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The Blue Throated Barbet

The Blue Throated Barbet
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Copyright: Indrasish Guha (indrasish) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (170)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: NikonD200, Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-22 2:37
Viewed: 2133
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot in Bongaon( a town near Kolkata).
Blue Throated Barbet:-
The Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica) is an Asian barbet, seen across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a world-wide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects.
This bird is so colorful that its hard to miss it when among the woods, but once inside dense foliage, no matter how hard you try, you wont be able to spot it. Perhaps Blue-throated Barbetís colorful head will be of help in this situation, with primary colors blue green and red present. This bird loves Common Fig and Peepal tree (the tree under which Lord Buddha got enlightenment), well maybe all Ficus species for their delicious fruits and deciduous nature. They are generally spotted early morning having community breakfasts with other birds like Koels, Bulbuls, Magpie Robins and other Barbet species found here.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-22 5:07]

Hello Indrasish,
Very beautiful photo of this Blue-throated Barbet in nice natural colours and good sharpness. Maybe a little crop can bring the bird a bit closer to the viewer. Attractive pose with eye contact.

Hello Indrasish,
照的很清晰 你補抓這角度很棒 有看頭
光線柔合明亮 羽毛顏色也很美麗 有層次感
曾經我也著迷五色鳥 照了200/300多張吧
構圖美麗 背景漂亮

hallo Indra
super good picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Impressive bird and great photo Indrasish! Very good composition and good sharpness.
The colours are fantastic!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-22 11:56]

How is nice this colorful bird!Great capture whit the best dot of fire for impressicves details and bright colors despite the distance,the same quality of your magnificent kingfishers,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Indrasish!
Great photo of this beautiful bird.Excellent sharpness,great contrast and most importantly, beautifully colored. Well done my friend!Thanks for sharing...
Best Regards,

amazing strage bird, TFS Ori

Hello indrasish,
It's a good one.Like its majestic pose with good details and light.
Valo laglo chobita dekhe,
Valo theko,

wonderful image of a very colorful bird. nicely done.

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