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Sultan Tit

Sultan Tit
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-24 20:08
Viewed: 9461
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sultan Tit - Melanochlora sultanea

This is a relative shy noisy bird that generally stay well clear of people except on this day! Not a very common bird and is rather difficult to photograph as it is quite skittish.

It averages 20 - 21 cm in length and found mainly in the higher altitudes (well in Peninsula Malaysia I have only seen these below 1200m)

5D Mk2 + EF600mm + 1.4II ext 1/30s f/8.0 ISO800 EV + 1 1/3 Fill Flash -2

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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 21:05]

Wow, Phil... I have never seen this bird before.
Love that yellow crest and bright eye.
Striking color contrast of the black and yellow.
Very handsome pose at that.
TFS. : )

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-24 22:22]

Hi Phil,

A nice and colorfull capture,you were lucky that you could approach this shy bird that close,the bird has a nice attractive pose,only pity that the branch in the FG was a bit in the way,but this happens in birdphotography,btw in your intro I read I am not the only master mariner on TN who is in nature photography,nice to know,


Good exposure, Proper sharpness.very good POV.

Anil Pinto

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-25 0:28]

Merhaba Phil,
Bu harika renkleri olan yakışıklı kuşun sevimli bir karesini sunmuşsun. Detaylar ve kompozisyon mükemmel. Tebrikler.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-25 1:56]

Hello Phil
Wonderful capture with great details and wonderful colors.

amazing bird, TFS Ori

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-25 10:16]

Hello Phil,
The best photo of this Sultan Tit I've seen so far. The sharp details in the bird are excellent, even in the difficult black part. Great pose, POV and beautiful clear colours. Pleasant composition.

Phil merhaba,hakikaten bir sultan kadar süslü.Sarı tacı harika.Renkler ve netlik çok güzel,ellerine sağlık :)

Hello phil,

Yellow and black great of date. superb capture. TFS, regards

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2009-03-18 1:48]

Hi Phill!
Perfect bird photography except for the tail.
How lucky you got 'tit of sultan' captured digitally!. ;)
I and a group of Bird Photographer from Singapore and Penang went to Bukit Tinggi last weekend, but fail to photography this. Heard it very high up, but not respond call. Lucky that we got the "Japan bird" there.

Best regards,

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