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Balancing act !!

Balancing act !!
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Copyright: Sharma BC (sharmabc) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 39] (527)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 7:32
Viewed: 3633
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi, is an Old World babbler found in South Asia. The scientific name commemorates Major-General Sir John Malcolm, who collected the specimen described by Sykes. The species is locally common and is found in small vociferous groups. They are easily identified both by their appearance and call. They have diistinctive white outer tail feathers on a long tail. They are also among the largest babblers in the region.

The species is found in small flocks which keep in contact with loud nasal calls. They are mostly seen in open scrub country. They breed throughout the year.[1] They have adapted to life in some cities such as Pune and Ahmedabad. In other cities such as Bangalore, they are seen only on the outskirts of the expanding urban zone.

Their nests are parasitized by the Pied Crested Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus).

Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Grey_Babbler

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Hello Sharma,
Very good indeed.
Do love these amazing wings.
Great sharpness where it should be and vice versa.
Well done

Hi Sharma, excellent and neat image, very good detail and color. TFS. Carme.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-07 8:01]

Hi Sharma,

This bird looks like a pale crow! Very good picture, I like the movement of the wings. You captured it at the right moment, very sharply. The bakcground is soft and the same colour of the bird. TFS!


Wonderful capture Sharma!
A lovely sharp image with perfect exposure.
Nicely composed with good colour.
Very good work indded!
well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-07 8:23]

Hello Sharma,
This a fine capture of a juvenile Large Grey Babbler, taken at a good moment.
Excellent technical qualities in this shot, including fine sharpness and bokeh BG and great composition.
Well done and TFS!
Regards, Ivan


Beautiful image of this in flight bird,
Great colors and attention to detail,


Hi Sharma,
Fine capture of this Babbler!
Wonderfully sharp, fine color, light, POV and pleasing BG.
Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-07 9:37]

Hello Sharma,
Very well-timed and excellent capture of the
Grey Babbler. Impressive sharpness and a beautiful grey colour. You've frozen the wings very nicely showing them very clearly. I like the beautiful mottled background too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-07 10:19]

Hello Sharma,
Beautiful action photo of this Babbler. Great details, sharpness and good clear colours. Good composition, BG and POV.

Nice shot of this in flight bird with good details.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-07 13:39]

Hello Sharma,
Great shot! Very sharp and well exposed
nice composition and colors
Regards, Dejan

hi sharma!
congrat to this exellent
and beautiful picture!
good work!

hello Sharma

excellent shot, the camera clicked at a very good moment
when the wings are open at that way (in the image) i like it,
and i like too, the blur on the foot that shows the motion




Excellent shot. Exposure is spot on and sharpness also. Great bg and I love the eye! TFS

Sharmaji, Wonderfully composed. Great BG, details and colours.

Well done,

Warm regards,


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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2007-11-21 23:35]

Hello Mr.Sharma,

Nice action pic. Wing details are great. Cozy composition. BG colour and pattern are interesting. Well done.


Dear Sharma, I was going thru your collection and catching up as I have not been active on TN for sometime now... This one is a great shot. I like the composition and the nice moment captured very well. Fantastic details and well done. TFS.
with best regards.vab.

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