Klaas' Cuckoo

This topic contains 20 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Tobie 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

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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 1 month 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!

        • #420206

          Tobie
          Moderator

          Thanks @tersha! It is a real beauty indeed!

      • #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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