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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: 2006-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Winter Holiday Campervan Trip 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-09-11 5:07
Viewed: 4367
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Silvereye is a small olive-green bird with an obvious ring of white feathers around the eye. It is 11-13 cm in length and 8.5-10 g in weight and gives a variety of high-pitched calls – the contact call is a thin ‘psee’.

Silvereyes eat small insects throughout the year, taking them from the ground, leaves, flowers, on and under bark and in the air. They also eat fruits including those from Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum, figs Ficus spp., saltbush Rhagodia spp., Atriplex sp., Grapes Vitis vinifera, and other soft fruits. Nectar is a favoured food of Silvereyes and research has shown that the birds prefer nectar to grapes.

Silvereyes damage grapes and other soft fruits when their natural food supplies are scarce. This usually occurs during summer when the birds migrate to vineyards and orchards. When Marri Corymbia calophylla trees produce large amounts of nectar in summer, damage to fruit is usually minimal.

The nest of the Silvereye is a small cup made of grass and spider webs, suspended from the branch of a shrub or tree. Between September and January (peak in November), 2-4 eggs are laid and the eggs are incubated by both parents for 10-13 days. The young leave the nest about 12 days after hatching.

Some breeding pairs can produce up to four broods of young in one breeding season and in good seasons, local populations can double during this time. The number of young birds in the population is highest in January.

The above obtained from http://www.naturebase.net


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 11:24 a.m.
Date: 20th July 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/100
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 100
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

Nemeth, Juyona, wallhalla15, elefantino, SelenE, scottevers7, marhowie, Argus, vanderschelden, kedavis, Hil, dew77, jeanpaul, aido, Grzegorka has marked this note useful
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-11 5:24]

Hola Pam,
Este disparo es magnífico, encuadre, nitidez, excelente bG, y presentación, una obra muy bien trabajada, TFS. Saludos

Great photo. I like this simply composition.
Frame ... well :/ but the bird is great :)
Regards and TFS

This is a beautiful bird. Excellent framing, POV and sharpness. Great colours, details, composition and excellent note. Thank you Pam.

Hello my friend, nice little bird here!
Pose, compo and colors are great!
Good info notes.


Beatifull little bird!
Good composition, also like you`re frame

TFS Greetz Kristy

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-09-11 5:48]
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Hello Pam,
A beautiful bird. Great photo with very good composition, sharpness, colors, focus, POV and DOF.TFS.

ho super pam
il est vraiment beau ce cliché,couleurs details netteté POV et BG tout est là.

Hi Pam,
I love this little fellow, he is so nice! You caught him in a very interesting pose with amazing details and a very nice composition. This is really well done. TFS,

Hi Pam,
That is a superb shot! Flawless composition and framing witha great pose. The exposure is perfect. Colors and detail are amazing. The OOF backround really shows this Silvereye well. AWESOME!

Hi Pam,
Nice shot..
Very good detail, color, exposure, POV, framing, and a cool pose. I really hate to sound like I'm harping :)
and I'm not making any friends :(
but I probably would not have shot this at ISO 100.
Well done & TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-11 9:58]

Lovely colours, background and pose, Pam. Another super shot of this attractive little bird.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Pam,Great bird shot!Everyting is perfect...TFS.Hilmi

You call yourself an amateur photographer in your intro??
In my opinion is this more than advanced.

Hi Pam
This is a beautiful little bird. And what an unusual color. The detail is so sharp. Framing is excellent. Wish I could make feathers so clear.

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-09-11 11:34]

Hi Pam,
Beautiful, beautiful shot. The simplicity of the composition makes it even more attractive. Techniocally superb capture

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-09-11 12:02]

Ciao Pam,
bellissima foto, bella la composizione e colori deliziosi, bravo!


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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-11 14:23]

Hi Pam

What a charming little bird and I think just as nice a your Tomtits, the pose is just perfect and the composition is lovely. The detail is nice and sharp and the colours are lovely and are complimented by the BG.

TFS Hilary :)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-11 15:16]

Hello Pam , This is anather beauty bird , Good pose details pov sharp and nice framing ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-11 15:23]

Hello Pam,
What a cute bird:)Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent work!

Bonjour Pam
Très belle prise de vue,les couleurs tres belles, l'éclairage, les détails et la composition sont parfaits et le BG est très joli.
Elle est superbe la pose de cet oiseau
Bravo et merci....JP

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-12 17:01]

Hi Pam
Great bird shot again. Great colours, sharpnes, details, light BG, and POV.
Well done mf


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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-12 19:57]

Hi Pam,
This is excellent, love the composition, very artistic. Great detail and colour, a perfect clean background. Great shot.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-14 11:28]

Another master piece in my opinion. This bird is so cute. Its pose and the simple composition are pleasant. Sharpness, DOF and exposure are excellent again. Bravo Pam !

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