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Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebird
Photo Information
Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 18:01
Viewed: 1958
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) is one of only 2 Wattlebirds in the South West of Western Australia, also inhabiting the south-east coast and Tasmania. It is as agressive to smaller bird species as its larger cousin, the Red Wattlebird, but rarer and lacks the 'wattle' a piece of coloured flesh on the cheek. The sub-species here is 'lunata', characterised by white streaks on the sides of the throat.
This bird was very wary, trying to get some nectar from a large Agave americana in full bloom. You can see the flowers buds at the back of the bird. Not an easy shot with a hand-held Sigma 150-500mm weighing a tonne!

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To tuslaw: LIttle WattelbirdOPYphoto 1 12-31 02:37
To falke: Little WattlebirdOPYphoto 1 12-28 18:07
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Hello Odile
Very interesting bird. You captured this Little Wattlebird with great clarity and perfect colour.
Light and BG is also superb.
Best wishes,

Hello Odile
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
第一次見到 這樣花紋美麗的鳥很新奇
光線亮麗 姿態特殊
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-26 18:51]
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Hello Odile,
A fantastic shot, especially considering you were using a shutter speed of 1/100 and the camera was hand held. An attractive specimen showing very good detail and beautiful colors. I like the intense look it has on it's face. Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-27 2:19]

Hi Odile,a very rare guest of TN in a beautiful post,i like the curious and funny pose,impressive quality of details and colors despite the difficult location and light too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo odile
great composition of this bird with the tree
the colours and light are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2013-12-27 8:36]
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Wow, this is a great photo. Very interesting species that you have managed to capture so well. Is it common?

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-12-27 11:36]

Hi Odile
great comp
perfect sharpness
nice species

WOW great TIMING! and what a cool looking bird! LOVE THIS and a Trek perfect capture. Love the bokeh and just adore this

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