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Perhaps I got to close? Cropped a bit, but not much. It was a wonderful experience to see this beautiful bird up close in the wild.

Resplendent Quetzal
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
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:iconcatgirl19:
It's such a cute bird! I really don't know why you think you need a critique; I mean their is nothing wrong with your placement, focus, exposure or lighting. To be honest I think the piece is brilliant; granted a wise man once said 'you are your own worst critic' so maybe the problem is that you're not giving yourself enough credit. The only reason I gave you a four for Impact is because I have a hard time comprehending the feel or message of a piece, so don't worry about that. Anyway, you should never put your name on something you create that you don't feel proud of. That's all I've got to say.
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RedqueenAllison Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
What A Beautiful Bird!
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:iconpretty-planet:
Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely shot!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconcypselurus:
Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)

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:iconkappalizzy:
kappalizzy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE your red sweater!!
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:icondanilocuentes:
danilocuentes Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Is the quetzal watching you?
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He took a peak at me :)
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:iconcatadoptz:
catadoptz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
i know that type of bird! i have never seen a photo as good as that yet for the Quetzal
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thank you!
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:iconthagirion:
Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely pic. He's so cute.
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconbusranur:
busranur Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
vuuvvv omg.! :)
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Amazing capture! I do love close-ups! :love: :iconpiplupplz:
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconplumita1:
plumita1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
It's MY pleasure =D
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:icontristessaart:
TristessaArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Great photo, I like the vibrant colours of his feathers :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconhanxopx:
HANxOPX Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice perspective and pose taken of a beautiful bird good job!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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HANxOPX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
your photos make me want to cry, which is very rare in my opinion - I just can not bear all the perfection, your work is STUNNING!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very sweet of you!! Thank you :aww:
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:iconcola93:
cola93 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
such a kinglike bird i think...i always wanted to see a quetzal...maybe someday....very nice shot!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Perhaps one day you will see one and it will be such a great experience!
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:iconfieryrebirth:
fieryrebirth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I agree, it's indeed beautiful, and the shot proves it. :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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Audrey-Dugan-Art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
It is amazing and you did a great job :wow: :love:
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!
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:iconansortronix:
ansortronix Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG !!!!! a beautiful shot !!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconjamie-macarthur:
Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Superb Melissa ;-)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! Nice avatar.. dont think I saw that one yet.
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:iconren545:
ren545 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is beatiful
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconnewfish:
newfish Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Nice photo
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconfra-emer:
Fra-Emer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Photographer
What a nice bird! Very good shot by the way :D
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
No such thing as too close! :mwahaha:
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe... well... maybe if he decided to stretch out of the frame ;)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Then it can be used as a detail shot in the next GTB ;)
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:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular capture of a really gorgeous species! :)
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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:iconseldavia:
Seldavia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Awww.

A bit close, yes, but I love his expression.
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 8, 2012, 7:59:22 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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