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Red Munia-Bed for my children!!

Red Munia-Bed for my children!!
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 5 favs. and up - PART 2, Gems from India, GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-14 9:43
Viewed: 10712
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 106
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Hi Guys,

Do you remember that “Red Munia” posted about a week back by Sudhakar and myself!! . We were so impressed with the colors, so today our gang Satish, Sudhakar, Arun and myself ( Pawan is in Singapore so he missed it! ) went to Omkar hills with an intention of getting some good pictures ( and we got some too).

After some camouflage and waiting, this beautiful guy came and sat on this perch with a peacock feather (Yes!! Omkar hills has peacocks!!) to prepare a beautiful cozy little bed for his children!!!, then click….click….click…...

I have shot some pictures with different bird positions, which I’ll be sharing in days to come

As mentioned earlier …The Red Munia or Red Avadavat is a sparrow-sized bird of the Munia or Silverbill family and is found in South Asia. They are popular cage birds due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. Their normal habitat is open grassland and paddy fields. They breed in the monsoon season. The species name amandava and the common name of avadavat is derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat from where these birds were exported into the pet trade.
Naturalised populations exist in southern Spain and Hawaii.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Avadavat

Goutham R

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-10-14 9:54]

Hi Goutham,
Brilliant composition and details,
absolutely very well done,
great colours and framing,
Vishal Sabharwal

very sharp
very good colors
and interesting subject
good macro and background
i like it

Hi Goutham,

A very good composition, a clean BG supports the "story", excellent details both on the bird and the feather, a pretty image that deserves attention.

Well Done & TFS.

My, what a beautiful bird and an equally beautiful capture, Goutham!
The BG this time is exceptionally beautiful and the bird glistens against it like a red jewel.
POV, DOF, colours and sharpness are truly phenomenal.
A materpiece of a photograph, indeed.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-14 10:19]

Hi Goutham,

Again an excellent capture of this red munia,very well captured with excellent colors sharpness and details,very well done,



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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-10-14 10:21]

Hi Goutham

Stunning shot of the lovely Bird, the composition is really nice and I love the Birds pose with the feather in its beak, the detail is sharp and clean and the colours are beautiful.

TFS Hilary :o)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-14 10:39]

Hello Goutham
Splendid shot of this vividly colored bird! And what an amazing pose! He looks so cute carrying that feather as big as him! :))
Excellent POV and sharpness! The textures on his feathers and the details are simply great!
Also very very good is the DOF, with all of the subject(s) in full focus and a really nice blurry BG.
Truely great work!

Bravo, TFS and have a great weekend!

Hi Goutham,
This is a wonderful capture of this bird. I like this POV, those very sharp details, composition and bright colors. This is very well done! Thanks,

Simply stunning!! Those colours are unbelievable. Amazing composition too. Wonderful...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-14 11:45]

Hello Goutham,
This is a lovely capture of this munia, at aleast as good as the previous. I wanted to reduce the shadow under the bird but this spoilt the richness of the red so I didn't want to take it to the WS. So I would say that this is almost perfect.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hello Goutham,
This is a brilliant capture of this colorfull bird. Great POV and BG. Focus is right on. Congrats. TFS. Alain

Hello goutham
Very nice shot,Beautiful
colors and composition,


Hello Goutham,
marvellous colours and details, very well fitting soft contrasting background. Excellent notes.
Suberb! Thank you.
Best regards,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-14 14:12]

Hello Goutham , This shot is very nice and so complete ,well taken shot , good in pov details pose ,a beauty bird , Greetings Teunie .

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-14 14:23]

A really gorgeous bird, Goutham.
Wonderful POV, and the beautiful feather in the beak is a great bonus.
Excellent focus and exposure and composition.
TFS. : )

Striking little red riding hood(lum)! Almost too sharp.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-10-14 16:28]

What a great sighting this was - and you took full advantage of it. Beautiful shot.


Hi Goutham
Perfect shot.
Great sharpness and POV.
I like the colour composition.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-14 17:05]

Excellent capture

Great colours, amazing details and fabulous POV



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-14 17:28]

Excellent capture in action Goutham, for the composition, coloring and opportunism of the shot.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, focus, color, framing, lighting, background, notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

Amazing presentation.
Congratulations and regards... Ricardo

Namaste Goutham,
wow - that's perfect again!
I love this bird - and together with the feather - excellent, it's a wonderful moment and I enjoy looking so much, thanks and regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Goutham

Can't add any more to the comments already made. Stunning piece of photography. Congratulations!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-15 3:24]

Hi Goutham.
Excellent capture this Red Munia with beautiful colours and fine details on pretty and clean background.Very good compo and POV.Well done!!Congratulate and thank you!

Greetings Milos.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-15 6:56]

Excellente photo Goutham!

Bravo pour cette prise originale. Tout est parfait.


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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-15 12:29]

Hi Goutham,
Very nice picture. Good composition and very sharp. This bird has very beautiful colors.
Regards, Francois

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-15 12:42]

Hello Goutham,
Magnificent capture.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.Lighting,POV,vivid colors,simple BG,moment you caught and composition are wonderful.It's a masterpiece!

Salut Goutham
Très jolie la composition de ce joli
spécimen d'oiseau,les couleurs et les détails sont parfaits,ainsi que le tres beau BG.Qu'est-ce qu'il fait avec cette plume.
Bravo et au revoir....JP
Les sourire demain

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-10-16 12:36]

Woooow What beautiful capture!!!!!TFS in all aspect!!!

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-10-16 13:27]

Another great pciture from you Goutham!
This one is perfect, no need to add some more words.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-16 15:48]

Hi Goutham,
A wondeful portrait of this beautiful bird. Colors , details, pose, pov, background, details, light,... everything excellent.
TFS, José M.

Hello Goutham !
Wow, this is really a splendid picture ! Everything is perfect here : details, colors, exposure, composition, POV, DOF, pose of the bird... You caught him at an excellent moment, with this big feather in his beak. Very well done !

Hi buddy,
Yes i remember, how i could forget that shot! This is another great shot of a red munia and this one is so clooose! Great colours, details, bg, all are wonderful. i love your notes too. Besides that peacock feather is a great bonus! i'm really surprised about the omkar hills have peacocks!!! Are they wild species? i see them only in zoos, really interesting. Hope that in a time i have a chance to join your gang on Omkar hills:-)

btw, i'm starting on a new job, so i'm very busy these days. The company is established in Kuzuluk, Akyazi which is a great place with the environment. Green mountains and great places for nature photography on there! So hope that you keep your words and come to here in next spring or summer!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-18 15:42]

Hello Goutham,
What a wonderful shot of this bright red Munia!
Excellent focus and nicely captured with the big feather in his beak. Nice composition and background.
TFS, Ulla

wow, very well composed shot. the bg suits the shot very well.
the sharpness is excellent and colours are well saturated.
excellent pictures of nature

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-20 22:28]

Hello Goutham

A beautiful photo of this bird.The DOF and POV are excellent.The Details are amazing.Great job on the composition.TFS


Well you definitely got a really nice picture here. everything is spot on in the detail, POV, DOF, sharpness, composition, the lot.


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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-10-21 18:16]

Hi Goutham!
I guess having a good camera means making superb photos, very beautiful cristal clear shot, vivid funny and gentle in a way, I love it, well done neutral BG!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-11-12 12:10]

Wonderful portrait, what a beautiful colourful bird, you captured a very fine moment. Great job Reina

WOW! what a beautiful bird and an awesome photo of it! Great that you caught it with the feather..awesome close up shot with a great DOF..TFS!
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comment on my photo " The Mountain Sleeps" :o)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-02 10:15]

Hello Gotuham,
you mean you got a spectacular picture! Very sharp deatils and the colors are beautiful. Very well posed by your little friend and he brought brought his own prop. Georgeous composition with a beautiful background.

Hi Goutham
WOW,WOW,WOW Great photo,superb colours,excellent details and POV
Well done,Greetings

* Piotr *

This is absolutely stunning!
a peacock feather to add color to an already brilliantly colored cutie. very very beautiful! TFS!

great pic, TFS Ori

excellent sharp picture

The picture is almost animated. Even the fibres of the feather are clearly noticeable. The camera has seen the creases and contours of its feet more clearly than do normal eye. Thanks for sharing this!

Hi Goutham,

Superb photo.Excellent colours with fantastic lighting and sharpness.I liked very much.

Wow! Amazing shot! The tenderness depicted in the picture is awsum. Technically to me, everything seems to be perfect. Good pov, and the bright red in front of the blurry green bg looks very attractive. Sharply focussed and excellent details. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Gouthan.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-04-03 0:12]

wow! fantastic shot!
beautiful and colorful bird!
great focus, details...

very well done!

Excellent photo .
Congratulations .

Dear Gautham,
Just brilliant....that's all I would like to comment upon. An excellent shot with perfect details, colors & caption. TFS
PS: Congrats on century :)

Hi Goutham - a fantastic capture, excellent capture and also the caption. Composition is also great. TFS

Beautiful bird and more beautiful capture!


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