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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon D3, Nikkor AFS600 F4G VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-03 22:26
Viewed: 1833
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
BLACK BAZA, Aviceda leuphotes
My lucky shot!!!
This is one beautiful bird I have always coveted to photograph.
Largely black with long crest, white breast band,and greyish undersideto primaries contrasting with black underwing coverts. Seen largely in broad leaved evergreen forest. Feeds mainly on small vertebrates and insects.

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Hello Smitha - First time I am watching your posting picture, after my joining here in TN. Beautiful picture of this Black Baza. I haven't seen this species here in Kolkata. Elegant pose with catching light is really attractive. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Hi Smitha!
Superb shot of this amazing bird. Beautiful combination of rust, brown, white and black in plumage. Lovely eye contact and great details. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Smihta,
This is a very nice bird with a interessting shape. The colors are excellent. Lovely bird .......

hallo Smitha
very good sharpness , nice pose
nice details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-12-04 11:06]

Hello Smitha,
One of the best photos of this bird I've ever seen. Great in all aspects.

Stunningly lovely species.
As you said:"My lucky shot!!!" VERY VERY LUCKY, INDEED!!!
Now re: your image.
Presented with a lot of taste.
Greetings from Mario in Canada.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-12-05 8:19]

Hi Smitha,
Great Capture ..
Excellent sharpness and good light to show well the patterns of the wings.
Best wishes,

Hi Smitha,
Welcome back. Your "new" (4 years old) shot is fantastic, not only the technical details and conditions, but the composition's second to none also. No need to vivisect the image, it's perfect as it is. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-12 1:44]

Hi Smitha,a magnificent capture of this black baza,the quality is absolutely fantastic,what a sharpness and what a colors,and the pose too is very very nice!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-24 2:39]

Hi Smitha,
Excellent portrait,nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.
Wish You Merry christmas.

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