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Curious Case

Curious Case
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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-x, Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED, Promaster HGX Protection 58mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-10 0:01
Viewed: 3794
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I was wary of the unknown passerine (the search have to be made for ID) in front of my lens - it appeared a little curious of unknown behaviour of a human, who has shifted gaze from firmament to the turf.

With some foraging into the net - I think I have found out the species. Probably, a Daurian Redstart.

I leave it upto the experts for confirmation/correction

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good angle. nice lighting and framing. tfs.

very nice close up, fine photo performance!
regards Subhayan

Hi Subhayan
looks like female Daurian Redstart, but better wait for Cuckooroller for confermation, never been in Soth Korea


Good POV, DOF, BG and detail of the subject.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-10 9:33]

A very nice capture,the little passerine seems really curious looking at you...ehehe...excellent and original pic whit excellents sharpness and colors and a perfect light balance too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Hello Subhayan

The fine POV you choose it is giving that
beautiful eye-contact of the bird, with a
beautiful catch-light that always enhance the photo,



Ciao Subhayan, great capture of lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Subhayan,
fine capture of this bird with good sharpness and a nice eye contact. I also like the splendid light and the natural colours.
Best wishes,

Hello Subhayan
Interesting bird and nice photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness!

a nice one, Subhayan. yes, it is a Daurian Redstart. after returning from this recent trip, am gradually falling in love with Redstarts. i already have one White-capped Water Redstart [from Suntaleykhola] in my gallery, seen some others this time too.
your this photograph is almost flawless, except... can't be sure about its colour of chest/ belly. orange? then it's a male. grey? then female. it looks saffron here :)
but i think, it's a female. ummn... quite sure. males are brighter.

good catch-light and very good sharpness. curious, indeed :)
lovely bird.


Hello Subhayan.
Beautiful capture of this bird from dorsal pov. Lovely details and colors with excellent control of DoF. The head turn is fabulous in nice framing.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Bonjour Subhayan,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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