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Copyright: mayuresh joshi (mayuresh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 191] (920)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 2:44
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Few days back I have posted image of coppersmith barbet,this is another POV.

The Coppersmith Barbet or Crimson-breasted Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and neck. It is a resident near passerine bird from South Asia, with occasional presence in Southeast Asia. The name barbet refers to the bristles or barbs fringing its heavy bill. It may sometimes be referred to simply as Coppersmith.
The Coppersmith Barbet is a resident breeder practically throughout South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.), and is extralimital in Southeast Asia, with related races in Indonesia and the Philippines. The most common barbet, it is found in plains, foothills and terai up to 200m in dry- and moist-deciduous biotope. It is entirely arboreal (like most barbets), preferring open wooded country and urban gardens and avoiding dense forest.
The Coppersmith is brightly coloured, with a black-bordered yellow face with black eye stripes, red forecrown and throat patch. Bill stout and dark. Upper parts are grass green and underparts yellowish-green, diffusely streaked with darker green. Juveniles are duller and lack the red patches. The sexes are alike.
Somewhat larger than a sparrow, it is a relatively small barbet at 17 cm. It is a plump bird, with a short neck and large head. The short, truncated tail is distinctively triangular in flight
Keeps solitary, pairs, or small groups; larger parties occasionally on abundantly fruiting Ficus trees. Fond of sunning themselves in the morning on bare top branches of tall trees, often flitting about to sit next to each other. The flight is straight, with rapid flaps.
The call is a loud rather metallic tuk…tuk…tuk (or tunk), reminiscent of a copper sheet being beaten, giving the bird its name. Repeated monotonously for long periods, starting with a subdued tuk and building up to an even volume and tempo, the latter varying from 1.5 to 2 per second.
The beak remains shut during each call - a patch of bare skin on both sides of the throat inflates and collapses with each tuk like a rubber bulb, with much body and tail shaking. Not very vocal in cold weather - a spell of rain or cold immediately silences them, but it is "one of India's most familiar sounds in the hot season"
Prefers Banyan, Peepul, and other wild figs, various drupes and berries, and the occasional insect, caught in clumsy aerial sorties.
• Season: November to June, mainly February to April. a little later in South India and in Sri Lanka. Often two broods may be raised in quick succession.
• Nest: a tree hole excavated in a dead or decaying softwood branch usually on average about 40cm deep ending in a slightly widened chamber. Lays 2-4 eggs, normally 3, white longish ovals, non-glossy, laid on bare wood. Average egg size: 25 mm × 17 mm,Period of incubation is unknown,Both sexes help in the house.
source- wikipedia

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hello mayuresh,
beautiful capture, the colorful bird looks so beautiful, looks like the bird got attarcted to you and hence you got this special pose, nicely composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-06-30 4:05]

very intresting shot. nice pose, colors, composition. tfs

Hi Mayuresh,

Nice picture of copper smith [probably at its nest],well captured with details. TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-30 4:43]

Hi Mayuresh,
Very nice capture.I liked vivid colors,POV,pose of bird,catchlight in eyes and BG a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-30 6:39]

Hello Mayuresh,
Beautiful photo of this Coppersmith Barbet. Although the head is a bit OOF, the sharpness is very good. Great contrasting colours against the OOF BG. Good composition.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-30 8:29]

Hi Mayuresh,
Beautiful bird with a charming plumage. Colors and POV look very good. TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-30 8:31]

Hola Mayuresh,
exelente captura y buen pov,
buenos detalles y sensacional foco.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-30 10:28]

Hi Mayuresh,

Another nice shot of the Coppersmith Barbet. I love the pose - he looks like quite an acrobat. Beautiful colors - I love the red, yellow and black face. The green plummage is lovely too. Good composition.


Hello Mayuresh, perfect shot of a Coppersmith in a lovely posture. TFS. Regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-30 13:23]

Hi Mayurah, great shot of a beauty in all aspects. TFS. Regards,

Hi Mayuresh, what a great shot of this beautiful bird in an excellent pose. Great colours and clarity with superb DOF.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty.



Very nicely captured. I like the usual composition in this shot and the bright colors of the bird's plumage. The background, POV and details are spot on. Great work.

Best Regards,


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-30 19:05]

Hola Mayuresh.
Hermosos los colores del plumaje de este Pajarillo. Finos detalles a la vista por la calidad de la imagen. La pose es tambien muy bella.

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-06-30 21:20]

Hello Mayuresh,

colorful and well posed capture of this Barbet.

POV, DOF and compo are too good.



This one is even better than your previous one of this Coppersmith Barbet, Mayuresh.
Excellent POV, extraordinary sharpness and truly rich colours.
This is a really beautiful bird which you have captured very well.
Thanks and looking forward to some more.

Beautiful, fabulous capture. TFS

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-01 1:46]

Hello Mayuresh. I saw this bird just next to my park. But it was too far and could not catch it. You have done it superbly. Ganesh

Hello Mayuresh, perfect shot... great composition... TFS. Regards,

Hi Mayuresh,

Awesome shot of this Coppersmith Barbet, the colours are stunning as is the detail, really well framed and composed, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

What a splash of colour. Even in small as it is...the colours dominate the image. This is one which certainly would not be hard to see if it were here anywhere....but in India you are Blessed with many birds of colours such as this...and the eyes to spot them well.

Spettacolare cattura, eccellenti POV e scelta del taglio compositivo, ottima nitidezza, meravigliosi i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-02 8:25]

Hello Mayuresh,
Lovely capture of the Coppersmith Barbet in a very nice pose. I prefer this to your previous capture of this bird. Sharp details and beautiful colours in this fine composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 19:54]

Hi Mayuresh,
Outstanding shot of this Coppersmith Barbet with such amazing colours and details. Fantastic pose captured with neat focus and precise DOF. The lighting is superb. I like your POV to portray it and the composition is top-class. Kudos.

Hi Mayuresh,
A nice capture of this beautiful barbet. Very good details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-03 8:11]

Hello Mayuresh! That's a wonderful capture of this great bord, very good sharpness and details, lovely colors and a great pose and composition, well done, thanks!


hello Mayuresh

excellent shot of this beautiful bird with his acrobatic pose,
fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent luminosity of the image,
excellent sharpness and details of the bird and the wood, TFS


Yet another superb shot, Mayuresh!Love the POV, the BG the works!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-03 21:23]

Hello Mayuresh

Excellent pov and dof.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Wonderful vivid colours.
The composition is very good.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-04 3:50]

Hi mayuresh,
excellent POV and composition, love the coluors and the DOF is spot on - great shot.

Hi Mayuresh, splendid bird in nice pose with fantastic colors, fine details and great sharpness, superb diagonal composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-09 12:23]

Hello Mayuresh,
This POV shows pretty well all that the Coppersmith >barbet has to show and you have captured him sharply and against a great OOF BG.
An excellent image of a Bird that I have wanted to photograph, but as a consolation I am taking it into my favourites.
Thank you for sharing this fine portrait of a difficult species to capture!
Best regards,

Hi Mayur

Excellent shot and a lovely pose, that is very well composed. The colours and focus are great as well. A beautiful bird!


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-07-17 1:27]

Amazins capure of this strange posture! Lovely bird ideed. Your shot has fantastic sharpness on details and beautfiul colors. Thanks for sharing.

very intresting shot. nice pose, colors, composition. tfs

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