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Pintailed Wydah

Pintailed Wydah
Photo Information
Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-11 7:30
Viewed: 4900
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pintailed Wydah (Koningrooibekkie)(Vidua macroura)

This is not a pretty little bird, but let us not hurt his feelings.
This is a small bird (smaller than a house sparrow) but with a lot of guts - especially towards other birds in the feeding area.
Identification: Brown iris, bill red and legs and feet black. Black above, rump, wingbar and underparts white. Long tailfeathers.
Habitat: Open savanna, hillsides, grassland and allso found in gardens and canefields.
Diet: Mainly seeds and small insects.

Shooting data: Nikon D70; Sigma 170-500 set at 400mm. ISO 400.

Postprocessing in Photoshop.

extramundi, RAP, Jax, carper, PDP, jhm, TAZ, mogens-j, elroyie, gerhardt, Luc has marked this note useful
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Keep surprising us with colours and composition. Nice background and the DOF with the bird & branches is good. I like it althogh it is not very handsome.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-11 7:45]

Una nueva hermosa captura Ben.
Gran encuadre y profundidad, que permiten ver al ave en todo su esplendor.
Excelente colorido y nitidez.
Breve, pero interesante nota complementaria.

A new beautiful capture Ben.
Great frame and depth, that allow to see the bird in all their splendor
Excellent colorful and clearness.
Brief, but interesting complementary note.

Very nice capture Ben.
Good colours , great DOF , and good sharpness.
Maybe the white are little to overexposure.
Good note.
Well done.

Ben, Think it's a great shot. The branch your bird's perched on helps a bit to lead your eye in..Good pose also..Nice work!

Ben, You nailed him well in his transition period. Very nice, the tail is still sort enough to make for"easy" shooting. Another month, and we will battle to get the whole bird in the picture. Well done.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-09-11 10:53]

Well composed sharp capture - it's lovely, well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-09-11 11:25]

Well Ben I said it before but your Sud Africaner are exelent bird photographers, Very good composition here, with great colours, hele mooie foto, exelent job

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-11 11:30]

Lovely picture Ben, composition is very strong. Good note too. Well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-09-11 11:38]

A splendid bird here, Ben, excellent composition, beautiful colours, I like this!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-11 11:43]

Bel oiseau bien mis en valeur par cette jolie composition !
Well done !

Well, I find him very pretty Ben and you captured him in a very nice way. Clever handling of the light and dof, very good colours and perfect cropping.

Great picture with great colours and composition, the feathers on the neck are little bit in over, but this is a great frame and capture.

Ben, hy's glad nie lelik nie. Very nice one. He fits the frame well. Colors are very sharp. The whites is not overexposes but just a tad bright in the face. Not a problem really. I love the photo and its a good contribution to your other outstanding bird shots.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-13 7:26]

Excellent shot,love the Scapulars details.Nice shot.

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