<< Previous Next >>

Chinspot Batis

Chinspot Batis
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 7:52
Viewed: 1901
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this "Chinspot Batis" at Lower Sabie;Mpumalanga;Kruger National Park.


Its natural habitat are subtropical or tropical dry forests,subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests,subtropical or tropical moist montane forests,and DRY SAVANNA.

The Chinspot is a common and widespread bird and and is primarily insectivorous,finding its food on the surface of leaves and occasionally catching insects on the wing.It can be distinguished from the somewhat similar pygmy batis,by its longer tail and the narrow white stripe above its yellow eye.The plumage of the male is entirely black and white with a black bib but the female has additionally a chestnut throat spot and breast band.


marius-secan, CeltickRanger, AKBAR-ALI-ASIF, abhinavr, kinglove, Miss_Piggy, anel, pierrefonds, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Srikumar,
As usual a perfect shot with excellent details and WB. Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful.
Thanks for sharing!

hallo Sri
very nice shot of this bird
good details nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Interesting bird and impressive photo Srikumar! Nice pose, good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hi Srikumar. He's a very top-heavy bird. I like his bulky looks. You framed the shot just right. It's got great focus and the background is relaxing to the eye. A well rewarded shot. TFS Trevor

Ciao Srikumar, lovely composition with a nice bird on beautiful blurry BG, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-05 11:15]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful photo in fine sharpness and details. Nice contrasting colours and an excellent composition.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-05 12:06]

Hi Srikumar,a spectacular capture of this small bird not often seen on TN,the detail are impressive despite the distance and the difficult light,very nice scenery of the forest in the blurred background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful photo of this bird with
fine POV with the head turned obtaining
its eye-contact, beautiful light, TFS


  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-05 19:25]

Hello Srikumar,
What a lovely bird you have presented to us, it reminds me a little bit of a Chickadee. I really like the black cap and large necklace. Excellent eye contact and photographed in it's natural habitat.

Hi Srikumar!
Very good shot of this beautiful bird which is new one for me. Beautiful combination of black and white on its body and a very attractive eye. Great lateral POV and very good depth. Thanks for sharing,
Have a good day,
Best Regards,

  • Great 
  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-06 4:06]

Hi Srikumar,

Splendid capture of the bird, great sharpness and d彋ails.
I like very much the texture of the plumage, awesome shot.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Hi Srikumar,
A nice photo of the bird showing its natural habitat. Good off-centre composition. The image is sharp and the natural colours are pleasing.


Hello Srikumar,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
這種色彩真是攜有奇特 看起來真是好美就黑白兩種色彩 很稀有
姿勢可愛自然 照的很棒 構圖也很美麗 真是好看

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-07 10:46]

Interesting bird and very good picture. good control of the white color. Very natural and good composition. Saludos.

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-07 11:21]

Hi Srikumar,
Nice image beautiful bird. Good the eye's contact. Amazing colors and perfect composition with good sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hallo Srikumar
I really love this little bird's tailpiece and the way you captured it, shows it beautifully. Although there is a number of branches in the image, the bird stands out well against the background. I like the whole setting. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-10 2:14]

Hello Sri,
Lovely bird-picture. I didn't know this charming bird. Very fine and poetical presentation. Thanks a lot.

Hi Srikumar, It is a fine close up of this bird. The colours are great and the details of the plumage are amazing. Well done!

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the Chinspot Batis which is on the lookout. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Sri,
This is a fantastic photo. The composition with the bird in the left third and looking into the frame, the perfect DoF resulted by f/9, sharpness on the subject... each is excellent. A perfect example how to make a second to none image in shady conditions. Bravo!
Best regards, L嫳zl

Srikumar, hello,
Excellently clear & sharp.
Well focused.
All colours are well balanced and natural.
A lovely presentation done with taste.
Mario with kind regards from Canada.

Calibration Check