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Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet
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Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-22 22:10
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This image of the Coppersmith Barbet was shot inside the Dandeli Timber Depot. It was breakfast time for the birds & several species were out on the fig tree gorging on the ripe figs.

The coppersmith barbet, crimson-breasted barbet or coppersmith (Psilopogon haemacephalus), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged termites.


This species of barbet is found to overlap in range with several larger barbets in most of South Asia. In the Western Ghats, it partly overlaps with the Malabar barbet which is of a very similar size but having a more rapid call. The red forehead, yellow eye-ring and throat patch with streaked underside and green upperparts, it is fairly distinctive. Juveniles are duller and lack the red patches. The sexes are alike. The Sri Lankan form has more black on the face, more red on the breast and darker streaks on the underside.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-23 4:06]

Hello Satirtha,
Wonderful photo of this colourful barbet in splendid clear colours and good sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2017-12-23 9:10]

Hi Satirtha,
Great capture !!
Excellent clarity, sharpness and focus.
Best wishes,

Gem of a picture, Satirtha!
Flawless capture in the ambient light with incredible details and natural colour tones.
This goes into my favs right away!
Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-12-24 4:47]

Hi Satirtha,the best light to take this lovely friend in the best way The colors of plumage are fantastic and the composition too,impressive sharpness too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Satirtha,
Absolutely gorgeous photo, probably your best one so far. Very effective composition, great exposure, nice sunny colors and just the optimal depth of field. Incredible shot! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Satirtha, great capture of lovely bird imn nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus, fine details, splendid sharpness and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new year, ciao Silvio

great portrait, TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-12-27 6:53]

Hello Satirtha,
What a beautifully marked bird, you have done a fine job of photographing it. The detail is excellent and the colors are well saturated yet natural in appearance. Well done!!

Hi Satirtha,

The leaves and the fruits are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Coppersmith Barbet. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. The sharpness is excellent. Have a nice day.


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