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Dark-capped bulbul


Dark-capped bulbul
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Bulbul [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 8:51
Viewed: 3790
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same Bulbul as in my previous post, captured during the same morning session. The aspect ratio is quite different though as it's a square now. Also the distance towards the bird is somewhat increased partially due to a lesser crop.
The main reason I posted this similar image is the Bulbul's isolation in the middle of leaves and branches.
Besides I wanted these brownish butterfly-like leaves to be involved as well. You can't see this in a still but it's really wonderful to see these leaves in the early morning especially in combination with the savanna wind. Pure gold.
Finally I'm a bit puzzled about the identification and I wonder if these are the Mopane tree's leaves?

Thanks for looking.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-04 9:27]

A delightful capture Annick!
This fine sharp portrait of the Black-capped Bulbul is well composed and framed by the OOF vegetation in a great pose an from an excellent POV.
Nice one, and TFS!
Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-04 9:53]

Hello Annick,
Lovely capture of this Bulbul in a very nice pose. Great focus on the eye, very clear details and beautiful colours. I like the background too although I would have cropped it a bit more at the top. Still a lovely composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-04 10:06]

Hola Annick,
preciosa captura y bello ambiente,
excelente foco...
saludos

Hi Annick.
Simply sensational!
Excellent colors, sharpness and texture.
Splendid details and POV.
Congratulations by excellent work!
Best regards!
José Roberto

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-04 10:56]

Hallo Annick,
Past mooi in het rijtje van Bulbul foto's. Scherpte en kleuren zijn weer schitterend. Vooral de omgeving is ook prachtig. In dezelfde kleurtonen. Perfecte compositie.
Groet,
Peter

Hi Annick,

fantastic picture- great composition on the tree, nice pose of bird, good colours and sharpness. Well done!!

cheers
Adrian

Hello Annick
this is very nice capture in your bulbul seri. POV, composition, focus and eyes contact great. This species very similar yellow vented bulbul here, with its dark head and yellow lower ventral part.
TFS, best wishes
Ahmet

Hello Annick,
Great shot.
Splendid capture with excellent details.
Lighting and composition are very good.

Hello Annick,
You had framed well on this Bulbul with beautiful flowers that surrounded it!
best dof in total sharpness, good lighting, nice colour and details on the subject!
well done
cheers
Tony

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-04 23:34]

Hi Annick

Great shot combining an excellent pose with great detail and colours.

TFS

James

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-05 2:44]

Hi Annick!

Funny looking bird. I like its pose very much, it looks very vigilant. Nice, blurred BG and light. I'm not sure about composition - maybe it could be better without so much space from the left side?

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-05 5:17]

Hi Annick,
Lovely photo of this bulbul. Setting is so beautiful. I like the lighting, details, POV, composition, background and the pose you captured. TFS
Greetings,
Selen

Lovely capture of this Bulbul in a very nice pose. very clear details and beautiful colours.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-05 11:08]

Hello Annick,
another lovely photo of this Bulbul!
The composition is very artistic.
Superb DOF and focusing.
Great light.

Well done,
Joe

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-05 19:28]

Hello Annick, Amazing shot with superb eye catch. Wonderful POV and you have presented the natural sorroundings well. I like the composition and the kind of lighting and color tone. Welldone Ganesh

Olá Annick,
curioso mesmo esse pássaro, parece que estava de olho em você. Ótima nitidez e DOF nessa imagem.
Parabéns e Abraço

Hi Annick,
Great capture here.
These look almost like the ones we have here in Turkey..
Great work..
Best wishes.

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