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This is a stunning photograph.

The colors are just magnificent and I didn't even realize he had a berry in his mouth until after I got over the in-your-face brightness of his beak and blue eye! The eye is probably my favorite part, it is so weird looking in a good way. Very intriguing.

The pose it great. It is a typical bird picture but the berry adds to the uniqueness of it. I like that the background is a brownish color which makes the birds white and orange pop right out of the picture.

Very nice capture, I can only imagine what he would look like in person.
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solariswoof Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Goeie shot man! Krijg ik haast nooit voor elkaar!
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Bedankt! :)
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photos of Toucans. Well done!
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
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LostImages Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Wonderful colors! The focus and composition are good too. Well done.
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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LostImages Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
You are welcome. :)
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Tazzy-Tazzle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
This is a stunning bird! :D
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
And yes, it is :)
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kjsteroids Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Lovely shot, Big-D!

The rich color and texture of the beak make it look so "succulent", like a fruit that could be eaten right up. :hungry:
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
Better not eat his beak though ;)
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xdarkshinesx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
+ fav :D
I think, the only thing that bugs me about this (looking very closely trying to look for a flaw), is the inside edges of the beak look a little bit weird, especially the lower part. Like there a bit jagged and not fully in focus. I'm not sure if the slightly out of focus is deliberate to highlight the head more, but I think it would look better if it was more focused there.
The picture also looks like it suffers from a bit of noise in the background. Maybe you could remove this in photoshop?

But, it looks like a photo taken by a proffesional, and really I only feel like a nitpicker trying to spot tiny flaws in it. It's really good :D
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the large comment :)

If you're talking about the sharp edges inside of his beak... well.. that's just how his beak looks like ;)
(I checked the fullsize image to be sure :) )

The bird was at an angle, so the end part of his beak was is a little bit out of focus indeed, due to the aperture of F5,6.
The noise in the background could be from the ISO I've used (not sure anymore, but I thinks 400-800) or the convertion for saving for web.
Don't like to work with tools to remove noise, because mostly they make other parts of the photo's look unsharp besides removing noise ;)
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xdarkshinesx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Couldn't you seperate them off though using the selection tool? Like using the quick selection tool, refining it say with the lassoo tool carefully, then applying the filter to the inverse?
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah.... could be... maybe.
But it will just take too much time if I have to process all my photo's like that.
(I still got over 1000 photo's which need to be processed, so I want to keep all processing work as less as possible ;) )

And I don't really mind the noise as long as it isn't ruining the photo imo :)
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