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blackeyed bulbul

blackeyed bulbul
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 16:07
Viewed: 3675
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
blackeyed bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus.
Very common resident. Dark crested head, yellow vent and lack of conspicuous eye-ring identify this species.
reference-Newman's Birds of Southern Africa.
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Hi Paul,
Your shot is quite simply splendid. Composition, contrast, colors, background, all are perfect. Good work.
TFS, cordially,

Wow, what a vibrant shot! An excellent capture.
Great detail on the bird, a nice pose too.
Great composition, well done and thanks for posting.


This is a good picture. I like the combination if the brown BG and the yellow and orange aloe flowers. It is warm colours. The bird is looking at you which is good, and the lighting was good. Great composition, focus and DOF, thanks for sharing this.


  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-20 20:22]

Great capture!
Very nice colour, good details, catchlight in the eye, excellent composition.

Great shot, good contrast betweeen the flowers and dark-plumaged bird. Good composition also.

These aloe's makes very beutiful BG's. Nice capture of this "botter-boudjies" as Callie calls them.

Composition/placement: ***
(Rotate the photo so that the birds rests on the right, it's subjective but the western eye read from left and rests right)

Exposure: ****
Focus/sharpness: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Impact: ****

Overall: ****

*Acceptable, **Average, ***Good, ****Great, *****Outstanding

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