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03-MAY-2012 Walter O. Koenig

May 3

Mystery Bird

First time I was able to get a photo of this shy bird that likes to be in the dark shadows.
Still a mystery to me what it is. It can make itself look really big and fat, but in reality it isn't.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/125s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso5000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
delineator04-Jun-2012 12:42
I believe the image is of a Great Argus pheasant, the largest of all pheasant species. You may wish to search online for more information. Nice photo!
Carl Carbone09-May-2012 01:29
Beautiful depth of color. Some sort of peafowl I would guess.
Norman Richard06-May-2012 12:43
what a beautifull punk look. V
Tom LeRoy05-May-2012 08:05
Marvelous close up, Walter. Hard to tell what it is but it has beautiful colors. V
janescottcumming04-May-2012 23:58
A striking looking bird, whatever it is! V
Karen Stuebing04-May-2012 21:57
I don't know what it is but it is gorgeous. The speckled pattern, blue head and gold breast are stunning. V.
Helen Betts04-May-2012 21:28
Simply stunning, Walter! In addition to the great detail, I love the wealth of patterns filling almost the entire frame. V.
Christy VB04-May-2012 17:53
Great shot. Love the blue and brown coloring. Beautiful detail.
Hernan E. Enriquez04-May-2012 15:06
Wonderful shot...no idea either!
Fong Lam04-May-2012 13:24
Amazing details and colors...probably from the peacock family...excellent capture and framing...V
Jim Coffman04-May-2012 12:19
This is one fantastic image!
CM Kwan04-May-2012 12:09
Love the beautiful details, Walter! V
Raymond04-May-2012 12:03
Don't know either, but like the others, I guess between the turkey and/or peacock family! You sure got a superb shot of it.
pkocinski04-May-2012 11:23
Very nicely done! Well worth your efforts to finally get this shot.
fotabug04-May-2012 11:01
I would have guessed of the peacock family but have no idea. Fine photo!
J S Quesada04-May-2012 10:40
Beautiful colors and wonderful details. Great capture.
Stephanie04-May-2012 10:27
Incredible!!! This is a beautiful capture with such fine details! V
Martin Lamoon04-May-2012 08:23
Excellent closeup, an intriguing bird. V
marie-jose wolff04-May-2012 07:00
wonderful colors and details in the feathers! V
Ann...04-May-2012 06:36
Wonderful plumage. I can't help with the I.D. of him/her but my first thought was the Peacock family......
woody3404-May-2012 04:24
That is a beautiful capture,,great colours..to me it looks like one of the turkey family..
Bryan Murahashi04-May-2012 04:19
Beautiful looking bird and portrait. V
coaster04-May-2012 04:18
Beautiful, whatever it is. Excellent capture.
vatorman04-May-2012 03:46
Not sure what type this is Walter, but you've landed a great shot to help I.D. him (her?)
lou_rozensteins04-May-2012 03:38
Nice shot! Could it be some sort of bush turkey, like the one we have here. Ours is different colours though.
Frank Brault04-May-2012 03:15
Gorgeous with the colors, details and textures. It looks big and fat here, but beautiful. I wonder if making itself look big and fat is protective or enhances its attraction to the opposite sex. Congratulations on getting the shot. Bravo! V
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