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Magic Bird by juddpatterson Magic Bird by juddpatterson
The magic bird of the cloud forest...the Resplendent Quetzal. It was a dream that I would at least see this bird. I saw it on several occasions near Savegre (Costa Rica) and had absolutely outstanding opportunities for photography. At one time several males and females were sitting in the very same tree. Like all trogons, they are generally relaxed and slow-moving birds. I can still see their heads slowly swiveling back and forth as they scanned the tree tops...occasionally stopping to gulp down a small avocado. Mission accomplished!
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Given 2012-08-14
Magic Bird by ~juddpatterson ( Featured by IsacGoulart )
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Devorad Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Beautiful :love:
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   General Artist
Congrats, wonderful photo!
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sharlicious Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
is this even real *O*
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beatrixstarwalker Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Beautifull ;)
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InPBo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
can i use this as a reference for a digital paiting? 
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Bello-Regno Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning :)
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eljay7 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow! and what a pretty bird :)
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natkaz3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
gargeous!
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Anne-Lies Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!
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asahitori Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definitely the most beautiful quetzal shot I've ever seen. It is really magical... *_*
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Gladrin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Beautiful shot. They really do look magical don't they ? I'd like to see one someday.
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh *o*
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DieselPaws Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
cool
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LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is gorgeous!!! I am going to request it to be in the group Lovely-Diophysitic. If you're not already a part of this group then I hope you will consider joining and submitting more of your fantastic work! You can click here [link] to get to the group and see your work in the gallery if you accept the invitation :clap:
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Ailanista Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a gorgeous shot! And congradulations on accomplishing such a dream! I use to live on the border of Costa Rica and the Republic of Panamá (where numerous quetzals live), so this photo brings back some nice memories!
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GregoryTheGuitar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is truely some beautiful photography, could I have your permission to paint/draw from this photo? I would just use it as a refernce for some traditional art. :)
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invadertanuki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Featured here~ [link]
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You've been featured! [link]
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
WAW! Is that REAL? Man, so cool!!!
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Belynx16 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Wow, it's so gorgeous! <33
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Flazilla Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This beautiful piece of art is featured in Birds and Feathers...Features. !
:happybounce: Thanks for reading and I hope you :+fav: it to know you have seen it ! 
Goodbye and have a good day sweetie ! :tea:

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Send-a-Dream Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Just an amazing shot. :clap:

You made my day. Totally deserves the DD :)
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DarlaAnnLee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   General Artist
This is so pretty!
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D-Thessy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
So cute :love:
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Valkyriestears Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so lucky! You really managed to capture the iridescence on the tail feathers too, splendid!
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volotation Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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jadedPhotographer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Photographer
ubuntu 12.10 :B That's the first thing that came to mind when I seen the thumb.
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Blaria95 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
OH MY GOD! :0 It's so cute and so pretty! :0
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lillagrodan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
You've really done it! Spectacular! I've heard it's so hard to even find them, and then you manage this absolutely amazing photo!
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bubbIies Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You artwork has been featured in my journal. Here is a [link] . If you want it to be removed for any reason, please tell me. Thanks! :rose:
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QweezySparrow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I didn't think it was real O.o wow~
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MetallicaWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
beautiful!
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Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so bright and fuzzy!
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scouring-rush-art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has now become my dream too, to see one of them in real. They're just so awesome!
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Enki83 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
very beautiful!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite bird in the whole world!
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured it: [link] :la:
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Aristephanie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW.
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karibze101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
national bird of Guatemala!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, that is a marvellous photograph!
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JaraPolaAk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
beautiful
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zimxlacey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love the birdy
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SophiaMarilyn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Artist
I hope you don't mind... [link]
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YumiRuin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love the colors on it! Such a beautiful creature!
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow gorgeous!
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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SophieSuffocate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute! And wonderful photo! <3 My God.
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chiriku Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so bright, it almost seems as if it was painted into the picture.
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Sheiktheoffical Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its...so...fluffy. :iconomgwantplz:
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sound-sasuke Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I... this bird is just so... I don`t even-

OMG That is adorable.
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