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Tailor Bird

Tailor Bird
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-26 5:04
Viewed: 18840
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Friends, today I got relieved from my job in a school and also vacated the house provided to me by the school. On the 22nd of this month, I did the last photo shoot of some birds from the terrace of that house. One of those birds was the cute little Tailor Bird found in India. Today I am posting its first picture. Hope you like it.

The Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius, is an Old World warbler. This tailorbird is a resident breeder in tropical south Asia from Pakistan and India to south China, and Indonesia. It has also been spotted in Great Britain.

This passerine bird is typically found in open woodland, scrub and gardens. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built. The Common Tailorbird builds its nest in a shrub and lays 3–5 eggs.

These 13-cm-long warblers are brightly coloured, with bright green upperparts and whitish underparts. The crown of the head is chestnut. They have short rounded wings, a short tail, strong legs and a long decurved bill. The tail is typically held upright, like a wren's.

The sexes are identical, except that the male has long central tail feathers in the breeding season. Young birds are duller.

There are two endemic races in Sri Lanka which retain the male's long tail feathers all year.

Like most warblers, the Common Tailorbird is insectivorous. The song is a loud cheeup-cheeup-cheeup.


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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-26 5:08]

Hello Ram,
what a wonderful capture of the Taylorbird.
the colour and details are very good.

beautiful capture Ram!
good light and natural colours , great details!

hello sir,
i am here after a long break and glad to see your post, the tailor bird looks great with natural colors and good composition, i liked the pose and the way the bird is looking at the camera, good results from 70/300 lens.
well done sir,
tfs & regards

Hello Sir,
Fantastic capture!! Excellent POV & DOF, Spot on focus, good sharpness and details in the plumage and beautiful lighting and background.I have tried to capture its photo several times, but all in vain.Superb catch nd superb photography.:)
Thanks for the share,

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-12-26 5:17]

Hello Ram,

A wonderful shot of this pretty little bird. Beautiful colors, nice details and composition. Excellent focusinf, lighting and sharpness. I like the POV and OOF BG and the interesting notes. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-26 5:20]

Hello Ram,
Fantastic photo of this Tailorbird. Excellent sharpness, details and natural clear colours, also in the OOF BG. Great pose, DOF and composition. Perfect POV. Very beautiful!

Hello Ram,

Excellent photo of this small bird.
Great focus with fantastic details.
Light and definition are splendid.
Good notes.

Hi Ram,
that's a lovely bird, his eye is glittering in the sun and I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-26 5:36]

Hi Ram,
Beautiful capture.POV,harmonious colors,catchlight in eyes,details on plumage and pose of bird are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-26 5:37]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful shot of this Tailorbird.
Excellent POV, pose, DOF and colors
Perfect sharpness with fine details

Best regards Siggi

Ciao Ram, beautiful bird in splendid pose, wonderful light and colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Dear Ram Sir,
I hope you are happy by leaving this job but I do not want for a person like you to proceed on retirement mode. I wish you all the best in your future endeavor. By the way, the happiness is well reflected in this photograph with beautiful cutie pie "Tailor Bird" with excellent sharpness, eye contact, details & POV. Cheers & wish you a very happy New Year 2009.

Hello Ram,

Does the bird have it all in its look? seems he was watching you ready to depart the place which might have been close to your heart for long time.Certainly you will be missing the school, but the memories and the beautiful pictures you have captured will linger on for ever.Seasons Greeting.TFS

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-12-26 10:48]

Hello Ram,
Very nice shot of this bird, great POV and marvelous colors
Well done


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-26 10:51]

Hi Ram,

I believe this is my introduction to the Tailor Bird. He is a beautiful Warbler and you captured him perfectly. The eye is phenomenal. Beautiful colors - I love the reddish feathers on his head. Details are superb of the entire bird. Wonderful horizontal composition. I assume he is difficult to photograph as other Warblers so that makes this even more remarkable.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-26 11:37]

Hello Ram. I hope you will be happy with your move just give it time. This is a beautiful looking little bird and one i have not seen before so thanks for posting. You have taken it with fine detail and bright colours. and a twinkle in the eye.
Well done TFS.
PS i will be thinking of you over the nex few days , I hope all gets sorted out soon for you.

hello Ram
Great shot of this tailorbird, with sharp focusing on his eye. I like the soft colors And the pose of the bird
very well done

Hi Ram,

Beautiful capture of this stunning looking Tailor Bird. Something I've never seen or heard of before, the detail in the plumage is just perfect as is the POV.

Wonderful eye detail to, with excellent seperation from the OOF background, very well done, and a Happy New Year,

Regards Rick :)

Hi and Good Morning dear Ram,
A splendid capture of this beauty with wonderful details, sharpness and nice composition.
TFS. Have a nice weekend!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-27 6:20]

Ram sir, What a shot focuing the eye. Looks like in anger. Fire popping out of the eye. superb composition. Ganesh

Hi Ram

I hope you are well. Having to move house at this time of year would not be enjoyable. A great shot from that location that provided so many great shots for us to view.
Great pose and composition. Good sharpness and he stands out great on that OOF background.


Hello Ram !
This is a cute bird, he looks a bit fluffy, and I like his colors as well as his pose, here. Excellent details, beautiful composition and POV, splendid blurred BG. A pleasure for the eye, as usual. I hope everything will be well for you on your new house and new job ? Or will you retire now? Anyway, I wish you my best luck, and I congratulate you once more on this beautiful bird. Very well done !

Un gran trabajo de composición y unos colores reales del conjunto que dan mucho realismo a la imagen. Me gustan las tomas que están poco manipuladas. El ojo bien captado.
Un abrazo Ram: Josep Ignasi.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-28 13:55]

Hi Ram,
a great shot of this Tailor Bird.
Good composition.
Sharp with great detail.
Nice, warm colours.

Well done,

hello Ram!
excellent catch..i like the soft tone of colors and the vivid eye of the bird
best wishes for a happy 2009

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