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Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet
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Copyright: Sowmya Vallabhajosyula (sowmyav82) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 36] (258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi, Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-24 2:51
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Points: 8
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Taken at Sanjeeviah Park, Hyderabad.

The branch behind the Barbet has two holes which was its nest. There was a young one staring from it and the adult was going away, getting some food and feeding the young.

Info about Barbet courtesy Wikipedia:

The Coppersmith is brightly coloured, with a black-bordered yellow face with black eye stripes, red forecrown and throat patch. Bill stout and dark. Upper parts are grass green and underparts yellowish-green, diffusely streaked with darker green. Juveniles are duller and lack the red patches. The sexes are alike.
Somewhat larger than a sparrow, it is a relatively small barbet at 17 cm. It is a plump bird, with a short neck and large head. The short, truncated tail is distinctively triangular in flight.

Keeps solitary, pairs, or small groups; larger parties occasionally on abundantly fruiting Ficus trees. Fond of sunning themselves in the morning on bare top branches of tall trees, often flitting about to sit next to each other. The flight is straight, with rapid flaps.

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Hello Sowmya, nice picture of a barbet. Good lighting and colors.

I think the DOF is very shallow here or probably you took this picture on the move that made it little blurry to not to reveal the features of the barbet sharply. Did you try any other POV?

Also please avoid to use your lens at 300mm. Always try to use it 1 or 2 stops lower preferably for better clarity.

This bird is quite colourful, Sowmya.
Like a Woodpecker, it also amkes holes in tree trunks, I assume.
You have captured it well. The eye is in focus and the colours and other details on it are very good.
Well done and TFS.

hi, that's one cute barbet :)
these are pretty common in the urban areas and constitute to the so-called "urban wildlife", and this is the time for them to breed. excellent documentation with the hole in the background too! tfs :)

Hello Sowmya,

Wonderful colours of this bird. Also whiskers are clearly seen. Nice shot near its abode!


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