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Barecheeked Babbler

Barecheeked Babbler
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrew Roberts (proberts) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 60] (646)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-08 11:10
Viewed: 6365
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at our lodge in Namibia just as the sun was rising.It was fabulous listening to the birds in the morning as if they were celebrating surviving the night.The Babbler is about the same size as a Thrush in the UK.

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Fantastic capture!! Everything is just about perfect in this shot. Exposure, composition, lighting and fabulous bokeh.

Hi Andrew,

What a materpice 10/10 , The back lighting is superb.
Excellent colors , dof and composition. I Like the way you have left space where the bird is looking.

Goutham R

Felicitations , photo tres reussie et quel piqué !

Bravo et amitiés !

Hello Andrew,
It's a great shot. The lighting is superb and creates nice mood. Perfect framing and lovely colours too.
Very well done!

Really good Job, the composition is great the the focus is bang on, the detail in fantastic (the little spider web on the branch). Thanks for sharing!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-08 13:27]

Hello Andrew!
Very nice capture.Lighting,POV,simple BG,details,sharpness
and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

Salut Andrew
Belle prise de vue , la composition est très jolie les couleurs sont belles et le BGest bon.
Bravo ...JP

Beautifull shot Andrew,
Can't hear him, but in this young light it is a beauty to see him. Your picture is such that we could count its feathers! Bravo!

Hi Andrew

Lovely light in the shot. Good POV and very well composed. Excellent DoF and OOF BG. Very nice to view. TFS.

Hello Andrew.
What a great photo! very nice light and colors.
Very well done.

Greetings Jan-Arie

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-03-08 17:38]

Wow Andrew,
great colours, and compo. What a light!
TFS, best wishes,

A great image, very pleasing on the eye. The warm tones are superb and the Babbler is great. Incredible detail and sharpness, and also incredibly cute!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-08 18:44]

Hi Andrew,
Great shot, love the composition. Excellent detail and background colour, really adds some warmth to the image.

Hi Andrew,
Running later than planned tonight. so Just enough time for a a quick visit.
Well worth the big green Smile :)
Thanks for posting.

Well composed, I like the backlighting. Good sharpness.

Amazing light, beautiful shot, Andrew!!!

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2006-03-09 11:21]

Great lighting and composition here, combined with perfect DOF control. This has really "lifted" a rather dull brown little bird to being a very attractive image.
Thanks, Nigel.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-03-09 11:50]

I love the colour caused by the rising sun in this one. It works really well with the colours of the branch and the bird.

The pose and composition are perfect and the framing brings it out A1.

Well done.

This is an excellent capture, the highlight around the bird is a nice effect the picture is warm and inviting with an excellent DOF chosen. :)

FANTASTIC capture Andrew! Wonderful light and atmosphere. Very sharp and clear. Beautiful composition, excellent DOF and POV and beautiful OOF BG that makes your bird stand out very nicely. I put in my favorites :-)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-03-11 3:12]

Hi Andrew
Excelent sharpeness, colours and composition.
Beautiful photo.

What a beautiful shot!
Composition is great,as well as the colors,sharpness and DOF.
I guess you used the tripod,right?For such low speed.
I'm just asking because I find it so hard to use the heavy 50-500 without a tripod!Or is it just me? :)

Fabulous lighting - beautiful capture Andrew

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-09-13 21:31]

Superbe photo,tout est parfaits.

very nice, sharp, perfect light, TFS Ori

Hello Andrew.

Excellwnt picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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