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Upupa Epops

Upupa Epops
Photo Information
Copyright: Javier Fernandez Trapero (Fernandez) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 22] (611)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF/S II
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 8:03
Viewed: 8243
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lo primero es darós las gracias a todos por darme esta bienvenida :D. Gracias (Thanks everybody :D). Espero que esta os guste tanto como la anterior.Este ave esta fotografiada en el Rio Llobregat (River Llobregat) cerca de mi casa a unos 8 minutos en moto. Un saludo desde Sant Joan Despi. Espero que os guste. Encuadre original.
Nikon D70*Nikon 300mm f/2.8*Sigma Apo 2x*Manfrotto*Hide*RAW*Iso 200*

Thanks!!! :D


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Quand on connait la difficulté d'approcher cet oiseau, moi, je n'ai qu'a feliciter le photographe!

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2005-10-18 8:27]

Great colours and the subject is well captured. Looks like a yummy snack.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-18 8:42]

Cute sharp shot!!Nice composition.

HI Javier Fernandez Trapero ,
Wow!Very nice Photo of Common Hoopoe with feed.Perfact DOF .I can say that perfact with all respect.Congratulation & TFS

A superb image of this bird and its meal, Javier!

Perhaps the saying "You are what you eat", is somewhat appropriate here, as they seem to match closely in color...

Great sharpness, colors, BG and POV.

Well done, and thank you.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-18 9:40]

Superbe prise,tout est parfaits les couleurs, la netteté, l'exposition, la pose de l'oiseau et l'action en font une magnifique composition.

Félicitations !!!

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2005-10-18 9:55]

Nice shot of this wonderfull birds Javier, Great colors, contrast, sharpness and composition. Well done

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-10-18 10:02]

Hi Javier
Bravo tis shot is very nice :o)
perfect timing and sharpness
beautiful bird
TFS Libor

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2005-10-18 10:12]

great shot!!!
very,very,very good sharpness, colors and composition.
I`m impressed...wow!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-18 10:33]

Hello Javier!
Excellent capture.Vivid colors,POV,clear details,moment you caught,catchlight in eyes and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hi Javier,
this is a marvelous shot with excellent sharpness. A wonderful moment, I like it very much, very well done, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

A very nice shote Javier, you bird has vivid color and your POV is realy good.
TFS, Laurent

This has a superb POV/pose and the action seen has great viewer impact IMO. It would be great to know what specie of bird this is Javier. Thank You.

Pose is excellent, great work, very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Are you a professional photographer?
Your photos are amazing. You're new, but I think already one of the best photographers here.
This shot is perfect and very interesting.
These birds aren't frequent guests here and this one has even a prey as a bonus.
It's another exceptional post from you!

Superbe. Une très grande association de qualités pour cette photos qu'il est inutile d'énuméré... le cliché parle de lui-même. Merci.

Great shot of the Hoopoe, POV, DOF and composition are very nice. Paul :)

Preciosa foto. Parece sacada en estudio y que esté posando para ti, mis felicitaciones. Esta vez nada de criticar, sólo disfrutar.
Bienvenido a TN y saludos desde Galicia.

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  • isa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 34] (252)
  • [2005-10-18 16:38]

Que extraordinária imagen!! lindo ejemplar, excelente momento, luz y nitidez.
Felicitaciones por haver conseguido captar este modelo, me encanta esta ave, tiene un colorido y una pose de "garbo" ...
Gracias por compartillar esta maravilla.
Saludos desde la Isla de Madeira, Portugal

Superbe! Tout les détails sont nets, les couleurs bien saturées et le moment est bien choisi puisque l'oiseau a son lunch dans le bec. Félicitations!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-18 21:02]

Valoración personal para la fotografía: excelente.
Poder de evocación en mi: muy muy.
Impresionando impacto visual.
Pertinencia de la fotografía para el lugar: excelente.
Valoración personal para la nota: completa. Gracias Javier.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-18 22:21]

That is a wonderful shot, Javier. Beautiful bird with sharp details in a fantastic pose. Good timing. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-19 3:34]

Wow ! What a great composition here ! This bird is wonderful and the prey in beak is good bonus. Perfect quality shot. Congratulations Javier and thanks for sharing with us.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-19 5:09]

Good capture Javier. The bird looks so good, nice and sharp, with excellent colours too. Very good background too. Well shown, thank you.

Hello Javier

Great capture. Good POV. The light was just right. Sharpness and detail spot on. Nice work of a great looking bird. Thanks.

Very nice capture Javier,
A belated welcome to TN, I'm glad to have found your images.
Wonderful moment you have shot here. Good sharp detail and great colours. Excellent POV, composition and exposure.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Matt Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 15] (47)
  • [2005-10-20 2:55]

I love this photo - I've always wanted to see a Hoopoe. Its a nice composition and the sharpness and colours are really great.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-20 4:30]

Javier bonjour, excellente photo de huppe, la composition est remarquable et les couleurs trés douces. Je n'ai pas reussi encore a prendre cet animal aprés plusieures tentatives. C'est un oiseau trée farouche !! Mes félicitations et dans mes favoris!! Didier.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-20 15:01]
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Hola Javier
Excellente, fantastica,paro porque creo que me van a faltar las calificatibos, una imagen explendida. No me puedo creer que la hiciste en Barcelona. Cuando venga por tu ciudad (que lo hago de vez en cuando,) te escribire para que me enseñes este maravilloso lugar, donde puedes expresar todo tu talento.
Un saludo desde Lausanne

Very nice shot! You captured a particular moment! And The colours are fantastic as the details!
Bye Tom

Hallo Javier,

I really like this picture. This bird looks almost exactly the same as the one we have in South Africa. Very good focus, sharpness and light.

Well done

Wow, this is a winner!

Outstanding portrait of Upupa epops, Javier. An insect prey of incredible size. Colours and details are very beautiful, and the pose could not be better in any drawing or painting. A masterpiece! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing.

I really like the photo!! the Upupa is a wonderfull bird. But even interesting is the insect it is eating!! Some more info below, maybe you can use it as note, because I miss them with this photo. TFS Cris

Mole cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa)

This is one of the largest native orthopteran and one of the most impressive and unusual looking insects. The scientific name derives from the Latin 'gryllus' meaning cricket and 'talpa', mole, and refers to its similarity to a mole in both looks and subterranean habits. The body is brown in colour and covered with fine velvety hairs, and the forelegs are greatly modified for digging. Only the adult stages are winged, and flight is said to be clumsy, directionless and only performed on rare occasions at night. Males can be distinguished from the females by the open vein area in the forewing known as the 'harp', females lack the external ovipositor of other crickets

Males occasionally produce a soft, but far-carrying 'churring' song from within a specially constructed chamber in the burrow system, which acts as an amplifier for the song, which is likely to be used for attracting females. The song is typically produced on warm balmy evenings in early spring between dusk and dawn, and it is similar to the song of the nightjar Caprimulgus europeaeus.

What a great moment. Fine photo Javier.
Well done!
Regards, Krzysztof.

Preciosa fotografia, no entenc com té només 66 punts... Enfocament "bestial", potser una mica blanquinosa pero és una foto meravellosa.
Salutacions des de Lleida:

J. Ignasi Tejedor

A superb image of this bird.

Hi Javier
Great capture of Hoopoe.
very good sharpness,details, colors and composition.
well done

Great colours and the subject is well captured.

Hi Javier
That is a wonderful shot, Javier. Beautiful bird with sharp details in a fantastic pose. Good timing. Well done.

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