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The Learning Journey - for Ram & others

The Learning Journey -  for Ram & others
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos of birds singing [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-31 17:51
Viewed: 3162
Points: 36
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The Crested Himalayan Bulbul...
Thank you, Ram Sir...you'd be wondering why!
I was talking to Kirti (KMR13777) at work the other day and he mentioned something you'd said..Did you learn?
I was under the impression that this was a Yellow-vented Bulbul, but all my research proved to be futile...I got bulbuls that did not look anything like this one!
Finally, I googled it, and guess what I got, your shot with the same name!And for me, a new learning!
So yes, I've learnt, and still am!
Thanks Ram Sir, Loot,Bob,Claudine, Fracine,Bayram, Nick,HP,Andor,Anna,Smitha, Ganesan,Howard,Jane, Janice...the list is endless, and I'm sorry if I did miss out on your name!Yes, I cannot forget to mention Vishal Sabharwal (shal), a dear friend and a mentor to me..
Yes, the learnings continue...

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Hi Goldy,
We are all on a learning journey, and ideally we learn from each other here in this forum.
But there's no substitute for self motivation, and ones own desire to learn..And then there's the internet ;-)
Keep that enthusiasm alive,

It certainly is a Crested Himalayan Bulbul, Goldy.
I am happy to know that one of my pictures confirmed your search for the ID of this bird.
It is a delightful image of this bird perched atop a plant and singing away merrily. You have captured the expression of joy on its face very effectively.
The features of this species of Bulbuls are very clear and distinct in this image.
Thanks for thinking of me in your note.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-31 22:18]

Hello Goldy,
Great POV, pose, BG and lighting in this capture of a Crested Bulbul.
The spice of life is to learn and benefit by it and most of us do this on this wonderful site, but we can't do this without some enthusiasm and this is something you have too, Goldy!
TFS this fine image and your enthusiasm!

Splendida cattura, ogni giorno possiamo fare una piccola conquista ed aggiungere nuove conoscenze, con l'entusiasmo, la curiosità e l'umiltà non si finisce mai d'imparare. Complimenti per queste doti ed altre che tu certamente hai e con le quali contagi gli amici di TN. Molto bella la comnposizione e la posa, molto belli i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Bonjour Goldy
Il est très mignon ce petit oiseau, qui à l'air de chanter au moment de ta prise de vue
Merci, pour ce spectacle

Hi Brother Goldy,
I was touched now and thanks a lot! You are very kind as always. You can sure that we are learning with together everyday! Sharing is most effective way to make peoples close each other. All TN'ers are making this indeed. Thus I also thank to you and others. Your capture is wonderfull as always my Bro! TFS.
Have a nice sunday with your nice family!


Hello Goldy. Wonderful perch and well captured against the blurry background. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hey Golds,
What's up with you dude...u seem to be getting emotional :) Great note there!!
Excellent shot... I just hope that wire or whatever that is in the BG was not there.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6553 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2008-06-01 2:16]

Hi Goldy,very nice moment to take the pic,excellent light and good sharpenss,the bird seem a great singer in a song contest..eeheheh,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Goldy,

good pose from this Bulbul with nice dof, i have 25 years ago also a voliere with bulbuls.
A pity from te line trough the whole picture.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-01 9:32]

Hi Goldy,

You are so right! I know I have learned more about nature and photography in the past two year here on TN then I learned in all the previous years. It's wonderful how we all have much we can learn and something to teach others. I have loved Bulbuls since I saw them in India but I've not seen this one before. You captured him in a wonderful pose showing off the crest and lovely eye so well. Opened beaks are always my favorites.


I'm not sure why, but this fellow has the look of a surprised student trying to give the teacher the correct answer when he has no idea what the subject is due to a wandering mind! It's got that perpetual surprised look, even, almost, what did I do now attitude...

Gotta love those shots like these - thanks for sharing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-01 13:55]

Hello Goldy, very nice bird, the pose and composition is very good and the background is nice. Too bad about the line though. But nonetheless a very good shot!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-01 17:05]

Hello Goldy,
You teach also Goldy, is it not a great circle. Thanks for being part of it, great image.

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-06-01 22:11]

Nice capture of the Bulbul Goldy. Nice composiiton as well! TFS!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-02 3:39]

Hi Goldy,
Beautiful capture of this bulbul.I liked moment you caught,pose of bird and composition very much.
Thanks for posting.

hello Goldy

the learnings continue and your doing great shots of birds,
excellent image of this Bulbul with fine POV & DOF,
for the framing i would give a little bit less space at the back
of the bird and a little bit more infront of the bird,
infront wher he is looking, the luminosity is wonderful
and excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-06-02 9:32]

Hello Goldy, Nice shot and it seems that it is singing a song. May be it saying nice dedication. Good shot. Ganesh

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