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Arrow - Marked Babbler

Arrow - Marked Babbler
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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: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-06-09 11:11
Viewed: 332
Points: 18
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Arrow - Marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)

I had captured this 'Arrow - Marked Babbler' at Kruger National Park during our staying at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp. Very difficult to capture this species due to their fast jumping. It's a midium-sized Babbler and they live in social groups. You could see the arrow shaped streaking on its breast.

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Hi Srikumar,

I appreciate the shadow on the side of the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Arrow-Marked Babbler. The sharpness is very good. The ligt is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-06-09 14:04]

Hi Srikumar.If you managed to capture this hysterical bird so perfectly that jumps all the time, you are also ready to photograph some nervous butterfly (smile). A photo of exceptional quality once again showing this interesting species with amazing plumage details.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice capture of this beautiful Babbler. This one has beautiful eye.
Try to visit India/Latpanchar/Sattal.


hello Srikumar
une très belle prise, belle netteté, arrière plan flou comme il faut. Bonne journée

Hello Srikumar,
A very interesting bird with shape like the Common Cuckoo, of course with different colors.
Very good focus and details.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-06-10 7:23]

Hello Srikumar,
Beautiful photo of this Arrow-marked Babbler in great natural colors and excellent sharpness. Nice pose with eye contact. It looks a bit like my photo of this species from 2008.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird, perfect focus, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Sri,
Fantastic photo, and the direction of the light makes it even more interesting. A stunner! Perfectly sharp bird in front of the perfectly blurred background. Beautiful eye contact + excellent usage of the shadow as a complementer subject. Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Srikumar

Great shot of this bird with its expressive eye-contact, fine POV, DOF,
great fous, sharpness, details, wonderful light, TFS


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