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Resplendant Quetzal


Posted by Cindy Marple on Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:05 pm

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Resplendant Quetzal male
Costa Rica
Nikon D850, 500mm, 1/200, f/5, ISO2500
Topaz AI Denoise

My most wished for bird from my Costa Rica trip, was quite happy to have some opportunities with it even if it was very dark and raining! 

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by SantaFeJoe on Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:24 pm
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Beautiful colors, details and a great pose. I like how you were able to include the full tail.

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by david fletcher on Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:13 am
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Lovely colours in this beautiful bird, Cindy. Aced it!
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by gregc on Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:53 am
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The dark plumage looks excellent against the similarly dark background.
 

by himadri roy on Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:32 am
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Amazing frame of this beautiful species, love the bg and perch .
 

by Mary Brun on Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:10 pm
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Really a wonderful shot,
I really like it very much you have composed this image
with incredible colors giving the right space and value to the tail of this magnificent specimen.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:06 pm
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I'm sure this must be way up the top of anyone's list going to that part of the world, Cindy - and you nailed it beautifully with this lovely frame!

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by paul fletcher on Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:59 pm
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Certainly, a beautiful image, of what I understand can be an elusive species. The perch and the framework, along with the complimentary green surroundings, look wonderful.
 

by peter makuch on Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:58 pm
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very nicely presented this image and well taken CINDY.
 

by John Meade on Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:23 pm
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The perch and composition are extremely nice. Excellent detail also.
 

by Karl Egressy on Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:20 am
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Beautiful bird, great image.
 

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