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Asian Paradise Flycatcher Adult Male

Asian Paradise Flycatcher Adult Male
Photo Information
Copyright: Raja Purohit (Rajapurohit) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 46] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-05 4:45
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Small,black headed rufous or white bird with extermely long central tail feather. Black crested head,broad bluish bill and blue rimmed eyes.Rufous phase is all rufous with white under parts.White phase is all white,flecked black with black wings.
Female and juvenile are as rufous phase but with short tail and crest.
Inhabits shady areas in woodland,gardens and plantations,often near water.Feeds by Fly-Catching at all levels.Nests high in tree fork.


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Hallo Raja
This is a lovely bird with details beautifully displayed, especially the long tailpiece and crest. Love the black polka dot eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
ps. I normally do not write such a short critique but today time is not on my side.

Hi Raja

Lovely capture of this Asian Paradise flycatcher.
I love the monochrome colors of this bird.
It is like the black/white of the one we have in SA.
Anyways, captured from a fine POV(point of view) with details shown very sharp and clear.

Great work and TFS
Kind Regards

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 279 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-02-05 5:02]

Hello Raja.

A very nice capture of this beautiful bird with his remarkeble long tail.
Great colors and sharpness and you have managed the composition in a carefully way.
Thank you for sharing it.

Gr. Hans

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-02-05 5:42]

Hello Raja,
What a beautiful capture of this fabulous bird! It stands out sharply against the smooth background and the colours are lovely.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-05 6:07]

Very fine capture, beautiful flycatcher with all its glory. Once I happened to see this and its treat to watch on flight with the tail feathers swinging in the air, so artistic it was like your image. tfs.

Excellent capture of this very attractive bird, Raja.
I am thrilled to know that this bird is a resident in our country.
Well done and TFS.
Also, belated welcome to TN!

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1138 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2010-02-05 6:41]

Hi Raja,

A very nice capture of this flycatcher,I posted the african relative a few days ago,not that easy to show all of these birds on one capture,but you did a great job,


hi Raja :)
Very beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.
Nice composition and colors.
TFS Tatjana

Hi Raja

Stunning capture of this most beautiful species. Superb composition and sharpness. TFS


Wonderful capture Raja, well done you were lucky enough to get this beauty in all its glory.tfs.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1235] (7561)
  • [2010-02-06 10:47]

excellent picture of this amazing bird,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-06 12:22]

This is an amazing bird, Raja.
It is beautiful beyond words.
That crest on the head, and that impossibly long tail.
A difficult subject to capture in its entirety.
Yo did it great justice with your perfect focus and exposure.
TFS. : )

striking bird and striking picture, TFS Ori

Hello Raja,
Another mind boggling shot by you. I have never seen Asian Paradise Flycatcher sitting quietly hence never ever could appreciate its details. I like the POV, sharness & excellent plumage coverage against the faded background. Well done & TFS

Hi Raja,

Factastic pic of this beautiful bird. You have captured it with a perfect POV & sharpness. The frame is too well. TFS.


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