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Pririt Batis

Pririt Batis
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-13 8:46
Viewed: 4401
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia:
The Pririt Batis, Batis pririt, also known as the Pririt Puff-back Flycatcher or Pririt Puffback, is a small passerine bird in the wattle-eye family. It is resident in western and central southern Africa.

It is a small stout insect-eating bird, found in dry broadleaf woodland and thorn scrub. The nest is a small neat cup low in a tree or bush.

The Pririt Batis hunts by flycatching, or by taking prey from the ground like a shrike. The song is typically a slow descending series of whistled notes, teuu, teuu, teuu, teuu.

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Stunning capture Pierre! Brilliant clarity and awesome dept of field! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-13 9:57]

Hello Pierre,
I remember this bird from one of my visits in the southern parts of Africa. I made a photo but from a great distance. This is a beautiful close photo in great sharpness and details and very nice natural colours. Fantastic DOF with this plain BG. Good eye contact and composition.

Spot on sharp in the head area...a good use of depth of field for a portrait of this aviary. Nice work. I assume you used a tripod but if not then 1/500th covered and slight move.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-13 13:52]

Very good capture of this lovely bird in great light,colors and sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-13 15:25]

Salut Pierre,un portrait de grande classe dont la nettete' et la gestion de la lumiere ont etees decisives,tres interessant et je pense tres rare.Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,LUCIANO

Hi Pierre

Excellent shot of this Batis. Great sharpness and detail. Good composition and background.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-14 4:39]

Hello Pierre,

I look with a lot attention toward your splendid birds.
Always perfect taken, and excellent made.
You play wonderful with different colors and nice light.
Very well composition, nice presentation too. TFS.

Have a nice Sunday,

Spot-on exposure with good detail. lovely pose and a good compositio.
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-14 8:36]

Hello Pierre,
A brilliant capture of this wonderful bird with great focus on the eye! I love its pose and details are very sharp. Lovely colours too against a fine soft background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-14 11:21]

Hello Pierre,
A very good shot of the Pririt Batis from a nice angle, good focus and clarity of colours, Like the pose on the sloping branch. Good composition.Best regards Siggi

Hallo Pierre
It must have been your charm that had this beautiful bird pose for you so beautifully and willingly. This is indeed a bird that testify of pride and charm. (Does the black and white colour not always do just that?) The details captured here is stunning and seen with such clarity. The image as a whole is presented in such a pleasant manner that it actually warmths the heart. Thanks for sharing. I gladly add my green smiley to this one. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-20 5:13]

Hello Pierre,
this is a real shot. such a pleasant soft background and exciting contrast of the bird's colours. The black and white is powerful to give a special view. The composition is further enhanced by the little glance by the bird.
A lively shot with the beauty recorded.


Bonjour Pierre,
Je ne m'explique pas pourquoi j'ai sauté cette photographie lors de sa publication car c'est une excellente restituion du sujet dont les couleurs ne sont pas faciles à maitriser ; la composition est agréable et l'oiseau a une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Pierre
Fantastic capture of this Pririt Batis bird, good details with good sharpness, great DOF, and a great composotion. I am really impressed. Thanks for sharing
Regards Hedesan

Hallo Pierre,
a very beautiful portrait of the Pririt Batis, very good sharpness and splendid colours, a very pleasant conposition with a lovely posture of this marvellous bird
Best regards

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