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Red whiskered bulbul

Red whiskered bulbul
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-05 11:05
Viewed: 2583
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I got a unique oppurtunity to shoot this beautiful bird with backlighting.

The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. It feeds on fruits and small insects and they conspicuously perch on trees and their calls are a loud three or four note call. The distinctive crest and the red-vent and whiskers makes them easy to identify. They are very common in hill forests and urban gardens within its range.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. jocosus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus jocosus

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-05 12:22]

Hello Arjun,
Very beautiful photo of this Red-whiskered Bulbul in backlight. Good sharpness, details and composition. Nice dark blurred BG.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-05 13:33]

Hello Arjun!
Great pic! Amazing contrast against the dark BG! Well done!
Regards from,

beautiful artistic composition, TFS Ori

Ciao Arjun, lovely bird in nice singing pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

lovely back lighting creating a rim kind of effect and wonderful composition :-). Where did you shoot this ? ..... :-)

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