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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 5:35
Viewed: 3583
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

In colour, the Tui is a shining metallic green with bluish purple reflections on the shoulders, upper tail coverts and lower breast, the hind neck ornamented with filamentous plumes. Captain Cook while at Dusky Sound in 1773 on his second voyage, wrote thus of the Tui. “Under its throat hang two little tufts of snow–white feathers, called poies, which being the Otaheitean word for ear–rings, occasioned our giving that name to the bird; which is not more remarkable for the beauty of its plumage than the sweetness of its note. The flesh is also most delicious and was the greatest luxury the wood afforded us”.

They are the dominant honey eaters, aggressive and pugnacious, and will chase other Tuis and other birds, especially Korimako, the bellbird, from their feeding territory. They fly at great speeds, the wings whirring characteristically, the loud and noisy flying caused by a notch in the eighth primary that makes the wing tips flutter.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 8:46 a.m.
Date: 26th November 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/800
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 280mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-05 6:03]

Encore une superbe photo de cet oiseau,les couleurs sont très jolies et l'environnement est coloré bien exposéesé.

Merci Pam!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-05 6:09]

Excellent shot Pam. Well executed. Good POV, perfect DOF and very sharp focus. Exposure is good too. Compositionwise I would have place the bird and the branch it's sitting on more to the right.


Ps-I haven't been very active on TN lately as I have been putting a lot of work in building a website at www.capturedphotos.nl

Clear sharp and detailed, what more could anyone ask for Pam.

Hi Pam when I comment your photographies I say always the same words, but they are so beautiful, very composed, rich of splendid and natural colors, floods of details that I cannot say other that this. Ciao Silvio

Hi Pam
This guy looks really cool, nice pose, colours & details.

another great capture,
these are interesting birds,


hi apm,
lovely shot,
well saturated colours,
fine pov, nice dof,
well composed shot,
sharpness is excellent,
framed nicely,
well done
tfs & regards

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-05 10:17]

Hello Pam,
Very nice capture.POV,BG,colors,pose of bird,details and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-12-05 11:06]

Hi Pam,
What a very nice capture of this Tui, the total composition is very good.
Also te lightning BG and POV.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-05 12:22]

Hello Pam,
Excellent shot.
Lovely detail and colours,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Hola Pam,
Bonita toma de gran calidad, buena iluminación y excelente nitidez. Saludos

Hi Pam,
Like the metallic colors here...
Overall very well done as usual!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-12-05 13:47]

A Beautifull Bird pam , great shot good compositie colours pov light ,beauty bg ,Greetings teunie .

Hello Pam
another excellent picture. Great sharpness, colours and POV too. As usual you posting an excellent note. Thank you my friend for this excellent presentation.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-05 16:13]

Buena captura bellos colores y original pose, no conocía este original pájaro... saludos Pam

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-05 16:30]

Hi Pam,
Lovely bird and perch. I like compostion, colors and background too.
TFS, José M.

Well, here is another A+ photo. Nice work! I love the colors, the sharpness and that intersting background.

Evelynn : )

Hello Pam
Another great bird composition.
Great shot, great details.
Love the colors and the POV and BG are superb.
Regards and TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-06 2:22]

I like the composition of this shot, Pam.
The POV is great, showing those curly feathers on his neck.
That tui is a really handsome bird.
TFS. : )

Hello Pam,
This is an other great capture! This POV, details, lightning, colors and composition are just great as usual. I enjoyed reading your note about it. I like this beautiful BG too. Thanks,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-06 21:27]

Hi Pam,
great shot of this bird, the POV and the light is excellent. There is a lot of great details and wonderful metallic colors in the plumage. Great BG colors and lovely framming.

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