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Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-15 18:20
Viewed: 1423
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-billed Cuckoo is a rare visitor to the Magee Marsh area and always brings a slew of birders running when one is spotted. I was fortunate when this particular bird decided to land in a nearby tree giving me little time to focus and take a shot.

As you can see from it's body language, it perched for just a second before taking off to another limb somewhere in the marsh. I love it's bright red eye ring and subtle colors.

I only wish it could have stayed for a tad longer, giving me and others a better look at it's unique features and markings.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-16 0:53]

hello Ron,
Always nice to see rarely shown species like this Cuckoo. You show it in a very animated pose, in a natural surrounding and with as usual good sharpness.
Kind regards

hallo Ron
this is a beauty of a bird
very good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-16 13:41]

Hi Ron,beautiful capture of this cuckoo,the best light to take it in the best colors and sharpness,the pose is a but funny and i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

You did really well to get such an excellent capture just before it flew off - color is perfect, and the image is crystal clear.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2016-05-16 22:20]

Hi Ron

Very interesting post despite the lack of efficient time for a better image, lovely red eyes, nice pose. We hope to find a better chance for a better image.



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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-17 10:21]

Hi Ron,
Another very nice picture of beautiful bird.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron,
Difficult situation but well captured. Nice colircabd good exposure.
Thanks and best regards,

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