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jacobin cuckoo

jacobin cuckoo
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 1, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, Birds of Africa I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-12 23:07
Viewed: 7485
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
jacobin cuckoo - clamator jacobinus.
common summer resident. Two forms: a) with clear white underparts (one shown here). b) totally black except for white wing-bar. Pairs occur in any woodland, riverince forest, valley bush and bushveld. A noisy and conspicuous species.
reference: newman's birds of southern africa

got this shot near the banks of river Sabie close to Lower Sabie rest camp. it was a cloudy early morning, shot was difficult, but the bird co-operated well. A pair of them were playing around in the bush and this one came out and posed for a while.

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Sympathique oiseau bien net.
Bonne journée

u mnie w kraju niespotykany okaz, milo popatrzec i czegos sie dowiedziec

Hi Paul,
Good compo,
Maybe the branches in the left corner could be made a bit darker
through PP...doing so they'll probably not tend to look a bit overexposed; a minor critique...
Very well done

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