I took the photo of this toucan at Lujan Zoo. It was alone in a big cage. I put the lens very close to the cage to it not appear.
Toucans are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The Ramphastidae family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The family includes five genera and about forty different species. The name of this bird group is derived from the Tupi word tukana, via Portuguese. The family includes toucans, aracaris and toucanets; more distant relatives include various families of barbets and woodpeckers in the suborder Pici.
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jemaflor (97227) 2014-01-21 23:07
perfect close up and impressive view, I like these vivid colors and this brightness for the eye, tfs.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-21 23:12
beautiful bird, one of my favourites. you managed the difficult light quite well. i wish one day i see them in their natural environment. i feel so sad for the animals kept in zoos.
siamesa (28121) 2014-01-22 16:15
Fantástica essa foto. Parece que se pode tocar , tão perfeita é. Maravilha
mkamionka (36711) 2014-01-25 12:08
beautiful portrait of this unique bird. My daughter loves tucans but we have both never seen them alive. Great colors and a nice shallow depth of the field.
Very well done,
COSTANTINO (65216) 2014-01-26 11:13
dyna ic contrast of colors
great idea of yours
you managed the difficult light
have a nice new week
adores (45337) 2014-02-13 15:57
Bonita foto! Gosto bastante deste pássaros e aqui o enquadramento e as cores estão muito bons. O olho dele está excelente!
Acho que a história da girafa me deixou com alergia a Zoos!
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Winter in Argentina
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-21 14:10