The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) is a bittern-like bird of tropical regions of the Americas, and the sole member of the family Eurypygidae (sometimes spelled Eurypigidae) and genus Eurypyga. It ranges from Mexico to southern Peru, showing three extant subspecies. The Subbittern show both morphological and molecular similarities with the Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) of New Caledonia, indicating an gondwanic origin, being both placed in the clade Eurypygiformes. (From Wikipedia)
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danos (80967) 2014-01-17 7:47
nice the view of this tropical bird with the close up view to enhance the clarity and the sharpness of it,seeing a lot of details.I like the excellent light and colour management as the informative note about it.
emilbo (22114) 2014-01-17 8:06
Vraiment joli cet oiseau du Sud avec sa queue de couleurs. Il est bien mis en valeur devant un fond flou. Excellente qualité d'image et et bons détails.
Bonne fin de semaine,
COSTANTINO (47766) 2014-01-17 8:12
impressive capture of this tropical bird
delicate details very wellcomposedf the Americas
with delicated colors I like its
expression nice to see such a bird
of tropical regions of the Americas
have a nice weekend
saxo042 (35846) 2014-01-17 8:27
A very beautiful bird and an excellent picture. I had to Google the Latin name to find what kind of bird this actually. We do not have this kind of bird here in Sweden, so it is interesting to see this detailed picture. Excellent!
photoray (8464) 2014-01-17 9:25
Fine up close view of the Sunbittern, in excellent resolution revealing the unusual feather details.
I have not seen this guy in person, and after reading your note I understand why since it is not located in northern California.
ourania (22798) 2014-01-17 13:09
a very delightful picture with great natural and graphical interest. The bird is an interesting subject and your description is very precise and is rendered with superb depth. Even though some tones of the environment are similar to those of the bird, you managed to make it stand out. The brightness of the green tones is very agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mesutilgim (76846) 2014-01-17 14:19
Great model, great capture. As if she had posed specially for you !
TFS and have a nice weekend
daddo (21472) 2014-01-17 14:21
Excellent photo Eleu. Sharp and well composed image with nice green backdrop against which the plumage is displayed in all its delicate beauty. Regards. Klaudio.
fabbs99 (14463) 2014-01-17 20:54
Amazing shot of the sunbittern bird.Great expressions.Nice colors and lightings.Very well done,TFS.
emka (68704) 2014-01-17 23:49
hello Eleu, I have never heard about Eurypyga helias and I would n't recognize it, but you made wonderful shot. I like this red feather in the tail. Splendid close up, the guy didn't flow away as it always happen with me.
Warm regrads Malgo
ikeharel (48388) 2014-01-18 2:19
Stood like a model, Eleu, and you managed well with this advantage, and superbly show this bird.
Exquisite clear details, long beak and yellow legs , colored red/brown feathers, all in fine texture.
Have a nice weekend,
mohammad_H (8132) 2014-01-18 7:37
Beautiful bird, green background, the transparency has helped image
Clarity, sharpness, light, cool
Best wishes to you
Cricri (97075) 2014-01-19 4:55
Une prise et une netteté impeccable de ce grand oiseau, bon cadrage, lumière et couleurs
abmdsudi (36390) 2014-01-19 6:46
A classic image of a bird on a stick, never seen this specie before and thks for sharing. He probably desperate for food and reasonably tame to a degree though but well shot before he get bored and fly off. A photogenic bird: the mellow tones throughout and that cheeky eye gazes to camera. A wonderful, well done shot, Congrats and tfs.
Silvio1953 (111156) 2014-01-19 8:42
Ciao Eleu, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio