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Great Barbet

Great Barbet
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Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, 70-300mm f4-5.6 tamron
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-20 7:34
Viewed: 883
Points: 6
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This photo was taken during my recent trip to Binsar. These are residents of the Himalayas, North East & Bangladesh. The great Barbet is the largest of all Barbets & unmistakable with the large pale yellow bill, violet blue head, brown mantle & olive streaked yellowish underparts. Call is a monotonous & incessant phio phio uttered throughout the day.

Managing the light was tricky as the Barbet was perched on the branch & was against the light.

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I haven't seen this Barbet in our area, Satirtha. Well captured. Darun rong......Nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing
Best Wishes,

I envy you for capturing such a clear picture of this Barbet, Satirtha. This bird has been on my wish list for years - in fact, since my younger days when I was still living in my village in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. Years later in 2009 when I had a DSLR camera, I tried to capture it during my visit to my native place. Unfortunately, it was quite out of range of my 70-300mm lens and I ended up with a distant shot not to my satisfaction at all. You will find it in my postings of that year here on TN.
Despite back-light, you have captured it with its eye clearly in view and that is the most significant aspect of a bird picture.
Well done and thanks for sharing your prized picture!

Bonjour Stirtha,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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