~ Searching For Food | The Hoopoe ~
The Hoopoe(Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is found across Afro- Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae.
The Hoopoe is classified in the Coraciiformes clade, a group that also includes kingfishers, bee -eaters, rollers, and woodhoopoes...
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snunney (75104) 2013-12-13 4:34
One of these birds used to visit the garden of the house where we lived until quite recently. They are very attractive birds and quite exotic to Western eyes. Your image is well composed and pleasantly lit. Very good control over depth of field.
timecapturer (40290) 2013-12-13 5:05
another ornithology lesson from you, and another stunning looking feathered friend. Superbly captured and so colourful. Amazing!
Have a great weekend - B.
Sergiom (49008) 2013-12-13 5:17
On dirait bien que tu peux profiter de nombreux oiseaux autour de toi et de plusieurs races différentes. Celui-ci est vraiment spectaculaire et d'une grande netteté sur un fond flou à souhaits.
mrichat (1601) 2013-12-13 6:23
Quite impressive photo of that bird.well sharped and enough light to watch the face of that bird.the pattern of the bird's wings and its feathers design is very fascinating.Well take.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-13 8:16
Now this one is an experienced model... sitting exactly where the light is best... and turning face in such an angle that the profile comes like a film-star.
Jokes apart... I can guess how difficult it is to have a bird sitting in a photogenic angle and in good lights, but I can see that you have done it... done it immaculately.
Then comes execution... Superb.
jemaflor (76624) 2013-12-13 8:39
A bird very well taken, perfcet focus on your subject, exposure and sharpness are well managed, tfs.
ourania (21482) 2013-12-13 12:52
I like very much this elegant portrait too, although the hoopoe wasn't very patient and moved a tiny bit, maybe compromising a perfect sharpness. (It could be only my idea, though.) In many of your pictures from this series, it's not only the colourful birds that captivate my interest but also the way you use the branches in your compositions. In today's picture the balance created by the branch and the bird's position on it is wonderful. There's a very delightful play of light, shadow and natural tones all over the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
nikkitta (10462) 2013-12-13 16:27
Very well taken atentif bird preceded by an informative note, must have a look at the prevoious ones
Good colors with blurred BG
Subhogen (3216) 2013-12-13 21:31
I wait for a new bird from you everyday and I must say your are not disappointing for the time being.
Excellent photo of this beautiful bird, with such nicely patterned plumage which has been well captured. I like the light illuminating its face. Thanks for sharing a lovely image.
jjcordier (69609) 2013-12-13 22:48
Une belle photo de ce splendide oiseau huppé que tuas joliment cadré sur cette branche.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (23657)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-08
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 4:21