Michael Braunstein  

Grey Breasted Mountain Toucan by Michael Braunstein

September 2023 - Grey Breasted Mountain Toucan

About the Image(s)

I too this photo a week ago while in Columbia. I used a Canon R6 and a Canon 100-500 RF lens. It was hand held at 1/2500th. F7.1 and ISO1600. I used photoshop for some minor fixes.

8 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Michael, this is a super image. If he was facing you, you would miss out on the magnificent feathers. The branch as a leading line is excellent. Exposure of the Toucan is super sharp and and slightly off center looking into the image couldn't be any better. The branch is probably the best branch I have ever seen. The bokeh background is perfect. Well done.   Posted: 09/04/2023 19:19:07

Ron Spencer   Ron Spencer
I agree with Tom. A lovely bird. Great sharpness with the jungle bokeh. Maybe, just maybe, I'd center the bird a little lower if that was possible in post.
Was this a photography tour in Columbia?   Posted: 09/04/2023 20:28:12

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
yes it was a tour led bt greg basco   Posted: 09/04/2023 20:31:02

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
Wonderful you were able to get the entire bird in focus, they aren't small. Exquisite colors. I certainly wasn't lucky enough to see that one while we visited Colombia a few years ago.

You might enjoy reading and seeing the photos from our Colombia trip on my blog. I believe the travel blog is available from my bio if you are interested.   Posted: 09/05/2023 16:42:01
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
yes I would like to see your photos   Posted: 09/09/2023 08:40:34
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
where is your blog?   Posted: 09/18/2023 12:54:33

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Great shot of this colourful bird, and a non-distracting background. The branch with all that moss is also a great departure from the usual brown twig. One to be very pleased with.   Posted: 09/09/2023 06:16:03

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
A lovely shot of a colorful bird, Michael. You were lucky to get him perched on this mossy branch. I would crop a tiny bit from the right side, the bright area near the top corner tends to draw my eye out if the image.   Posted: 09/18/2023 11:03:46


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