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Singing Malachite

Singing Malachite
Photo Information
Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-14 20:47
Viewed: 3064
Points: 23
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I have posted photographs of the Malachite Sunbird before. Please refer to my notes with these postings.
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  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-14 22:20]
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Wonderful new view of the colorful Malachite Sunbird, Frans! How do you manage to find so clean spot for your images? The background is always clean like in a studio!! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Frans,

Nice full frame portrait of the Malachite Sunbird. The bird stands out very well in the perfectly blurred background.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-14 23:44]

Hi Frans,
Another very good photo of Malachite Sunbird , very good sharpness and fine colors, TFS!

Hi Frans,
nothing to say: perfect!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-15 0:46]

Hello Frans,
Another fantastic photo. Excellent in every detail. Nothing to criticize. What a beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-15 2:23]

Hi Frans,this is a top class pic,what a perfection,what a metallic colors taken so well,it's a great pleasure for the eyes and the best way to discover this fantastic beauty of nature.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-15 3:27]

Hello Frans,
Very nice photo of this Sunbird in singing pose.Beautiful natural colours, good sharpness, details, OOF BG, POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

A wonderful tele-macro study in fine focus and brilliant, natural colours Frans, the lateral POV displays the birds salient features rather nicely. You've also caught an ideal BG. TFS indeed!

Hello Frans,
Very nice capture this lovely bird. The metallic green colours are
amazing. Excellent contrast, clarity and composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-15 8:17]

Hello frans
Excellent capture of this superb bird
Thanks for sharing

Bonjour Frans,
Bon angle de prise de vue valorisant relativement bien le sujet ; la lumière me parait toutefois excessive pour apprécier pleinement la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Gorgeous bird Frans, love its iridescent colors and open beak pose.
Well done & Happy Holidays!

What a beauty! What a lovely Sunbirdl! Great capture!

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