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White Helmet Shrike

White Helmet Shrike
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-02 1:02
Viewed: 3869
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Helmetshrike (Prionops plumatus) flying around in small groups looking for insects in trees an bushes.
It is a common resident throughout north Namibia and Botswana and further to east african countries.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-02 1:27]

Hello Pierre
Wonderful shot. Lovely depth of colour. Crisp, clear and sharp. Good light, POV and composition. Well done! Best regards Siggi

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-02 1:36]

Hello Pierre
Very interesting bird capture with excellent details and wonderful colors

Hello Pierre

Nice capture striking contrast between the color of the bird and the dark background. Well done with the dof.


Wonderful and clear capture of a strange bird with good detail fine sharpness and colors. Bravo Pierre, lovely shot!
George Veltchev

Hi Pierre
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with good composition and very good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-12-02 9:39]

Hello Pierre,

Splendid detailed head and eye, together the fantastic sharpness and clarity.
Excellent dark blur background.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-02 10:28]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this White Helmetshrike. A pity we can't see the beautiful dark wings on the back. The eye is the eye-catcher here. Great sharpness, details and contrasting BG.

Bonjour Pierre,
Très bon angle de prise de vue valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-02 14:51]

Salut Pierre,un oiseux tres etrange et une photo tres parfaite,excellente prise de vue et magnifique nettete',les details de l'oeil sont vraiment extraordinaires.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano.

Never spotted one of them before, great shot, nice and sharp with good feather detail. Great composition with diagonal line

Hello Pierre
Very nice picture of this interesting bird, the luminosity is great just like the colors and composition.
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-03 4:53]

Very beautiful species of bird, good colors and composition. tfs.

great portrait, TFS Ori

Great photo!
Funny-looking bird!

Hallo Pierre,
a superb capture of the White Helmet Shrike taken from an excellent POV with very good details on the plumage and eye, fantastic colours in a very pleasinng composition
Best regards

Hello Pierre
Great shot of this wonderful bird!!! Crisp, clear and sharpness. Well done!
Regards, Joao Edgar

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