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Spoted Padalote

Spoted Padalote
Photo Information
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: 2009-09-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400, Matin 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of NOTOGEA (Australian) Region, Dainty birds 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-20 1:21
Viewed: 3884
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I posted the female Spotted Pardalote and promised the male next time. So this is the male. The main difference is the yellow throat. They also have a bright red rump, which unfortunately you canít see.

For more information on the Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), see yesterdays post here.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-20 12:15]

Hi Chris,
A splendid macro! Beautiful colors, warm and clear. Fantastic details.
Best regards,

Lovely little bird!
Great colors, wonderful details.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-10-20 12:33]

Another great shot of the male of this unusual bird.
Excellent composition.
Nice pose.
Great colours.

Well done,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-20 22:53]

Hello Chris,
I thought the one of the female was great, but this beats it for the colours, lighting and sharpness. The pose and neutral Bg are great too, all of which contribute to a great portrait of the male Spotted Pardelote.
Thanks for this delight,

Hi Chris,

What a beauty:) very cute one! Its facial expression too:)
TFS this beauty and also thanks for your words which you wrote to my 500th posting on here.
Have a nice day mate!


Ciao Chris, lovely bird in nice pose, splendid colors and beautiful blurry BG, wonderful details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-10-21 6:13]

Hi Chris
Excellent capture of that unknow species for me.Good POV and nice pose.Also very nice colors and plumage detail.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-21 7:58]

Hello Chris,
Very nice to see the male too! He looks really lovely with the bright yellow bib! A beautiful capture too showing it nicely in profile with great details and beautiful colours!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Hello Chris,
a wonderful picture of this cute colourful bird, good sharpness and splendid colours,
excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-22 4:24]

hello Chris,
I like this shot very much for the fine way you show this cute and beautiful Spotted Pardalote, a bird I didn't know until now. Too cute the way it looks! May be the background is a little bit noisy, but probably no way to do it differentely.
Thanks and kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-25 6:39]

Hello Chris,
Indeed, this male is very beautiful. Splendid colours and excellent sharp details. Great pose, composition and POV.

Hallo Chris
What a wonderful photo. How beautiful is this petite Spotted Pardalote and how perfectly you captured it. The colourful and bright details are truly impressive and the shades of colours and patterns of his plumage are outstanding. The framing and composition are delightful. To me the fine white dots on the head is a big attraction. Thank you very much for sharing.

Good macro of this verry preety little bird.Well done.Best regards.Alin.

hello Chris
this tiny passerine bird is amazing beautiful, with lovely face and colorful plumage. you greatly capture it, with sharp focus, perfect eyes contact and great composition. coloration splendid. thanks for sharing this beauty. best wishes

Hi Chris,
me again, how I like these australian birds. A very fine picture of this little pardalote - not easy to catch.

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