Glenn Rudd  

Black Mandibled Toucan by Glenn Rudd

November 2020 - Black Mandibled Toucan

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Black Mandibled Toucan
In November 2017, I attended a photography workshop in Costa Rica. Our first venue was in the coastal rain forest near the border of Nicaragua. Our lodge had a large wrap-around covered on which we could place our equipment. We set up feeding stations using fallen tree limbs for perches and local fruit. This is my favorite shot of the black-mandibled toucan which a nice profile showing the yellow beak and breast, and the red-feathered rump.
Technical: 1/320 sec, Flash, f/6, ISO 3200, 450 mm

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6 comments posted

Gary Schafer   Gary Schafer
Wow. This is a stunning shot. The thing that struck me the most was the sharpness and then secondly, once I got over the shock, the color smacked me in the eye. And, you could not have caught the bird in a more perfect pose. Cudos. The foreground, along with the bird, is in sharp focus which adds interest to the shot. My eye wandered, after getting past the initial shock of the bird, to the branch and the vegetation. You picked a nice aperture. The bokeh behind the bird is soft and very pleasant to the eye. The color in the background blends well with the color in the foreground due to the bokeh. Nice. I really like this photo. What camera and lens did you use?
  Posted: 11/06/2020 14:50:02

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Thanks Gary. Nikon D850 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.   Posted: 11/06/2020 16:24:47

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
WOW! the yellow of the bird just captures my eye. You are so fortunate to be able to go to Coast Rica - the opportunities - great shot and the color of the bird is striking. Was this hand held?   Posted: 11/14/2020 13:41:59

Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
Gary, I am always looking forward to your photos from CR. YOu seem to have tons of them. This is another example of a classic bird shot from CR. End to End sharpness.

How much cropping you had to do ? or how far was the bird ? It is a good length with 450mm focal distance.   Posted: 11/21/2020 08:55:24

Tage Christiansen   Tage Christiansen
Fantastic beautiful bird sitting on a stick, with nice drawing everywhere.   Posted: 11/23/2020 03:16:33

Margaret Frazer   Margaret Frazer
Great shot. The one suggestion I have might be to slightly darken the green leaves in the foreground and on the branch.   Posted: 11/26/2020 09:03:26