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Black-crested Bulbul

Black-crested Bulbul
Photo Information
Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Karatash's other favorite -I-, Yellow Birds, Jim Corbett, Tigers & the National Park, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 17:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Got this little guy in Corbett. I realise that the cropping does not follow the rules of the guy having space to look into - I thought that the berries on the side were more interesting and a larger crop seems to lessen the picture. So, forgive the unconventional cropping.

Some details on the bird:
The Black-crested Bulbul, Pycnonotus melanicterus, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

This is a bird of forest and dense scrub. It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch.

The Black-crested Bulbul is about 19cm in length, with a long tail. It has olive upperparts and bright yellow underparts. The head, throat and crest are black. Sexes are similar in plumage, but young birds are duller than adults. The flight is bouncing and woodpecker-like.


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Hi Liezel, splendid bird with great details and beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Liezel
Excellent shot of this bulbul,
Perfect sharpness and colors,
Great POV, Welldone.



The color combination of the bird and the background are very good.

Murali Santhanam

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-03-07 23:18]

Hi Liezel,
I like the way he background colours compliment the bird.
BAdruddin Ali

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-08 1:47]

Hi Liezel,

an excellent capture with great colors,as well from the bird as the BG,they fit excellent together,for the compo it would have been bettter if he had looked to the left instead to the right but that is a minor,I like this shot a lot,very well done and TFS


Hi Liezel

Lovely bright yellow plumage. This beautiful bird blends well with the BG. TFS.

Hi Liezel,
What a wonderful photo with such a vibrant yellow color in both the BG and the bird. And still the bird is well seperated from the BG. I love the soft lighting in this photo and the details in both the branche and the head of the bird. I have to agree with Paul on the composition, there isn't enough room on the right of the bird. Always have room on the side where the bird is looking at. But, I still like the photo a lot.

:) later

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-03-08 7:42]

Hi Liezel,
That'a a wonderful presentation of this beautiful bulbul. Excellent composition and wonderful colours including a nice background.
Best regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-08 8:48]

Hi Liezel,
I liked the POV, the composition, the pose, the details-especially the berries, colors and the soft lighting. TFS

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-08 11:22]

Hi Liezel,

What a beautiful bird with lovely colors. You captured him so well in that lovely setting!


great pic, never saw this bulbul before, TFS Ori


Superb shot of this beautiful bird. Sharpness, details and light are excellent! The yellow background may not be ideal, but makes the overall picture very colorful!


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