Klaas' Cuckoo

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    • #419479
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Not one of my best shots – I actually found that I must have bumped my camera into something with much higher ISO’s than intended as a result. I was so excited when I saw this bird for the first time ever that I only realized it during PP.

      It was our one and only Klaas’ Cuckoo at our local botanical gardens, having just returned from the north at the start of spring. It was sitting with this little worm in its mouth, calling for hours to see if a potential mate would come and fetch it. All in vain. He was all alone.

      Nice to see them back – I can’t wait for the return of summer!

      Klaas' Cuckoo

      • This topic was modified 8mo, 3wk ago by Tobie.
    • #419481
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      It may not be one of your best shots (your words) but it is crisp with detail on display and with beautiful colors.

      • #419505
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks John!

    • #419488
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Pretty good shot despite the high ISO!
      I’ve never seen or heard of these before, the green is remarkable!

      • #419506
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks @tersha. Unfortunately the image does not come close in reflecting its live-seen beauty. They are awesomely beautiful! Here is another shot to show off its colors on the back.

        Klaas' Cuckoo

        • #419576
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          Thanks for showing this Tobie, it’s a truly stunning bird!

        • #419634
          Jasenka G
          Participant

          This is amazing, the bird looks like a big piece of emerald!

          • #419647
            Tobie
            Moderator

            Agreed Jasenka! 🙂

             

    • #419510
      Tom M
      Participant

      Both shots are excellent Tobie. Don’t see any fault with the first one…

       

      • #419648
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks so much Tom!

    • #419572
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Love both the images Tobie. The green colour on the bird is very striking 🙂

      • #419649
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Dahlia – yes it’s a really beautiful green cast.

    • #419599
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Both nice shots despite the High Iso Tobie.

      • #419650
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks so much Robert!

    • #420103
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice image, Tobie! Beautiful bird – I can understand your excitement to see them returning!

      • #420196
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Bruce! Yea, the world is a different place with them around! 🙂


        @bgordon806

    • #420135
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      What a stunning bird! Love seeing your bird photography Tobie as I see birds I’ve never seen before – you are truly blessed

    • #420154
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      I used to always wonder what it was that attracted people to bird watching. I mean a bird is a bird…….right? Obviously not! Thanks to you Tobie, like Frog, I not only see birds I’ve never seen before but I see them in all their brilliant splendor. Another two enlightening shots from the master.

      • #420198
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks so much for your kind words Graham, much appreciated! 🙂


        @diripics

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