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_DSC1079 Green and blue Crested Turaco, native to the forests of tropical west Africa

_DSC1079 Green and blue Crested Turaco, native to the forests of tropical west Africa
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tyraardourel
 
tyraardourel March 25, 2017
Love this shot! Do you know what kind of bird this is?
outside Ultimate
 
outside April 20, 2017
congrats! great job.
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury April 20, 2017
Bravo Jane for this great composition !
S-T-Cliffe
 
S-T-Cliffe May 02, 2017
Absolutely awesome image :o)
What kind of bird is that ?
Irys
 
Irys October 25, 2017
Beautiful!
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye May 16, 2018
Incredible bird, one heckuva shot!
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum Apr 18
Jane I love your photos! Congratulations on the Challenge Win!
ivyluna
 
ivyluna Apr 18
it's so awesome...congratulations!!!
deekaycee PRO+
 
deekaycee Apr 18
Great picture! Congratulations on your challenge victory?
NatureCoast Ultimate
 
NatureCoast Apr 18
Congratulations on your award. Beautiful colors and detail!
micHELL666
 
micHELL666 Apr 18
Congrats on your challenge win!!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole Apr 19
Beautiful! Congrats on your challenge win!! : )
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Apr 19
Congrats on another win Jayne. :-)

Behind The Lens

Location
While traveling to British Columbia we took a detour and visited a bird sanctuary. This tropical beauty is called a Green Crested Turaco and my lens was just drawn to him.
Time
This is one of my favorite images. The photograph was taken at days end after a full day of exploring. Nice way to finish the day.
Lighting
I used a flash to gain some extra "high lights" for this image.
Equipment
My Nikon D5000 with a 16-300 mm lens.
Inspiration
The color of this bird is amazing and absolutely drew me in. The look in the birds eye was especially captivating. What a beauty.
Editing
Minimal fine tuning using the camera edit settings on iPhoto.
In my camera bag
My reliable "workhorse" camera is a Nikon D5000 with a Nikon 50 mm and Tamron 16-300 mm lens as a backup. I always pack my iPhone for the unexpected photo opportunities that present themselves when I don't have my Nikon with me.
Feedback
Try and pick the best angle for light and showcasing your subject matter. By taking a number of shots of the same subject you have the ability to pick your best capture. Closeups are always great, but don't be afraid to step back and include the entire frame.

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