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Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) was taken at the Swiss Tropical Gardens of
the Papiliorama in Kerzers, in the canton of Fribourg which is in the heart of the Three Lake region.
This part of the Papiliorama, is called Jungle Trek and is an exact copy of the 11’000 hectares of the protected area of Shipstern, in Belize, Papilioramas Nature Reserve in Central America.

I achieved the dark background with DOF and a slight increase of saturation which blackened any left over details. No Photoshop!

Nikon P90

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  • Chey Murray
    Chey Murrayover 4 years ago

    I really like this photo, but in my opinion it might be a little too dark. I still really like it though! Awesome job!

  • Hi Chey, many thanks for your comment, do you mean the background or the saturation? I darkened it on purpose using DOF during the take and just a little saturation so as not to have to to make any changes using photoshop. From that aspect, it is a very natural image. Thanks once again.

    – mamba

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    brilliantly stunning image

  • Thanking you very much indeed Kathy.

    – mamba

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

  • Many, many thanks indeed Kylie for this great honour.

    – mamba

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 4 years ago

    fabulous! great contrast with colors and black background. very well done!

  • Thanking you muchly eyelife for your kind and motivating comment.

    – mamba

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    Stunning color and clarity! I love the black background you have achieved.

  • Thanks very much indeed Angie for your lovely comment.

    – mamba

  • kappisan
    kappisanover 4 years ago

    Huge fav!:)
    Great Image!:)
    Very well done!:)
    Greetz from Holland,

  • Many thanks indeed kappisan also for adding to your favs. Greetz from Switzerland.

    – mamba

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great image….fantastic light and colors…..Congratulations!

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment.

    – mamba

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Still a beautiful image Mamba! Congratulations!

  • Many thanks again swaby.

    – mamba

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    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago

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