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Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet
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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: 2016-03-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-12 4:49
Viewed: 1803
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this photograph of "Crested Barbet" in Gauteng, South Africa. It was sunny afternoon when this bird was collecting its food from ground.

Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) is a sub Saharan bird. With its thick bill and very colorful plumage Crested Barbet is unmistakable. This bird has speckled yellow and red face with a SMALL BLACK CREST. The belly is yellow with red speckles, wings are black with white specks and it has a broad black band on its neck. Yellow head and body with black and white feathers, red marking on its end of body, its color blends Wellington the bush. They have a distinct shrill.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-12 6:11]

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent and attractive photo of this Crested Barbet with its little prey. Superb sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Taken from a very good low POV.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-03-12 7:38]

Very curious birds. Very good capture.

TFS, Srikumar,


hallo Sri
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good details
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikumar

Excellent close-up shot of the Crested Barbet, very fine low POV
at the level of the subject, lovely warm light and color tones, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-12 14:59]

Hi Srikumar,perfect capture of this curious barbet on the grass,an excellent moment for the light,the colors and the sharpness are perfect,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi, Srikumar. Good sharp image well seen with its food in the beak in its natural habitat and composed. Thanks for the informative note.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-13 6:21]

Hi Srikumar,
Very interestingly colored bird,again perfect point of view. Amazing colors and
perfectly sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar
une très belle prise au téléobjectif, bon résultat détaillé et bonnes couleurs
Bon dimanche

Hi Srikumar,
impressive bird and wonderful portrait - thanks

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-13 17:43]

Hello Srikumar,
Your Crested Barbet is a very stout looking bird with it's wide head and very large bill. The mixture of colors and unusual markings are quite unique and place it into a category of it's own. Nicely focused and displaying much detail. I like the warm colors you have captured.

Hello Srikumar
The Crested Barbet is an interesting looking bird. It's great you caught him foraging for food, it looks like he found something nice to eat. Lovely composition, lighting and detail. I agree his plumage is very colourful.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Srikumar,
Lovely colorful specie indeed. Excellent details. As usual a perfect image with amazing details and focus. I like the contrast against the green blurry background.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-03-19 12:39]

Hi Srikumar
I like the low POV and the DOF which allow us to appreciate this bird in a neat way. The sharpness is superb. Interesting work.


Hi Srikumar,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the Crested Barbet. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar,
Wonderful catch nice action moment, details are not so great on the wings but the bill with insect in it is a winner every time.

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