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earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2009-06-09 9:40]

Hello Paul,
True we don't see many landscapes here on TN but that's all the more reason for you to keep posting them. You and your images have been an inspiration for me to pursue wide angle landscape photography. This image is gorgeous. I love the low POV and comp. with the foreground rock and water leading out to the wonderfully exposed and sharp sky/clouds. The golden foreground is realy fine. Great use of filters and capturing the moments beauty.
TFS, Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2009-04-27 7:37] [+]

Hi Goldy,
I believe this is a Blue Whistling Thrush. I checked my "Birds of Northern India" guide by Richard Grimmett and Tim Inskipp.
Page 192, plate 74 has a good color painting very similar to this bird. It's listed as a local common resident in Uttarunchal.
The Asian Koel has a red iris, a lighter beak, and the dark Koel male does not have the spots this bird has. Your doubts were correct.
Thanks for the posting.
Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 20:33]

Fine purple finch image Joseph. Wonderful clear sharp plumage and facial detail. lovely pose and eye contact.Pleasing soft BG. Well done mf. Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 20:30]

Hi Asbed, Very cool image of this camo Rabbit! It's so well hidden and hoping not to be seen. :-) Interesting note also. Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:58]

Hello Mustafa, very beautiful image of this Dove in the grasses. Very nice composition, superb plumage and eye color details, and nicely lit. Well done.
Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:51]

Hello Jan, beautiful composition of this equally beautiful Flamingo. I love the sharp plumage details, rich color, and spot on exposure. Excellent! Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:47]

Hi Satya, Beautiful open wing capture of this Pansy. The lovely details are seen so well by your fine work. Well done and welcome to TN. tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:42]

Superb closeup Joe!
Amazing detail, great comp, color, pleasing analgous soft BG, and gotta say I love the worm in the beak. :-) Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:36]

Hi Jusni, Funny bug with little red toes! Creation is amazing. Praise God. Thanks for sharing this unique insect. I especially like the composition of this.
Tfs Richard

earthtraveler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483) [2008-05-02 8:33]

Hi Jusni, Wonderful color patterns here seen so well with this POV. Nicely composed and fine isolated Bg. Tfs Richard