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Bush Stone-curlew


Bush Stone-curlew
Photo Information
Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-06 5:46
Viewed: 4555
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is a large, slim, mainly nocturnal, ground-dwelling bird. It is mostly grey-brown above, streaked with black and rufous. It is whitish below with clear, vertical black streaks. The bill is small and black, and the eye is large and yellow, with a prominent white eyebrow.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-06 5:53]

Hi Chi,

Nice portrait. Excellent details, lighting and natural colours. I also like the expression on his face. Well done and TFS.
Dean.

very nice;-)

very nice i just love these guys.. love the sound they make..lol
not really fussed on the crop here would prefer the whole bird to be in view, but are hard to get .
Thanks for sharing :)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-06 6:53]

Hello Chi,
A nice shot of this Curlew.
A good crop and pose,nice light and clear detail.
A great capture.

TFS

Hi Chi,
This is an excellent portrait shot. A new one for me. Very nice colors and detail in this spot on exposure. Well done!
Scott

Hello Chi, Excllent details, Great JOb, perfect colors, BG, POV, Perfect Job, TFS Kyle

Hi chi,
nice portrait,
i guess this is a bird I shot also, I didn't knows it's name (you can see it in my photos at treklens http://www.treklens.com/members/Stefaan/)
regards,
stefaan

Interesting looking bird, Chi.
The point of view is great and the details are remarkably sharp.
TFS.

Hi Chi,

Great tonal colors on the plumage on a very pretty bird, it looks somewhat similiar to the cape thickknee. The details are very nice. :)

Hi Chi,
Excellent shot.
Great details, sharp and colors.
Well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-06-06 14:17]

Hello Chi,
Wonderful apture.POV,framing,lighting and eye contact are excellent.
TFS...:-)

Chi, this is a great photo. Great sharpness, details and natural colours, a very nice composition. TFS.
Gr.
Heinz

Hello Chi,
An amazing look at the geometric patterns of this Curlew's feathers. Very good DoF.....
Steve

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-06-07 2:21]

Hi Chi!
One thing - I love pose and face of this angry bird. Brilliant!

Hi Chi

Very well composed shot. Good depth of colour. Crisp, clear, sharp with nice light. Well done. TFS.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-07 16:17]

Hi Chi,

Very nice portrait.
Very good detail, sharp, light, POV and DOF.
Well done!

TFS :-)
Norbert

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-07 23:30]

Hi Chi
You show this interestingly patterned bird very well against the darkish BG. I love that great big yellow eye. I will soon upload a photo of a 'Spotted Dikkop' which is a close relative to this bird of yours.
Your composition is fine, the colours are natural, the details are well defined, and the exposure was well managed.
Good work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-06-12 6:47]

Hi Chi,
good portrait, nice colours and DOF. I like it. Well done photo.
Rgs, Aleksander

Excellent work again mf,
A well deserved :)
Howard

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-17 11:35]

Wonderful portrait Chi. Lovely light, sharp details and well exposed. I like the POV and the composition. The look on this bird's face is so cute. Well done & TFS!

Regards,
Pieter

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-06-20 17:14]

Hi Chiliu,
Very nice portrait, good tones, colors and sharpness, beauty pose and composition,good note.

Saludos...RICARDO.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-06-20 20:54]

Bonjour Chi,
Un oiseau bien étrange pour nous que vous nous présentez aujourd'hui.
Photo réussie pour ses couleurs naturelles, les détails de son plumage et la composition. Belle lumière aussi.
Merci.

JN.

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