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Dark-capped bulbul

Dark-capped bulbul
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Bulbul [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-03 10:39
Viewed: 3969
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Dark-capped bulbul. Dark-capped bulbuls can be found throughout Kruger National Park and it's quite common there.
You often see them in the restcamps where they are your guests at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You even don't have to send them an invitation.
More info about this bird can be found in my gallery or in the 'bulbul theme'.
This image is captured with the 400mm mounted on a monopod whilst the image stabilizer was on.
A short shutter speed is often a necessity due to to the savanna wind which was playing with the branches or perch...
Thanks for looking...

ISO 400.
PP in LR and CS3.

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To PeterZ: Bedankt, Petervanderschelden 3 09-03 12:06
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-03 10:47]

Hi annick. A fine picture of this cute Bulbul. I do like the pose you have captured this little one with its head turned to one side, Good use of the light to give natural colours. well done TFS.

Hi Annick,

A nice sharp image with good composition and pose. The bird almost has a cheeky expression on his face. I also have these birds uninvited in my garden but they are more than welcome here.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-03 11:09]
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Hello Annick,
This one I like more than the photo of yesterday. The pose, expression and composition is perfect! Excellent BG and sharpness. The light is brilliant.
Very, very beautiful!
Kind regards,

Hello Annick,

This is an excellent shot of a bird which is completely new to me.
I like the alert pose, the glint in its eye, the lovely textural details and good off-centre composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Annick
Another elegant picture. Great bird. Great light, nice delicate colors, perfect OOF background and good sharpness

Hi Annick,

Fantastic photo.
Lighting,and sharpness are good.
Good composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-03 12:13]

Hi Annick.
I think F/8 is your personal record. Wonderful scene and brilliant reproduction of the bird plumage, tiny feathers and attractive haircut. Pose of the bird and twig/leaf surroundings are very cute. I like tenderness of the smooth BG a lot too. Sunlight is very nice and underlines the details of the scene excellently. My warm greetings and TFS.

Hello Annick very well composed. Good DOF & sharpness. Good eye contact. Bulbul are seen this part of the world also but not in large number and very difficult to shoot them.
Regards - Adil.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-03 20:57]

Hi Annick

Another great bulbul shot - again capturing the character of this inquisitive bird perfectly. Great work my friend.


Hi Annick,

Beautiful shot of this Dark-capped bulbul, love the pose you've managed to capture, excellent detail, wonderful light on this, really stands out well against the natural background.

t.f.s Rick :)


Good Comp as it has the subject off centre. The sharpness amd detail of the subject are good. Your DOF and BG also add to the detail.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-09-04 3:39]

These birds are so cute - I've seen them in Fiji - imported from India, etc.
Excellent sharp image Annick, you have focused wonderfully on him.
Well done

HI Annick,
Beautiful pose and head turn, nice composition and technincaly perfect.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-04 5:00]

Bonjour Annick,
Image très naturelle et aux coloris magnifiques. J'aime aussi bien la position de l'oiseau perché sur une branche cassée et qui se montre de profil, si l'on peut dire ainsi. Arrière-plan de grande finesse aussi.
Bien vu

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-04 6:33]

A great shot of this Bulbul!
The pose is great! :-)
Crisp and detailed.
Very good composition.
Excellent light.

Well done, Annick!


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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2008-09-07 2:37]

Hi Annick,
Nice image sharp as always. THough personally in would have prefered it to be slightly lower in the frame with a little more head room.

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