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Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 8:08
Viewed: 2629
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. It feeds on fruits and small insects and they conspicuously perch on trees and their calls are a loud three or four note call. The distinctive crest and the red-vent and whiskers makes them easy to identify. They are very common in hill forests and urban gardens within its range.

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Joydeb, this is one of the most beautiful and rather rare species of Bulbuls you captured in Nepal.
It is a fantastic shot with just the right amount of exposure when I guess this bird must have landed on the Ashoka tree for a few moments. Its open beak stance is also nice and the colours on the bird are marvellous.

This is a real joy to see this lovely image of a rare bulbul.
very perfect angle, colour and clarity.
best wishes,
samiran da

Ciao Joydeb. Another great POV. Very good details and sharp. Beautiful colours MF.


hallo Joy
great sharpness and nice details
i like this composition with the beautiful colours

thanks greeting lou

Hello Joydeb Da,
Very sharp picture of this Bulbul.Very rare in our area.I saw once,but couldn't capture I single shot.
Nice colour and details.I like its majestic pose too.Valo laglo chobita dekhe.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,
Good night,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-09-10 11:06]

Hi Joy ,
superb capture of this wonderful bird,
great lighting, lovely composition,
excellent details everywhere !
Best regards !

Ciao Joy, great capture of fantastic bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-10 12:04]

Hello Joy.
Very nice picture from this Bulbul.Very good POV and bright natural colours. Razor sharp photo and a very fine background. Well done!Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-10 14:11]

Hi Joy,absolutely great this capture of this hungry bulbul,acrobatic pose and open beak for a curious moment and the best details and colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Joydeb.
哇哇 真是帥呆了 照的清晰
很漂亮的鳥 尤其他在唱歌 身上羽毛真是漂亮
頭上還有最流行的髮型 漂亮真是漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

wonderful image of bird. excellent angle and presentation. tfs.

Impressive photo Joy! Amazing bird, nice pose, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Wonderful shot - i really like these bulbul. The make a lot of noise but are great birds!
Thanks for showing it in such a great picture.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-11 6:56]

Beautiful bird and picture. I like the position of the bird and composition of the picture. Saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-11 12:04]

Hi Joydeb,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Amazing colors
and sharpness details with good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Joy

Great close-up photo of this Red-whiskered Bulbul
in its expressive pose, fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Good colours, eye highlight and sharpness. The pose is not static and show off the bird's colours very well. The green background complements well the red in the bird. Maybe the use of a slightly lower aperture (f/6 or lower) would have helped throw the background even more. What kind of lens did you use?

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