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How Sweet The Sound.....

How Sweet The Sound.....
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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: 2007-02-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 3:58
Viewed: 3425
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Listen to the beautiful Bellbird Song.

Bellbird (Maori Name: Korimako / New Zealand Endemic bird)

The Bellbird is a honey-eaters. It feeds on nectar, fruit and insects. The Bellbird is important to the forest because it pollinates forest flowers and spread small seeds.

When the bird dives into a flower to reach the nectar, pollen sticks to its head. Then the bird flies to another flower and pollen brushes of it’s head, onto the sticky stigma. This is the beginning of a seed.

* The Bellbird is endemic to New Zealand..
* The Bellbird rear three or four chicks, and the incubation period is about 14 days. The females do most of the work, building the nest and rearing the chicks, but the males do help sometimes.

Where are you Bellbird...

* They can be seen in town more often when the kowhai trees flower in spring. They drink the sweet nectar from the flower. They also like to feed on the nectar of rewarewa and flax flowers.
* In summer the they will feed in the rata and pohutukawa trees, sipping the nectar from their flowers.
* In Autumn they will find food hanging from the totara and kahikatea trees, eating their fruit
* In winter they feed on the flower nectar of the puriri tree

The above obtained from http://www.kcc.org.nz/birds/common.asp


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 1:48 p.m.
Date: 10th February 2007
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/250
F-Stop: F/6.3
Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 200
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw
External Flash: Canon 580EX

GLEM, fiyo, ralfsworld, Debz, ferranjlloret, Argus, cecilia, jeanpaul, TAZ has marked this note useful
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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-20 4:20]

hi Pam
belle image et bonne note, j'aime le fait d'avoir ajouter le lien du chant. Le point de vue est sympathique, l'oiseau semble très curieux.
Jolie brillance du plumage.


Well caught image of this small bird Pam.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-03-20 5:01]

Hello Pam, that´s a very nice capture. Excellent colours and very good sharp details. Composition and POV/DoF are great also. Very well done.

Hi Pam
Really nice shot of this bird in low light with excellent details.

C'est joli un oiseau bien photographié dans son milieu !
Bonne journée.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-20 10:27]

Another lovely shot from you Pam. I love the POV, the Bellbird is looking straight at you. Lovely colours and nice and sharp, dof perfect. Link to its song is a nice touch, beautiful all round!

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-20 11:57]

Hi Pam,
Great shot, very lovely composition.
The sharpness and details are excellent.

Hi Pam,
a composition very guessed right of this timid bird

Great natural history shot - charming little subject and great detail captured in the picture.
Well done...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-03-20 16:15]

Hello Pam,
Fine capture of a NZ Bellbird. Great pose and POV in a sharp and well-composed shot. I specially like how the flash has illuminated the subject in a very natural way, at the same time as a sunbeam lights up a small part of the Bellbird.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Salut Pam
C'est une très belle prise de vue et une belle composition,les contraste sont bon avec de très belles couleurs et de jolis détails.
Bravo et merci...JP

Hi Pam. Nice DOF and very hard angle to get this all in. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-03-22 12:51]

Delightful capture and thanks so much for sharing their surprsingly complex song!
Great details in the feathers, and perfect comp

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-03-31 9:59]

Hello Pam,
This cute bird played hide an seek with you ;-)
The "+++" : subject, nice pose, POV, sharpness, DOF, blurred BG, colors, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing as usual...
Congratulations my friend and TFS.

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