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Velvet Fronted Nuthatch

Velvet Fronted Nuthatch
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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: 2017-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-08 5:22
Viewed: 839
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coming back to TN after a gap of almost 4 months. I had been without a computer until got a new laptop recently. Also, this gave me the opportunity to post some of the lifers which I have seen during my recent trip to a birding hot spot in southern India.

This photo of the Velvet fronted Nuthatch was shot early morning inside the Dandeli Timber Depot which itself is a birding destination for Bird watchers & photographers alike.

These are residents of the Himalayas, Indian Hills, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Striking with violet-blue upper parts, black forehead, black tipped red bill, startling yellow iris with eye ring and lilac suffusion to ear coverts and underparts. Males have eye black strip extending behind eye with lilac suffusion.
Voice: Song is fast hard rattle.
Habitat: Open forests and well wooded areas.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-08 6:53]

Hello Satirtha,
Nice photo of this Velvet-fronted Nuthatch in a pleasing diagonal composition. The photo is, in my opinion, a bit over-saturated. Good sharpness.

Glad you are back, Satirtha!
This is a lovely capture of this cute bird you shot in South India. Share some more from your trip.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-12-08 9:52]

Hi Satirtha,welcome back with this magnificent capture! The contrast between the blue of plumage and the brown of tree is fantastic,great 3D effect and very good sharpness too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Satirtha
Wonderful bird and excellent capture. Great low POV wonderful colors and light. Excellent sharpness.Well done my Friend.
Have a good weekend

Hello Satirtha,
It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-12-13 3:42]

Hello Satirtha,
A beautiful species of nuthatch that I didn't even know existed until I saw your photo. I love its bright colors and the detail in its plumage is great. TFS this eyecatching image!!

Hi Satirtha,

You capture well the eye contact of the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Velvet Fronted Nuthatch. The colors are striking. Have a nice day.


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