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Black-Collared Barbet

Black-Collared Barbet
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-02 8:00
Viewed: 1537
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this picture of 'Black-Collared Barbet' in Brakpan, South Africa. It was a sunny day.

* 'Black-Collared Barbet' (Lybius torquatus) is a species of bird in the family Lybiidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa through Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Domestic Republic Of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

* 20-25 cm long
* Black Collar
* Plump looking and large head
* Heavy bill fringed with bristles
* Sexually monomorphic

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Hi Sri,
Even in difficult light conditions, a beautiful capture. Fantastic shallow DoF - and the red on the head simply magnetizes the viewer's look. Top class shot! Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-02 8:09]

Hi Srikumar,a top class pic,no doubt! Magnificent capture of this barbet,the best DOF for very impressive details,the composition too with the branches is very rich,great shot,i like about this specie,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hallo Sri
very good sharpness composition with this beautiful bird
gr lou

Ciao Srikumar, grat capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-02 10:31]

Hello Srikumar,
Great sharp shot of this colourful Barbet in a nice pose. Looks good against this background. Nice composition.Regards Sigi

great camouflaged barbet, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-02 12:04]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent photo of this Black-collared Barbet in nice natural colours and fine sharpness. Your timing with the eye contact was very good.

Hi Srikumar,
thanks for showing this beautiful bird. Great with the red in this grey entourage. regards

Beautiful bird Sri , well done.

Thanks for sharing.


Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Black-Collared Barbet. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


This capture; perfectly shows the full plumage of this splendid bird; Its powerful beak seen in great detail; further contact with her look is unbeatable. The focus captures every detail of the plumage. Thanks for sharing this beautiful composition.

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! wonderful close-up photo of the Black-Collared Barbet,
fine POV obtaining its eye-contact, lovely light, great focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Srikumar,
Brilliant capture. Superb in all aspects.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. The colors are nice and natural.

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