<< Previous Next >>

M/Satin Bower Bird

M/Satin Bower Bird
Photo Information
Copyright: Paul Bradbury (paulsballs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 73] (391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200 1:2.8 L IS + EF 2.0x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 21:29
Viewed: 3908
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus is a bowerbird common in rainforest and tall wet sclerophyll forest in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria. There is also an isolated population in the Wet Tropics of north Queensland.
You can tell why they call him a satin Bower bird by the reflection of light from its blue feathers.
They are very hard to get close to, so the best way to photograph is to use bananas (which they are very fond of)within an area they fly to frequantly. Be very still, quite and have lots of patience and hopefully you get a good shot. Not as good as I'd like this shot to be but waiting and waiting just to get a little closer was all worth it.
TFL Paul

Debz has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-10 4:19]

Paul Well done. The picture capture is very good and lovely POV Ganesh

  • Great 
  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-10 12:43]

Hello Paul, this is a very good picture, explendid image of this bowerbirs, the collors and details are fantastic, indeed a very good capture, well done my friend..

  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-05-11 6:49]

This is an amazing bird, aptly named. It must be hard to photograph those shiny contrasting feathers. I like the pov here as he rushes off with his lunch! Great colours, sharpness and DOF. Looks great against the dark background.

Calibration Check