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Western Spinebill - Female

Western Spinebill - Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 600D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-03 1:02
Viewed: 2056
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Western Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus superciliosus) only inhabits the South West of Western Australia. Easy to recognise because of its long curved bill. This specimen is a female.
A common species, feeding mainly on nectar and small insects.

The genus has only two closely related species (Eastern and Western), and is endemic to Australia. Related to other honeyeaters but seperated early in their evolution (Wikepedia).

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-03 1:22]

Hello Odile,
What a beautiful bird! The red eye and curved bill are very special and attractive. Great timing with this eye contact. Nice natural colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Odile, lovely composition with nice bird in a fascinating ambientation, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellet clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-03 15:16]

Hi Odile,beautiful capture of this tiny spinbill,not often seen on TN.Great sharpness despite the distance,bright colors and very rich composition too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-09-03 19:14]

Hello Odile,
What a beautiful bird you have presented to us. The colors are very pretty and I love it's long curved bill. The bright red eye captures your attention immediately and you even obtained a tad bit of catchlight. Posed nicely in it's natural habitat and displaying excellent detail. A real beauty and a pleasure to view!!

Hello Odile
what a nice bird !! you have captured it in a beautiful environmentcolors and, details are very good
Have a good night

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