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Striated Pardalote 2

Striated Pardalote 2
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO 800, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-18 3:31
Viewed: 3974
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my previous post I showed you the black-headed race of the Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus melanocephalus ( here)
), this one is the eastern race of the Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus ornatus) and you can clearly see the streaking on the crown and face. This race is a migrant, moving north into subtropical Queensland during winter, then back to south-eastern Australia for the summer. During winter they overlap the range of three other races (there are five distinct races), including the black-headed form. And this one was captured in the same place as my previous post, though we didnít realise they were tow different races until looking at the shots on the computer. For more general information on this species, please see my previous post.
Noise reduction and sharpening conducted in NeatImage.

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Hi Chris,

Nice detail and colours with good composition. The background is nicely out of focus with a complementing colour.


Hi Chris,
Excellent capture of this Striated Pardalote with good pose and composition, sharp details and nicely blurred BG.

Hi Chris, an another superb shot of a Striated Pardalote with excellent DOF and POV. Great OFF BG too.
TFS and cheers from TRNC,

Hi Chris
What a good looking and colrful little bird you have here! BG work well with bird, maybe you can crop little bit from top for better composition.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2008-08-18 8:17]

Hi Chris,
another interesting view and species of bird. Good shot and informations about striated pardalote. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

Chris, it is a marvellous capture of this cute bird. I like that two colour patch above the eye of the bird. Its plumage, overall, is very pretty to look at.
The smooth BG suits the subject very well.
And thanks for a precise and informative note too.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-08-18 23:33]

Hi Chris!

I bet this bird is very fast and hard to capture :-) Nice catch, main subject is slightly blurred but still looks good. Colorfull and in interesting pose. Blurred BG and twigs are not bad, they're well composed with Striated Pardalote.

Ciao Chris,
bellissima cattura, molto bella la composizione con l'ambientazione fra i rami e l'ottimo OOF BG che esalta il primo piano, buona nitidezza, splendidi i colori.
TFS. Maurizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-19 6:46]

Hello Chris,
The characteristics of this race of the Striated Pardelote are well seen here from this side POV in an excellent composition among the bare twigs.
Cheers, Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-19 8:44]

Hello Chris, a nice posture and a very good note. Well composed. Ganesh

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-08-21 4:40]

Hi Chris

Interesting you managed to capture 2 similarly looking yet different species of the same genus in such close proximity to one another. These are lovely little birds. I suspect this was probably near to the maximum limit of your 300mm lens although the details still came out quite sufficient to see all the markings and features.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Chris,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful looking bird. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-27 20:20]

Hello Chris! Very nice bird and a great photo! The details are very good and the background is smooth and warm, welll done, thanks!


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