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Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
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 (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 2:42
Viewed: 4436
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

This was taken in Penang, Malaysia earlier in the year.
This is an adult coming back to the nest (hole in the tree) to feed the fledglings. The male has a territorial call "tonk, tonk, tonk" as if someone was coppertooling. They average around 18cm in size and are colourful as can be seen here.

1D MkIII + EF600mm + 1.4II ext
1/100s f/9.0 EV -1/3 iso320 Fill flash -2

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Hi Phil

Great shot of this beautiful barbet. That's a massive lens you've got.
Excellent sharpness
Great composition
Good POV


Hi Phil

Fantastic shot of a beautiful bird - excellent colour and detail and well focused on the eye. TFS


nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-10 10:59]

Hello Phil,
Fantastic photo in wonderful clear colours and sharpness. Great POV, eye-contact and composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-02-24 21:17]

What a great pose on this one.
And the colors are just out of this world.
Super sharp details that are perfectly exposed.
TFS. : )

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