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Fire-Tufted Barbet

Fire-Tufted Barbet
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Copyright: Redzlan A Rahman (Tabib) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-19 19:13
Viewed: 4307
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fire-tufted Barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus)

For the past three weeks I have been targeting this bird.
It is well known to frequently feeding at bird feeder in front of Shahzan Hotel at Fraser's Hill, like this 1 and 2.

For my third attempted I arrived at 7.15am and seen it very clearly at that feeder, but it flew away when I pointed my camera. Waited for nearly one hour but the bird failed to turn up again.

Then on 15 November I went up the hill again. Still no luck at that bird feeder, but I got the very clear view of one bird not far from Hemmant Trail.

Not the best picture - not happy with backlighting and my flash failed to fire. The point of view is not good - not at eye level. But I'm very happy to photographed this after four attempted. I posted it here as nobody posted this species at this site before. (forgive me if I missed it).
For more pictures have a look at my Blog

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Hallo Rezlan
Well done for capturing this Barbet after a 3 week period of trying. It is a pity that the backlight is as harsh, as many of the beautiful features are not seen in detail as it should have. In spite of all the negative points you have pointed out in your note, it still remains a beautiful bird with some exciting colours, especially the yellow and white in the neckline and the 2 coloured beak. Thanks for still sharing it after all your attempts. This is once again to proof that photography is not always easy as there are many difficulties to overcome to present the ideal shot at the end. Best regards.

Hello Redzlan! Nice shot, very nice light and colours, good contrast and sharpness, very interesting note. Well done!

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