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Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-07 4:18
Viewed: 2032
Points: 34
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The Crested barbet occurs from Angola and Zambia south to southern Africa, where it is common in a wide range of woodland habitats. It is omnivorous, eating largely insects when fruit is scarce, although the chicks are fed exclusively insects. Both sexes excavate the nest, which consists of a chamber dug into the underside of a dead branch, defended vigorously against other hole-nesting birds. It lays 2-5, usually 3-4 eggs which are incubated by both sexes for about 17 days. The chicks stay in the nest for about 31 days, all the while the breeding pair enlarge the entrance hole as they grow.



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Ho Paul!
This is indeed a super shot with excellent details and great sharpness. I am seeing this variety of barbet for the first time; red color on feathers' edges is amazing. Great eye-contact, DOF and an impressive POV. Thanks for this lovely presentation,
Warm Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-07 5:18]

Hi Paul,it's nice to see you again! And what a magnificent pic you show us,a beautiful barbet caught in the best position and with a top quality of detail and colors,great work,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Pauly
It is great to see this beautiful image of natures "own clown". I call them clowns because the funny faces these guys make and antics they came up with is so laughable and such a pleasure to look at. Great shot of this colourful Barbet in a nice pose. Looks good against this gentle background. Nice composition too.Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Mr.Paul,
What I can say!Outstanding picture to me.Details and sharpness is really nice.Catching light on eye made it attractive.Once I noticed this species near Sabie.But was far.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Paul,
Excellent shot.


Ciao Paul, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Pauly

Great photo of the Crested Barbet with a fine POV obtaining his
lovely glance and eye-contact, very beautiful light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-07 7:28]

Hello Pauly,
One of the best photos of this species I've ever seen. Superb sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Great DOF with a wonderful blurred background. Attractive pose with eye contact. High quality!

Beautifully focused, Paul, this rare bird. Special mention of the look and details of the legs. Actually a photograph of the highest level of sharpness. Congratulations.

from Argentina
Hernán Bortondello


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-08 5:48]

Hello Paul,
Beautiful bird-picture presented with best sharpness, good composition and fine light and blurred background. An interesting creature too this cute Crested Barbet.
Well done, indeed.
Kind regards

this is SUPER!!
i like this picture with the very good sharpness and beautiful colours also the light
thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-08 12:04]

Hello Pauly,
An outstanding close-up shot of this beautiful Crested Barbet. Love the super fine detail and wonderful eye contact. The contrasting colors are stunning to say the least and the exposure is right on the money. Simply gorgeous!!!

Hello Paul,
An outstanding capture!remarkable details and beautiful colours.Perfectly exposed and well balanced composition too.

Amazing bird and great photo Pauly! Beautiful pose, very good composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Hi Paul,
like this pic very much. Decent colours, great sharpness and that very special look of the barbet!
best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-09 16:48]

Hi Paul
another wonderful image of the barbet. so pretty and so beautiful. Excellent details and and sharpness.
Very well done shot.


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