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Wattled Starling

Wattled Starling
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Copyright: Miq Ms (miqra) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-23 12:11
Viewed: 4162
Points: 20
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I find it very interesting to know the habitat and habits of animals,like specific areas they live in, their homes, trees they prefer, food they eat etc. good pictures are fine, but detail without being informative becomes nothing but another headshot, nobody wants to read pages of notes, ...boring...(smile) can't we try to get pictures that tell us more? Just 'assing'

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-23 12:32]
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Good work Miq, I like the dual picture showing the bird and it's nest. I understand that you do not like headshots and that's fine - I do, I love detail but I also like the shots you are talking about so I look forward to seeing some wildlife in it's environment. Good work.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-23 15:42]
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I like this combination and have seen these guys around inthe kalahari. The sharpness is a bit soft but the combo is great.

Thanks for posting

Good shots! Very interesting to see both the bird and their home. Technically as has been mentioned it seems a little soft to me - but that looks like a result of JPEG compression more than anything, since there are noticeable artifacts around the bird. Maybe try a little sharpening next time and upload with less compression, see if that makes a difference! Also not quite so keen on the white sky behind the nest, not sure what the weather was doing, but usually blue sky looks best - the best balance is usually when you're shooting at 90° to the sun, a polarizing filter may help too... Anyway, nice capture :-D

I like a person who expresses their opinion up front, well done. I'm not fond of just head shots either, I prefer to 'see' them in the wild and to ses as much of the organism as possible. But sometimes notes are a good education and I have learned a lot in the few months I've been here. Anyway, this is a good composition of the bird and its home. But where do they live? and what do they eat? You need to remember this is a global audience, I know nothing about South African fauna (except lions and elephants etc.). Keep posting so TN can grow. There is room for all perspectives.

Very artistic, nice compo. Very innovative.
Well done

Very nice shot Miq. Very informative image showing the bird and nest. I do understand your dilemma, but I think we must remember this is allso a site where folks want to share their images and so doing tell us more about the subject. Notes are important but I do agree that it does not have to be a textbook.

This is a very good idea and hopefully one that will catch on around here. It is true that a lot of notes are superb but overlong, and that a lot of shots are great but only show one detail of the animal - or its habitat. You have managed to make the photo(collage) itself educational.

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-10-29 4:24]

Immagine chiara dell'argomento, č sempre utile accostare uccelli con i loro nidi, in modo che tutti possano immaginare che cosa si puņ fare con quel piccolo becco!

Glad to see you in TN,Dear Miq
A great Idea for animals you use and creat,nicely done,I like it a lot,well worked and a fine result,Thanks for posting.

I like the way u included the bird that lives in this nest in your picture. Instead of just showing an already interesting picture of the nest, u added in some extra info. Very good.

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