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Black eyed bulbul

Black eyed bulbul
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark October 2008
Date Submitted: 2009-06-05 7:46
Viewed: 6941
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today again a cold and windy day overhere,once again an opportunity to look back in the kruger archive,where I found this picture made in the Letaba restcamp,in this campsite lots of birds to see and photograph in the daytime (in between the morning and afternoon gamedrives),hope you like it and tfw,have a pleasant weekend

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hallo Paul
ik open galery en deze foto staat er als eerste op
zo scherp en zit zo mooi op de agave
een zeer mooie opname
te gek !!groetjes lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-05 8:05]

Hej Paul,
I've just commented on Ram's fine capture of a Red-vented Bulbul and now it's great to see this Black-eyed Bulbul for comparison! (Perhaps this ought to be named Yellow-vented! :-)) This is an excellent capture showing a fine profile of this beautiful bird against a smooth background.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
Här har vi inte fått mycket regn men stora moln flyger över oss - efter midsommar kanske det blir fint! ;-)

now isn´t he pretty! :-) excellent clear capture with terrific details - i really like the thorny leaf he is sitting on too.
well done & best wishes, thor.

great-sharp portrait, TFS Ori

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-06-05 9:14]

Hello Paul,
Very jouful bird from exotic country. Photo is splendid. Exactly fokus, smooth BG and soft light.
Regards, Pawel

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-06-05 9:15]

Hi Paul,
Color tones,focus,sharpness, lighting,details, setting and background look very good. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-05 9:34]

Hello Paul
Another perfect capture with clear BG, great details and natural colors.

Hi Paul,

A excellent capture of this Bulbul with great sharpness, colors & details. TFS.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-05 9:52]

Hello Paul
An excellent capture of Pycnonotus barbatus that you ought to have posted earlier!
+: Sharpness, DOF, pose, POV, BG, composition (great with the aloe), colours and lighting.
-: none, its a fine portrait!
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-05 10:21]
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Hallo Paul,
Tjonge wat heb je nog een schitterende foto's in je archief. Deze foto komt zo natuurlijk over. Absoluut de mooiste foto van deze soort die ik ooit gezien heb. Alleen de achtergrond is wat vreemd van kleur, maar wel erg mooi. De scherpte, pose, compositie en kleur zijn uitstekend.
Goed weekend,

Hello Paul,
Very sharp image, excelent capture.
Great details and natural colours.

Hi Paul,
Very clean, great colours and smooth bokeh. Love the details and perfect composition.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-06-05 11:34]

Hi Paul. Once again a fine picture from your South africa trip. This is a fine close up of the Black eyed bulbul With a good POV so we can see the yellow under parts. A very good feather detail and such natural colours. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-05 16:29]

Hi Paul,

Why did you wait so long to post this beautiful Black-eyed Bulbul? The face is magnificent and the black eye shines in the black feathers. The colors and details of the face, and feathers are marvelous - the yellow vent is beautiful. Wonderful pose on the thorny leaf, perfect background and superb composition.


Hi Paul!
So you too have posted the picture of a Bulbul.
Thanks a lot for your kind words on my 900th picture the subject of which happens to be a different kind of a Bulbul.
I have seen and captured this Yellow-vented Bulbul in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia too. Apparently, this species is found in the Middle East also.
This is a very fine capture with superb clarity and colours.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-05 21:33]

Hi Paul,
Wonderful shot of this great looking Black-eyed Bulbul with immaculate sharpness and colours on its plumage. A cool pose captured on that cactus makes this image look very pleasing. Excellent POV, DOF and composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-06 0:24]

Hi Paul.
Outstanding shot which is very pleasant for look owing its subject and quality. All is brilliant: amazing bird and leaf, blameless composition, pastel colours and delicate colour palette at whole, superb soft lighting and extreme details. Bravo. Well done.

A very beautyfull photo. With a very good lens too.
Congratulations !!!

Hi Paul,
A great shot of this Bulbul on a very prickly looking plant. What is it,do you know ?
Amazing work.

Hi Paul

Brilliant shot, everything is perfect.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-06-06 9:34]

Hi Paul,
What a beautiful bird with the bright catch light in the eye.
Love the subtle/subdued lighting and color scheme.
Details on the bird amazingly sharp.
Am fascinated by the perch.
What kind of tree is that with all the thorns?
TFS. : )

hello Paul
what a beautiful shot, so sharp ! we can see each little feather on his plumage
wonderful pose on this thorny plant, and the colors are fantastic
excellent POV andBG
Have a nice sunday

Hallo Paul
This is a very beautiful bird with fine features that fit it well. I have seen many of this in our garden lately but could not as yet get a perfect shot like yours. This is really a striking bird with delicate and lovely plumage, especially on the crest. You have captured it with great focus and sharpness. The neutral backdrop highlights this bird's features to its best. The cactus on which it was captured compliments the photo a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.


Excellent composition, detail, sharpness, DOF, OOF BG and clarity of the image. A very good pic that you taken here, despite the bad weather.

Hallo Paul,
Die ken ik. Ik dacht aan Skukuza maar is wel een gast in elk Krugerkamp, dacht ik.
Heel mooi gedaan. Pose, achtergrond, perch... lijkt allemaal makkelijk maar is het niet.
Bedankt en groet.

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