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Pretty Barbet

Pretty Barbet
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-10 12:27
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw two Red-and-yellow barbets feeding on the termite mount in Lake Manyara National park, I focus in on one of them for better detail.
Sorry, I don’t have my raw files on this computer, not enough memory, so no camera setting info. If you feel you need it, let me know I can look it up.

INFO: Red-and-yellow barbets have strong red bills that are long, thick and pointed. They are 9 inches (23 cm) long (woodpecker-like in appearance) and strongly patterned with blotches and spots of red, yellow, black and white. They have large red to red-orange heads.

Their forehead to hind crown are jet black ending in a slight crest. They have white ear patches and the upper part and necklace are black with round white spots. The breast is orange to red-orange, the lower part of the body and sides are bright yellow. The male has a black chin stripe.

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To iris: You're are too kind.waylim 1 03-11 00:16
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Hello Lim,
Well captured of the Barbet in such closeness!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
many thanks for sharing
best regards

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-10 12:40]

Hi Way. What a fineshot ofthis colourful bird. this is one i have not seen so thnks for postin. such bright colours. and good detail.with a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Hi Way superb bird nice shot beautiful colors

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  • lutya Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 93] (451)
  • [2008-03-10 13:16]

Hi Way!

Colors are stunning. I liked your POV, compositon and the sharpness a lot. Well done and TFS

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-10 14:01]

Bonjour Way
Très belle prise, excellentes couleurs et netteté, très beau sujet.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Way

What a nice picture of very colourful bird. Nice focus with good details on the bird and a well blurred background. The colours look great and the composition with the bird out of centre is very good. Nice little note with good informations too.

Very nice job

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-03-10 14:53]

Hello Way
Nice presentation.Good POV and shrp image.Excellent details and lovely colors.I like that nice OOF BG.
TFS Michel

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-10 17:05]

Hi Way
Wonderful shot
Beautiful color and light
Excellent sharpness and detail
tfs jon

Bonjour Way, j'aime beaucoup la scène, les couleurs et contrastes, dommage que l'oiseaux ne regarde pas vers nous.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-10 19:16]

Hello Way,
Incredibly colorful bird captured with great sharpness. The composition of the bird on the termite hill is splendid, thank you for sharing.

What a stunning photo. The colours are beautiful, the detail is sharp,the BG is just right, and the termite mound finishes off a superb composition.TFS.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-03-10 23:47]
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Hello Way
You describe yourself as a artist more than a photographer, one who finds beauty in everything but one with no patience and right equipment.But i have to disagree with you, 'coz all your shots in this gallery are par excellence.

This is an amazing composition beautiful in its colours, sharpness, contrasts and sharpness.THe BG is a real stealer of appealing green and deftly pushes the viwer's focus on the subject in FG.
Very well done.This one into my favourites.
TFS & Cheers

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-11 2:34]

Hi Way

Been a bit busy lately and i've missed some of your nice postings...but i did look at them now and i want to take this chance and congratulate you for each of them :)
This one here is again a beauty - presenting this red-and-yellow barbet is a gorgeous way!
I just love what you did here with the DOF and how you managed to keep it in spot-on focus while having that charming blurry BG there as well.
The colors are absolutely lovely and stand out even from the thumbnail! This is definitely a calendar shot! Impeccable details and great light, too!

Bravo and TFS

hello Way


what a superb shot with wonderful colours and great density
of the colours, excellent POV and framing, excellent DOF,
wonderful background, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-11 11:44]

Hello Way,
Long time ago I've photographed this beautiful bird in Tanzania too. But before the digital period. Now I know how fantastic-coloured this Barbet is. Perfect sharpness, POV and a great composition.

hi Way,
Great colors and detail against an OOF BG giving an excellent DOF. Great composition.

Excellent shot Way.


That's a beautiful bird. You captured him with a good background as well. Nice show. TFS Trevor

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-11 22:00]

Hello Lim,
What a beautiful bird, so colorful! Very nice presentation
Great POV and composition.. Well Done


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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2008-03-16 14:18]

Lovely colours and contrast at this cute little bird Way.We miss this one at our trip at Manyara Lake unfortunately.TFS

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-18 23:20]

Hi Way, the detail on the front termite mound and bird is very good and you have excellent colour here. I've never seen one of these birds before, the colour collage is amazing. The composition is good with him sitting in the sweet spot of the frame, looking out to the left. It looks like you ran into a little bit of trouble with the noise reduction, or blurring of the background, with just a little bit of haloing around the right rock or mound. It's not bad, and only seen if someone goes looking for it. I like the neutral frame you've wrapped this one in. Nice presentation.

Colorful image, Way.
Good point of view.
Well done

great composition, TFS Ori

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-26 15:08]

Hello Way,
What a interesting & colourful bird!
great capture, details are fantastic, I like the background too!
best regards, Dejan

Hallo Way
Splendid! I like this image very much. It is just beautiful. The photos in your gallery are all spectacular, and it was dificult to choose one out of the many.I have decided to give my smiley to one of your older postings with the title "Pretty Barbet". This is such an elegant and dignified looking bird and it is indeed a beauty. It looks as if it is posing just for you and waiting to be snapped. I just love the patterns and different shades of colours of its feathers. It is truly an exceptionally beautiful bird. The more I look at it the more beautiful it gets and the more I like it. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-06 22:23]

Hello Way Lim,
thanks for visiting my posts.
When I looked into your shots, they are really stunning great clarity. Beautiful composition and excellent colour.
this shot is rich in colours and composition.Really impressive with nice contrast.
Brilliant presentation and manifestation of a real good skill.


hello way!
An amazing and fine bird with fantastic colours!
sharp and well composed
nice to see!

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-09-10 4:59]

Hi Way

Lovely photo of the Barbet, sharp and good background. I love this bird.
TFS Deon.

the exceptional background make it a very attractive photo!
best regards : Ali

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