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Gold Whiskered

Gold Whiskered
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Copyright: Redzlan A Rahman (Tabib) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Barbet, RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-27 6:48
Viewed: 3746
Points: 16
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Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon)
Local name: Takur Pipi Kuning
Size (cm): 30
Habitat: Forests, forest edge, wooded areas

I can't help shooting this bird against the white sky background, because it only perches at that big dead leafless Jati tree /Teak (Tectona grandis).

Sexes alike but females mandible appears paler, bluish dusky. Immature birds have overall duller plumage.

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To loot: ? Rare sightTabib 1 01-27 20:29
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Hi redzlan,
excellent saturation,POV and exposure,the bird is very beautiful.TFS

Hi Redzlan,

What an amazing bird - it looks almost like a dinosaur. Excellent composition and the colours are stunning. The image looks a little noisy, which you should be able to sort out quite easily with a noise filter, but apart from that I can't fault it.


Hi Redzlan,
Very nice capture, have not seen one like this, very large beak when compared to its head. nice colors and details.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-27 12:59]
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Hi Redzlan

What an interesting capture of a bird I've never seen before. I believe this to be a TrekNature first so congratulations. I've added it to my theme for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 3".

Although the shot was taken from the rear and from a slightly upward POV it is great that the bird turned to the side (possibly to keep an eye on you) and in so doing it actually gave you a proper pose that resulted in a full bodied shot. On my monitor the bird seems a little unsharp, but there is sufficient detail to satisfy the visual interest. Of course the well saturated colours are just splendid and the triangle caused by the branch (running close to the diagonal line) definitely adds to the success of the composition.

Well done and TFS.

Hi redzlan

good result for ISO 1600. This is beautiful species and you've captured it well.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-01-28 2:47]

Hi Redzlan,

Good picture you made! Very interesting bird with beautiful colors. As Lott sais, nice that despite your backward position you have been able to capture this birds atitude.

Best regards,

I like its pose and details and colours are excellent.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-02 1:54]

what a strange bird

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