an outstanding photograph.
Best regards Les.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2011-11-18 8:42]

Bonjour Peter, j'ai du retard dans la vue de votre galerie magnifique. Cette sorte de toucan en est la preuve: bien cadré, couleurs naturelles et bon piqué; félicitations, Didier.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-19 8:04]

Hello Peter,
A wonderful portrait of the Green Aracari, a first for TN- congratulations!
The POV is freat and the composition matches the POV, taken with fine use of the low lighting,
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Beautiful green Aracari captured here, Peter. Another well taken shot in your fine collection with beautiful contrast and details.
Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Hello Peter

WOW ! Excellent and very beautiful photo of this
exotic bird, very fine POV giving a beautiful eye-contact,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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