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Black - Backed Puffback:1st Time For TN

Black - Backed Puffback:1st Time For TN
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-01-07 6:16
Viewed: 1499
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I had captured this BLACK-BACKED PUFFBACK(Male), at the moment of The Sunrise, in my way to Lower Sabie from Skukuza in Kruger National Park; South Africa. It was hidden in bush.

The Black-backed Puffback(Dryoscopus Cubla) is a species of bird in the Malaconotidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania etc.

It mainly eats insects, doing most of its foraging in the upper canopy, gleaning insects from leaves and branches and occasionally catching prey in flight.
The nest is tidy, compact cup made of grass, roots and bark bound together with spider web and lined with fine grass. It is built solely by the female, while the male helps collect material, regularly displaying and calling nearby. It is often decorated with lichen and barks, so that it is camouflaged with the forked branch it is bound to.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-07 6:44]

Great Capture....!
Congrats for a new bird on TN. Sharpness, clolours and composition are fantastic.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-07 8:39]

HI Srikumar,in effect it seems truly a first time on TN for this specie,and it's a great satisfaction to you! Very nice capture despite the difficult location,it is truly beautiful,i like a lot the salmon color of plumage,very good details too.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-01-07 10:32]

Hello Srikumar

Very beautiful image of this beautiful bird,nice composition and details. It seems to me that it is overexposed a little bit.



hallo Sri
very nice picture of this bird
good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikuma,
Congratulation for a new bird on TN, nice lighting, good eye contact, great sharpness details, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hello Srikumar

Congratulations for this first time on TrekNature,
excellent photo of this little bird, very fine POV and framing,
great focus, sharpness, and details, specially on the eye, TFS


Hello Srikumar
Congrats for this contribution on TN. The bird is beautiful and You captured it very well.Great POV and composition,great focus and excellent sharpness.The catch light enhances the pic.Well done!TFS
Best wishes

Ciao Srikumar, congratulations for this first on TN, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, perfect focus, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

You must be lucky to find this upper canopy bird at eye level!!
Congratulations and thank you for uploading beautiful picture of this rare species (I see it is a first time on TN)despite it was hidden in a bush.
Thanks and regards,

Congrts...4 new species...good shot.RGDS

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