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Canon EOS 60D
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May 13, 2011, 11:43:33 PM
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The Majestic Pukeko by EOSthusiast The Majestic Pukeko by EOSthusiast
Portrait of one of New Zealand's most beautiful birds, the Pukeko. Pukeko is the Maori name for the Purple Swamphen.

I've seen a couple of Pukekos near Whatipu, the black sand beach west of Auckland, New Zealand.

Don't miss this royal fellow's companion, the Jester, in my other Pukeko Deviation: The Goofy Pukeko


Please don't use without my permission - thanks! :)
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:iconjamesballantyne:
JamesBallantyne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I really love this photo! Could I Please have your permission to paint this in oil paint?
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it! :D Sure thing, feel free to paint this, as long as it's not for commercial use. If you need the picture in a higher resolution, send me a note. ;) Could you please credit me and the photo when you post the painting on deviantArt? Thanks!
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:iconjamesballantyne:
JamesBallantyne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I had a look at the resolution and it is abit small. Could I get a higher resolution? Cheers :)
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I sent you a note with it ;)
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:iconjamesballantyne:
JamesBallantyne Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Here is the link to the painting. I hope you like it. :)

[link]
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet as, bro! 8-)
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:iconjamesballantyne:
JamesBallantyne Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Cheers :) Starting the painting tonight.
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:iconjamesballantyne:
JamesBallantyne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you very much! It certainly isn't for commerical use and I will post it straight after I have finished it and credit the reference to you. I can't wait to start painting!
:-)
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful crisp image.
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx! :)
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:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
its a pleasure. Enjoy your week.
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You too! :D
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YineJubby Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Ich glaub ich kann dir zu dem Foto nichts neues sagen...:D
richtig geniales Bild, toller Vogel, tolle Farben und Fokus ist so perfekt! *-*

Ich möchte sofort da hin, zum Fotos machen & um mir so einen Vogel zu holen!
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias. :)

Ja, die Pukekos sind schon witzige Vögel. Allein für die würd ich gerne zurück dahin, und natürlich aus 1000 weiteren Gründen. :D
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Foxfire4000 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Crazy looking bird, some serious colours.
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Yeah, they're pretty exotic, eh? :D
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shadows-fang Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
aww... it look adorable! the monotonous, blurred background compliments the birds colours.
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! And for t he fav, too, much appreciated! :)
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I love the focus! That's such a cool bird, I've never heard of it before.
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Yeah, me neither, until I saw a bunch of these guys walking around close to the beach. You should definitely check out the other photo of a Pukeko I uploaded: [link]
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FriendFrog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Will do! :)
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:iconsynisterkisses:
SynisterKisses Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This photograph is a Featured Photograph Of The Month within its folder on #CapturingAnimalSnaps

Congratulations.
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:iconedaemus:
Edaemus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :)
Did you know the Pukeko actually introduced itself from Australia at some point in the not-so distant past, and that this is just a subspecies of a bird that is found almost all over the world?
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Lolu-Carabella Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Great shot!
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, glad you like it! :D
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice picture!
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, glad you like it!
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Dude you are getting good. :clap:
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks mate, although I've always been good ;P
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ZEROresolution Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
LOL right. I forgot. ;P
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Amethyst-Archer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Very vibrant!
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconamethyst-archer:
Amethyst-Archer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
You're welcome. :D
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
A beautiful bird, I love the vibrant colors in this shot :)
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It is, isn't it? They're like goofy ducks with long legs ;P

Glad you like it, I wanted to emphasize the vivid colors of the Pukeko. Good to see it worked :D
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:iconladychristina:
LadyChristina Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is one awesome bird! :D And a really nice shot of it indeed :D Great job! :D
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! That's what I thought as well, and I'm really glad I was able to get some good photos of these cool birds :D I wasn't so lucky when I tried to get a good shot of Fantails :(
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:iconladychristina:
LadyChristina Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
When things don't work, we appreciate it more when they do - awesome shot, and you are most welcome, love :D
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ProdigiousAltitude Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Lovely shot you have captured the pukeko nicley
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:iconeosthusiast:
EOSthusiast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so. :D Thanks for the fav, too!
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