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Paddyfield Pipit.

Paddyfield Pipit.
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Copyright: CHANDRA SHEKAR (scshekar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 180] (2190)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-08-14 4:58
Viewed: 3211
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) is a medium-sized passerine bird which is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from Pakistan and India eastwards to Indonesia and the Philippines.

It is found in open habitats, especially short grassland and cultivation. It builds its nest on the ground. Like other pipits, this species is insectivorous.

This is a large pipit at 15cm, but is otherwise an undistinguished looking bird, mainly streaked grey-brown above and pale below with breast streaking. It has long legs and tail and a long dark bill. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have warmer brown upperparts.

In south Asia in winter some care must be taken to distinguish this from other large pipits which winter or are resident in the area, such as Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi. Paddyfield Pipit is smaller than Richard's, stands less upright and has a weak fluttering flight. Perhaps the best distinction is the characteristic "chip-chip-chip" call, quite different from Richard's Pipit's explosive "shreep".

This was taken at Hessargatta lake bund area along with my friends [birds of same feather :)]. I hope you guys like it and thanks for dropping in.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To anilnediyara: Hiscshekar 1 10-07 03:44
To dbmayur: paddyfield pipitscshekar 1 08-16 00:27
To vmukherjee: paddyfield pipitscshekar 1 08-16 00:10
To dayananda_bn: paddyfiel pipitscshekar 1 08-16 00:07
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hi shekar,
very good capture, with this pipit almost in a classic pose, supported by neat BG. nice to see this fellow on a perch like this. though the lighting is good, the colors are little dull. did a workshop, hope you dont mind. tfs.

hi chandrashekar,
A nice pipit, with good pose of course. I guess at the time of shooting there might be some cool breeze, this makes a sharp picture to tilt towards less sharp even though it is not! background is neat as Mr.Nagraj said, but it is bit bright than usual because of soft back light which is grabbing the viewers attention more than that of pipit which could have been taken care by a software!

Hi Chandu,
nicely done process, it is better than shikara. Green cast is more, have to be removed. Could have sharpenned little bit more. NTL, very good picture, with nice BG and nice lighting.

Very Precise yet gentle!

Excellent capture. Looks surreal!

Nice shot. The bg looks beautiful. I like the colours very much,

very good capture.good compostion, BG. .

Hi Chandra,
A nice capture of this beautiful pipit. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-16 4:19]

Hello Shekar, Very good shot. Superb BG and a lovely looking eye focus. Perfect composition and a lovely frame. Good colors and lighting. TFS Ganesh smiley tmrw

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-16 22:20]

Hi Chandrashekar,
Wonderful shot of this tiny Paddyfield Pipit in an elegant pose. Superb lighting, focus and sharpness and a perfect DOF isolates the subjects nicely from the BG. Great work and thanks for sharing this one.

* Feels nice to be among friends again.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-08-18 0:20]

Hello Shekar,

Very nice capture of this Pipit with details and colors. OOF BG and overall composition are very good.
Thanks for sharing

hello sekhar,
a beautiful composition, the oof green bg compliments the shot well, the image looks a bit oof to me,
tfs & regards

Hi Shekar,
Beautiful shot of this paddyfield pipit, great backlighting and spot on exposure isolates the subject. The perch and classic pose makes this a class picture. TFS

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