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Western Spinebill - Male

Western Spinebill - Male
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: 2015-09-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-13 20:36
Viewed: 1716
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
And now for the male Western Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus superciliosus). Dasher than the female (found at http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Oceania/photo304020.htm). I think they have a nest nearby.

I believe this species is a first for TrekNature.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-13 20:58]

Hello Odile,
Your male is even more colorful then the female and has posed so nicely for you. Very attractive markings and fine looking body features. I especially like it's long curved bill and black face mask. The rufous patches on it's throat and nap contrasts nicely with the white and black markings on it's head. That bright red eye catches your attention immediately. You were fortunate to have it pose beside the red blooms which is a big bonus and adds much to the overall beauty of the image. Great shot!!

A very colorful bird Odile , very nice picture.
Well done.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-14 2:03]

Hello Odile,
Nice to see the birds from Australia. Not frequently seen here on TN.
Beautiful photo, a bit small, but in splendid natural colours and good sharpness. Excellent timing with this eye contact.

Despite small size, the picture of this exotic bird is extremely attractive, Odile.
Your perspective is so good we get to see all the features of this male of the species.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-09-14 11:03]

Hi Odile

Very interesting post, excellent composition, excellent clarity and details, very beautiful natural colors, nice POV.



Hello Odile,
Nice bird from Australia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-15 9:19]

Hi Odile,some problem in the resizing process,the pic is a bit small but very very good.A great and rich composition with this beauiful spinebill inside,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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