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ngee..I am so ugly

ngee..I am so ugly
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Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 300D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-19 15:17
Viewed: 3665
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
blackeyed bulbul - Pycnonotus barbatus.
Very common resident. Dark crested head, yellow vent and lack of conspicuous eye-ring identify this species.
reference-Newman's Birds of Southern Africa.

although the pic looks as if the bird is scared at the mirror image of itself, it is actually getting ready to drink water.

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Excellent capture of this chap checking his reflection. He'll be off to complain to his hairdresser next, if I'm not mistaken ;-))
Nice and sharp capture with good details and light.


Very nice picture. I havn't seen one of those for a while.

ZaKiwi :)

Hi Paul,
Good work: the composition, contrast and colors emphasize well this beautiful thirsty bird.
TFS, cordially,

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-20 4:36]

I like your title, goes very well with the photo.
Poor thing it must have been a shock ;)
Great focus.
Nice reflections in the water.

Hello Paul

Mirror mirror on the....... Hmmm looks like he scared himself with his own image! Very nice composition. Great colours, POV, sharpness and clarity. Excellent timing. Nice work. Thanks.

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