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Streaked Spider Hunter

Streaked Spider Hunter
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 2:18
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Points: 30
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Streaked Spider Hunter (Arachothera magna)

This is a noisy little bird that goes around getting his feed sucking nectar from flowers - in this instance a banana tree flower that loses a petal a day to expose a fresh set of stamens.

This was a rare opportunity to get this specie on this flower in a good setting with a soft background!

Taken with my 5D Mk2 + EF600 + 1.4 ext 1/125s f/8 ISO 800 EV +1/3 Flash -2

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Excellent sharpness ! Great
Good colours and beatifull Bird

TFS Greetz Kristy

great sharpness with such a lense!
amazing colours and pose

This is absolutely SUPERB !
Nothing else to be added

Hi Phil,

Very good detail on the bird and the perch. I like the feet being seperated giving an interesting pose and the beak slightly open.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-17 3:04]

Hello Phil,
A superb capture of both the Streaked Spider Hunter and the banana flower taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and lighting against a neutral BG.
great shot and TFS!

Hallo Phil
This is a great shot. This is such a bright coloured bird and could not be missed on the gallery. This is a very good illustration of the bird with excellent noticeable colours and detail. I like the curved beak a lot. You captured this little bird in a beautiful pose displaying its lovely bright striped yellow and black plumage. The flower is an additional bonus and also very colourful and eye-catching. Thanks for introducing this bird with its huge orange paws to me.
Kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-17 3:59]

Hello Phil,
Fantastic photo of this Streaked Spiderhunter. Splendid light and colours. Great sharp details. Lovely pose.
Very beautiful OOF BG and an excellent POV and composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-17 5:40]

Hello Phil
Excellent capture with great details and beautiful colors.

wow , spectacular capture Phil !
I like very much this capture with wonderful colours , perfect sharp and very fine details ,
great POV ,
well done !

A truly Great shot, The color paterns and BG make the composition truly a joy for the eye, and the beauty of both subjects is just breath taking. Congratulations on such an amazing shot!

hello Phil
WAUWH super picture
GREAT colors
SUPER sharpness
i like this picture
this is so beautiful
super ,thanks
greeting lou

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-17 11:19]

Hola amigo,
preciosa captura,
nitidez y atractiva percha,
bellos colores,

hi phil!

Uma foto espetacular Phil!
Composição excelente e cores fantásticas.
Linda e exótica esta flor assim como este belo pássaro.
Grande abraço,

Witaj Phil
Beautiful frame. Bird's perfect sharpness. Amazing scene. Good colours and smartly blurred background.
Gratulacje i pozdrowienia - Roma

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