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Verditer Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 5:22
Viewed: 6070
Points: 20
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Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias Thalassina)
This specie is found in both the highlands and lowlands. The male shown here has black lores and is darker in blue than the female.

I have found when taking photographs of this bird even the slightest amount of fill flash makes the blue an incorrect colour due to the sheen on it. This picture was captured under ambient canopy lighting.

1D Mk3 + 600mm + 1.4II ext 1/100s f/9 ISO400 EV -2/3

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hi Phil
this is an excellent portrait of the bird!!
great composition great light and superb catchlight in the eye!!
i really wonder how could you get such a sharp focussed image in dim light!
i think tripod has helped you a lot!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-18 6:31]

Hello Phil,
Not a daily-one photo here on TN. This special bird has splendid blue colours and you photographed it very well. Very good composition. The details in the plumage are excellent. The best photo of this Flycatcher I've seen so far.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-02-18 7:36]

Hi Phil,
Nice shot of this flycathcher, beautifull colour and bright and sharp.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-02-18 8:15]

Hi Phil,

This is a very nice photo. I like the light you cought in your picture and the clear image of the bird. Color of the bird is astonishing.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-18 8:36]

Hi Phil,

A nice composition with great colors and details,however I think I would have cloned out the branch on the right top side,tfs


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-02-18 8:47]

Hi Phil,

A beautiful picture of this wonderful Flycatcher. The blues are amazing. A marvelous pose as the bird seems to be showing off for you. Fine details of the face and plummage. A superb background and a lovely composition on the diagonal branch.


I love the color on this bird and the position.The sharpness is good and the colors too. On the nit side i think there's a little noise.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-02-18 10:26]

Hi Phil,

I have never seen this flycatcher before. The blue is rteally striking. I guess the distance between you and the bird was quite big. Nevertheless great shot.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-18 12:36]

Hola Phil,
hermosa captura y precioso pájaro,
color maravilloso,

Hi Phil,
Very beautifully captured, amazing light...

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