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Ramphastos Sulfuratus 1

Ramphastos Sulfuratus 1
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Copyright: Ricardo Tames Vargas (RII) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Carl Zeiss T* 28-200
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Toucans, Birds of the World, BIRDS OF AMERICA, 50-60 points (chapter 5), 100 points or more (Chapter 2), Colourful Birds, A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 3:03
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Ramphastos Sulfuratus

Kindom : Animalia
Philo : Chordata
Class : Birds
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Scientific Name : Ramphastos sulfuratus Lesson, 1830

Diagnóstica Description : The male measures 47 cm. and 500 weight grs., and the female 44 cm. and 380 grs. He is great and black with a yellow bib, of tip very colored. The adult is eminently black, with a brown dye in the later part of the neck and the superior part of the back, and trims off lower branches of in the low part of the back and the abdomen.
The covers supraof great volume are white and the region infraof great volume is red. The low part of the face, the sides and in front of the neck are of shining yellow color, with the later edge of red color.
Most of the tip is between pale green color and yellowish green color with the orange brown end in the side of maxila. It is of greenish color throughout the direction-finding side and of the jaw and shows to bars fuscas throughout the tomios. It presents/displays a black line around the base of the tip. The rainbow is green olive. The skin of the face is yellow brilliant and it becomes greenish pale around the eye. The legs are blue brilliant. The youthful units are black tiznados in the superior region and lack brown dye. The red one of the inferior edge of the bib and the region infraof great volume is paler and opaque and less extensive. The pattern of the tip is paler and weak. The tip is well-known short during some time after to have left the nest.

Hábitat : The canopy and the edges on the forests, old secondary forests live in and plantations of cacao; sometimes they visit the dispersed trees in a camp.

Reproduction: Its nest consists of a deep hollow located in a tree or a cavity produced by the decomposition, to a height of 2,7 to 27 m.s; often it is located in an alive tree, with the bottom covered with regurgitated seeds. They put 3 or 4 eggs and they reproduce of January to May.

Stationality : They carry out local migrations, since the individuals supply daily throughout an ample scope of territories.

Feeding : Those of great seeds, ariladas seeds (Ferrule, Protium), small fruits with seeds small and amentos of "guarumo" are even fed on fruits (Cecropia sp.), as well as of insects and sometimes of small lizards small and snakes. Also they eat fruits of "will quizarrá" (Nectandra salicifolia, Lauraceae). They descend to inferior layers within the forest in search of berries. The head drops the food from the end of the tip towards the throat throwing upwards.

Behavior: They form dispersed flocks of the 6 or most individual ones.

Distribution : One is from the tropical part of Mexico to the north of Colombia and the northwest of Venezuela.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-06-04 3:11]
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What a beautiful and interesting portrait that you have well done ! This bird and its beak are impressive. Colors, BG, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Ricardo and thanks for sharing.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-06-04 3:13]
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marvelous shot Ricardo,
great pov here and a good composition with great colours, very good job I like it a lot.
gr. jaap

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-06-04 3:23]
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Hi Ricardo,
This is a beautiful bird and you've captured very well, amazing colours and great composition.
Very well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-04 4:09]
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Hello Ricardo,
Wonderful portrait.POV,colors,catchlight in eyes,colors,BG,details and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2006-06-04 5:22]
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Extraordenery colors and a fine pose... TFS... Ina...

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-04 8:04]
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Hello Ricardo,
another one of you colorful friends;-), a wonderful portrait. Great sharpness and wonderful details. Excelllent neutral background that really shows of the lovely colors of this bird.

wonderfull photo!!

Great portrait Ricardo,
Excellent color, exposure and composed well. The eye is well focused, clear, and sharp.
Well done and Thank You.

Hi Ricardo, great portrait!
Nice colors, details and sharpness.

Hi Ricardo,
Colourful? Maybe that word is too small for this guy...!
I wonder what was on the mind of the Creator when working on this fellow...
Whatever... very well captured, in a fine portrait!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-04 12:59]
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Hi Ricardo
Thanks for posting this amazing bird.It is a wonderful portrait full of colour and detail. Very good BG too.


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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2006-06-04 13:57]
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Hola Ricardo
Colorful fellow,the details on this closeup are very sharp and a proud pose .
Good POV

Hi Ricardo, wonderfull! Great colours!
I made some workshop of your photo, have a look at it and let me know if you like it.

Hi Ricardo,
Amazing shot, great work!
Nicely composed portrait!
Very well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

breathtaking - marvellous picture!
Classical pose, perfectly fitting neutral background.
You managed to show this extremely colourful bird in a very beautiful soft light. In front of the very pleasant subdued green hues of the background the colours of the beak and the chest appear very subtle in spite of their immense natural brightness.
A perfect photography that looks very pleasant and impressively well done - like an excellent painting.
Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-06-04 16:43]
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Hola Ricardo,
Excellent portrait of this lovey Bird.
Great pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,note,bg and framing.Well Done.TFS

HI Ricardo,
such a colourful bird - and so close and with brilliant colours, very well done, I like it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-04 17:35]
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Hello Ricardo,
A very nice capture.
Lovely vivid colours,good clear background and nice detail.
Great shot,TFS

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-04 18:51]
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Hi Ricardo
Looks like oil painting. Good shot and great colours.
Well done Ricardo


Hi Ricardo,
WOW! That is an amazing portrait shot. Beautiful vibrant colors. You have capure excellent intricate detail here. I love the full frame composition. Very well done!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-06-04 22:21]
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Ricardo.- Bella foto, exelentes colores y muy bien definida, el fondo le da un toque especial. Felicidades por tu foto y la nota es muy buena tambien. Saludos desde el Norte. Luis52

Hi Ricardo,
Colorful and beautful bird. Great captured. Very good POV and composition. Well done and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-05 0:40]
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Fantastic shot, Ricardo.
The colors are stunning, and the details are super sharp.
Perfect POV and magnificent portrait.
TFS. : )

Hello Ricardo,

This is a fantastic picture of my all time favorite bird. You captured the beauty with excellent lighting showing true colors. Well done. :)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-05 4:53]
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Hi Ricardo, excellent portrait. Beautiful, well exposed colours and good sharp details. Well done and TFS.


hi ricardo
la encore un tres bel oiseau avec toutes ses belles couleurs,tres beau portrait.

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2006-06-05 14:52]
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Another excellent shot with so interesting and powerful collours!

Great POV and sharpness!

Well done and TFS!

Hola Ricardo,
Muy buena foto de esta especie de colorido tucán. El fondo verde uniforme me parece muy adecuado ya que concentra la atención en el ave.Muy ilustrativa, me recuerda a las figuritas de los álbumes que compraba de niño.
Un abrazo

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  • cokke (120)
  • [2006-06-05 23:38]
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Hola Ricardo, como no vamos a tener en nuestro bello pais una riqueza natural impresionante, esta foto que nos brindas es una muestra de ello, mis mas sinceras felicitaciones, sobran los comentarios técnicos, bravo.

Hi Ricardo,

What a nice portraitshot of this beautiful creature. Well done, you have captured it very well. TFS.


uma macro espectacular com umas cores brilhantes e uns detalhes simplesmente fabulosos!
Tem uma boa semana Ana:)

Hola Ricardo.
Que foto tan increible.
Los colores y los detalles son perfectos.
Felicitaciones y Saludos.

I'm stunned by the colors, what a pretty picture and this proves that nature is the best artist!!
Great pictute

Beautiful colours and detail, great capture...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-07 12:51]
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Hola Ricardo,
¡Qué ave más espectacular! Sus colores son no ya bellos sino inverosímiles. Y las has captado con una gran calidad y naturalidad. La composición resulta muy acertada: además de estética y equilibrada subraya la insólita cabeza de esta ave que nunca vi. Bonita foto, sin duda.
Un saludo cordial desde España,
José M.
PS. Gracias por tus amables comenarios sobre mi foto de geometría octogonal

A really spectacular shot of this colorful and strange bird! It almost looks as if we can see the photographer in its eye!

hi Ricardo.
I'd visited your photo. It's incredible what you do with your prosumer. And composition, POV that you give. fantastic!

regards and TFS

Bonjour Ricardo
Elle est très joli cette photo de ce bel oiseau ,belle composition les couleurs sont jolies, beaux contrastes.
Bravo et merci....JP

Hi Ricardo, excelent photos of this interesting bird. Good change grom butterfly to bird ;-)
Fantastic coloures and explanation about it,

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-13 20:39]
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Hi Ricardo, good shot. Nice colours and composition. Very well done.

Hello Ricardo,
I don't know what you did with this picture, but it looks much more like a painting than a photograph. If I wouldn't see an exif info I would have thought it was drawn.
Anyway, the colours are great here and so is the POV. It has good framing too.

PS. You updated critique to my picture of catterpillar seven times! This is very confusing. I think I know what your goal was. Hope you're contented now :-)

Very attractive toucan Ricardo, especially with the 1/15 exposure.
Great pose and composition.
Good sharpness and background.

Very good capture Ricardo,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-07-03 3:24]
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Hi Ricardo,
Great picture of this bird.
Great color, DOF and BG


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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-07-03 22:32]
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Linda ave! Linda foto! Perfeita. Nitidez. Cores ótimas e uma boa composição. Bom trabalho realmente.

Wonderful collection of bird pictures with great brilliant colors and excellent details! Sharpness is very good and contrast is perfect! Very good use of DOF! Composition and POV are also very nice! TFS!


Hi Ricardo,
Superb close up picture of this beautiful bird. Sharp, clear, and nice details. Great blurry BG. Nice colors. Well captured and nicely composed.

Ben Lakitan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-18 7:40]

Un amigo de TN italiano, me preguntó en su crítica a una de mis fotos, si eramos mellizos... jajaja, le expliqupe que lo único que nos une es nuestro nombre y la pasión por la fotografía.
No quise dejar pasar la oportunidad para felicitarte por este retrato Ricardo, por la calidad de la misma, por el colorido y la nitidez captada con impresionante nivel.
Es grato ver imágenes así capturadas con cámaras no reflex, realmente.
Adecuado encuadre y recorte junto con un DOF apretado, pero correcto.
El fondo es natural o parte del post procesado?
Mi admiración y saludos... Ricardo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-05 23:11]

Hi Ricardo! Is it real??? Yes, I know it is, but this beak looks like it is a blow-up bird.
Wonderful colours and details, a super looking bird. TFS

Hello Ricardo !
What a beautiful bird ! I love all these bright colors on the face and the beak, really wonderful ! The details are excellent too, as well as the composition and the POV. Beautiful BG which makes the bird stand out nicely. Very well done !

fantastic portrait, TFS Ori

Hi Ricardo,
Wonderful portrait.POV,colors and composition are excellent.


Hola Ricardo.

Muy buena , es una sinfonia de color.

Jose Luis.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2007-03-07 11:52]

Hello Ricardo,
Very impressive portrait, lovely composition, fantastic colors and nice BG.
Well done! Thanks and greetings.

Great picture with many beautifull colors making a nice contrast to each other and good positioning of the bird´s head!

This is a beautiful bird and you've captured very well, amazing colours and great composition.

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