Keeled Billed Toucan

Uploaded: March 21, 2015 19:34:44 | Entered: May 27, 2015 22:40:56


The keel-billed toucan is the national bird of Belize. In its native region, toucans are associated with evil spirits and are thought to be the incarnation of a demon. In certain religions of South and Central America, the father of a new child must not eat toucan flesh as it might bewitch the newborn and cause it to fade away. The toucan can also be a tribal totem and the medicine man can use it as an incarnation to fly to the spirit world.
Taken at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D750


Natasha Pliss level-deluxe March 21, 2015

This is spectacular, Kathy! Stunning colors, excellent details, great composition. I like the story too. #1611680

Ellen Hodges March 21, 2015

The details and colors are fabulous in every way, Kathy!!! #11269416

Liz blahh March 21, 2015

Fantastic capture, love the colors & detail! #11269433

Jeffrey R. Bange March 21, 2015

Outstanding capture and detail Kathy of this colorful bird, also appreciated the background information. Did you offer him some Fruit Loops to get him to sit still for you, LOL. #11269449

Jeff Sielski March 22, 2015

Beautiful capture Kathy! #11269462

Candace M. Cleveland March 22, 2015

I'm with everyone else!! #11269521

Leslie McLain level-classic March 22, 2015

Fantastic capture and colors, Kathy. You are far and away the best zoo photographer. #11269774

Rudi Reiner level-classic March 24, 2015

Superb colors & detail! #11271122

Nadia Paul April 14, 2015

What a beauty - congrats on your SF Kathy! #11284988

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 14, 2015

Congrats on this striking finalist, Kathy! #11285451

Val Feldman level-deluxe April 14, 2015

Another stunner! Congrats on your excellent Finalist, Kathy! #11285641

Jeffrey R. Bange April 14, 2015

Congratulations again Kathy on another finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #11285784

Nadia Paul April 14, 2015

Congrats on another wonderful finalist Kathy! #11285846

frank w. degenhardt June 06, 2015

Beautiful Second Place Win. Love the colors. Congratulations. #11313648

Ellen Hodges June 06, 2015

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Kathy!!! #11313676

Leslie McLain level-classic June 06, 2015

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Kathy. #11313677

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 06, 2015

Huge Congratulations Kathy!,
Amalia #11313832

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 06, 2015

Striking image with powerful colors, Kathy! Congrats on your win! #11313859

Nadia Paul June 06, 2015

So glad to see this one sporting gold - congrats Kathy! #11313930

Patrick Rouzes June 06, 2015

Congrats on this incredible winner, Kathy.

Jeffrey R. Bange June 07, 2015

Congratulations Kathy on your most colorful and well deserved winner. #11314546

Becky LeMaster June 08, 2015

Congratulations on this beautiful win Kathy! :) #11314892

Ray level-classic June 08, 2015

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, Kathy! #11315135

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 08, 2015

Wonderful everything - glad the Judges agreed! Congrats, Ms K, on your excellent Gold Winner! #11315167

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 08, 2015

AHHHHH!!! YAHOO!!! Winner for sure, Congratulations Kathy! #11315197

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 09, 2015

Wonderful pose, color and capture - Congrats Kathy!! #11315294

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe June 11, 2015

Huge Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Kathy!! #11316574

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 13, 2015

Congrats on this awesome Gold winner Kathy! #11317430

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 12, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Kathy!! #11330280

Carol Quina level-classic July 12, 2015

Congratulations Kathy on yoru POTD. #11330354

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 13, 2015

An impressive portrait Kathy - Congrats again on receiving a POTD! #11330633

Ellen Hodges July 16, 2015

Huge congrats on POTD on this fabulous image, Kathy!! #11332246

Leslie McLain level-classic July 17, 2015

Congrats on a fantastic POTD, Kathy. #11332567

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 17, 2015

Amazing!!! #11332639

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