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1st Whipbird

1st Whipbird
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 400 5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Welcomers on TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 5:51
Viewed: 3800
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
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Eastern Whipbird Psophodes olivaceus
I checked the bird photos that I took in the last 3 and half years and the total number of species is 322. I can easily say that this bird is the most shy and the most difficult bird to take a good enough photo. I know, this picture is not good enough with crowded bg and branches but this is the best shot that I could take in whole 1 year in Australia. And I think this is the first upload on Treknature.
I'd like to thank to Richard Cridland (rcick) for his kind invitation.

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Hi Faith,

Nice bird, good depth. I wish a little more light to sharp highlights the black parts. I guess it was shot at dawn or dusk.



Hi Faith

You have indeed done very well. I've only got twp shots of this species in 30 years!!! A very shy species that sticks to the undergrowth.
Good sharpness
Good composition
Great DOF and POV
Great background


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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-07-12 13:16]

try to remove the white vertical branch of the bird body using clone tool.

Hi Fatih
Well done to get this shot. It is great to see birds in their natural habitat, especially when they are so hard to capture with your camera. I too have some not so great shots but they all gave my joy when I managed to capture a new bird. TFS...this one is great!

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