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Java Rice Finch

Java Rice Finch
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rare Creatures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 19:24
Viewed: 11434
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Java Rice Finch (Padda oryzivora), also called Java Sparrow is 17cm in length. The adult is grey upperparts and breast, pink belly, white-cheeked black head and thick red bill.

The Java Rice Finch originates from Southern Asia, where it can be found Java and Bali. Here they are regarded as a serious agricultural pest in rice field.

Due to ongoing habitat lost, trapping and hunted in some areas for the cage bird trade and food, the Java Rice Finch is now uncommon in its native range. It is evaluated as vulnerable on the IUCN red list of threatened species.

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Hello Chi Liu
Great picture,excellent colours,details and well captured,I like it very much
Good job,regards,

* Piotr *

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-18 19:41]

Exquisite, Chi Liu.
This Java Rice Finch has beautiful subtle colors on the body, and great contrasting colors on the head. I like the white cheeks against the black head, and the bright red eye rim and beak.
A great POV, as the bird seems to put on a prim and proper pose for you. : )
Details are very sharp and well exposed, and brought out perfectly by the dark and uniform BG.
TFS. : )

Nice work, good detail and pose.


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2006-12-18 21:25]

Hi Chi, another very sharp shot from you. This is well composed. It must have been a difficult shot with the black head against the black background, but it looks very good. The colour and detail are great.

Thanks, John

Unusual bird, beautiful pastel colour,nicely captured...

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-12-18 23:09]

Lovely shot,nice details&compo..POV is very good...TFS!!!

Hello Chi,
This is very neat photo with lovely bird Finch.
Outstanding details and POV, Well focused on bird against black BG, as mentioned.
Well done and TFS,

very nice, I would sharpen a little more. TFS Ori

Hi Chi

Every time I visit the petshop I look at these attractive Java Sparrow. I love their sllek plumage and great colours. You show this really well. Nice POV, very good exposure and good quality. :-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-19 2:13]

Fantastic shot Chi Liu,
very nice capture with a superb composition
Superb detail, and excellent bright colours. Very sharp and clear.
Thanks for posting

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-19 3:43]

Hello Chi,
Wonderful capture.Clear eyes are amazing.I liked POV,pose of bird,dark BG,lighting,framing and composition a lot.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-19 4:45]

Hello Chiliu,
Dreadful to hear that this bird is being hunted as a pest. It is very sad to have to keep birds (and other animals)in captivity but if we didn't I suppose many species would be totally eradicated from this earth. Anyway, your capture is excellent, very sharp and the colours are very striking against the black background. Nice composition too.
TFS, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-19 5:14]

Hi Chi

What a beautiful capture you have here!
the POV is excellent and the contrast between your subject and teh dark BG is fantastic.
Also teh sharpness is, as always, impeccable, the colors are charming (especially that cute beak) and the pose - with the head a bit tilt in a side - is gorgeous.
Very well composed, too. Great work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-19 9:39]

Hi Chi.
Next your fascinating model. I like everything at your perfect shot: pose of this cute bird, its colour and details, captured scene and composition, amazing lighting and dark BG. BRAVO and TFS of this wonderful picture.

Hi Chiliu,
Great DOF and sharpness. I like the compilation of subject and the BG too.

Hello Chi
Great shot of this finch

Great composition, colors and details.
Love the position of the bird in the branch, the POV and the BG.

Wishing a Happy Holiday Season and a Bright and Healthy New Year for You and your family.

Thank You for everything on this one



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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-19 12:22]

Una de las aves que más quiero por haber tenido una pareja cuando era pequeño Chi Lui.
En Argentina, es una mascota muy popular y su reproducción muy difundida.
Excelente retrato con bellos y suaves tonos, foco exacto y composición perfecta, por el impecable fondo e iluminación.
Un cordial saludo y mis mejores deseos... Ricardo

One of the birds that more I love to have had a couple when I was child Chi Lui.
In Argentina, it is a very popular mascot and their very diffused reproduction.
Excellent portrait with beautiful and soft tones, exact focus and perfect composition, for the impeccable bottom and illumination.
A cordial greeting and my best wishes... Ricardo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-12-19 22:30]

Hola Chi.- Una hermosa postal la que hoy nos presentas aqui. Gran colorido y nitidez. Saludos Luis52

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-20 12:07]

Hello Chi,

Very nice picture of a sadly endangered species... Colors are so soft and natural!!! Exposition is perfectly mastered and you got a great pov to achieve this picture... The dark bg enhances well the bird... Good picture and TFS,


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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2006-12-20 19:13]

Hi Chi. What a wonderfully clear capture. The details are amazing. I dream about a time when i can get this sort of clarity. Murray.

Hi Chi,
WOW! That is a superb shot my friend. A flawless exposure has brought out all the beautiful colors and nice detail. Perfect composition and framing. Excellent camera work.
Gotta revisit for pts.
Happy Holidays,

Hi Chi ,
excellent focus.
nice color anf very good sharpness.
it is lovely.
thanks for sharing


Hi Chi,
Good image.
Great compo.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-01 1:21]

Hi Chi

This looks like a very fashion conscious bird. The matching pink-red legs, the rimmed eyes, and the finch-like beak against the harmonising mauve, grey, black, and white plumage on the body, head, and in the face. A wonderful mix of colours.

A beautiful display of a very lovely bird. Your composition is great with the branch leading into the frame. Excellent details shown from the appropriate DOF, the dark BG compliments the bird very well, and you managed the exposure superbly by even showing the black head against the black BG.

Very well done and TFS.

PS. May 2007 bring all the joy & happiness, good health & strength, and prosperity & fortune to you and your loved ones.

Very nice portrait of this Javan finch the colors are absolutley amazing Chi, very well done. :)

Hello Chi,
very pretty to see this nobly coloured finch emerge from out of the dark. I like the simple composition and the very fine and smoothly shadowed hues of grey and red. A very nicely composed image.
Well, and congratulations to your posting #100!
You have contributed an unmistakable, impressive collection of Chi Liu's Fine Art of Nature Photography here on TN, and by the way you made an incredible average of almost 60 points each.
Thank you! And please continue to show us your outstanding works.
With best regards,

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