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Scally Breasted Munia

Scally Breasted Munia
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Copyright: Neloy Banerjee (bneloy) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 33] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-28 11:07
Viewed: 4951
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are one of my favourite birds - Cute and colorful. Monsoon is their breeding time and one can see lots of activity of these cuties this time. They roam in group and feed from seeds, small insects etc. Last weekend when i went to Thubarahalli Lake, Bangalore I found a group of them. I waited 2 hours to get some decent shots.

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Hello Neloy,
Nicely done with beautiful natural lighting. The Scally Breasted Munia is a beautiful bird indeed. You achieved a very effective posture. Plus there's also the blurred background, the point of view,...
Well done

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-28 12:28]

Hello Neloy,
An excellent sharp capture of the Scaly-breasted Munia with excellent sharpness and colours and from a great POV. The BG is great too, being suitably neutral but maybe a little too much of it above the bird in this composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-28 12:44]

Hi Neloy. I can see why you like this bird so much , its beautiful and one i have never seen so thanks for posting. What unusual markings it has which you have taken so well . with good detail and warm colours. a nice pose on the twig against the BG. well done TFS.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-28 12:54]

Merhaba Neloy,
Bu ne muhteşem bir kuş fotosu! Renkler , desenler, artalan ve kuştaki tüm ayrıntılar harikulade olmuş. Son zamanlarda gördüğüm en güzel kuş fotolarından biri bu. Çok başarılı bir çalışma. Eline sağlık.

Hi Neloy,

yet another classic shot, good compo,BG,POV, also like the mood in the picture. TFS.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-29 1:16]

Hello neloy, So cute and so beautiful. Excellent shot and sharp focus. Great frame and good composition. Ganesh

hi neloy,
perfect catch of this cute munia, good composition, great many details on the bird and i love the bg. thubarahalli lake looks familiar to me, is it near marathahalli. tfs.


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-07-29 7:31]

now you begin to show us this lens truly potential

Hi Neloy

Yes they are a smartly plumaged little bird, always very busy and active in the wetland edge. Great shot. Excellent sharpness, great composition, Good POV and DOF, great background.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-09 6:18]

Hello Neloy,
I've missed this one this summer. Excellent photo in superb sharpness and very beautiful colours. Great composition, OOF BG and POV. Very nice pose looking in the camera.

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