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Black headed Munia

Black headed Munia
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Copyright: Rathika Ramasamy (radz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikon Telephoto AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D E
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Fav Birdshots. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-03 22:06
Viewed: 4909
Points: 48
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Black-headed Munia(Lonchura atricapilla )Taken last weekend...

Shutter speed:1/60
Aperture :F/8
Ttripod :Yes.
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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-07-03 22:26]


Rathika, it looks like a painting!!

great pic, the frame is needless, TFS ori

Cool shot here Rathika

Contrasts really well with that yellow-green background. Well composed and I;m glad you resisted the temptation to crop. Here we see the finch in their environment.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-04 0:47]

Hi Rathika,
Lovely pose and a beautiful composition. Your POV and the colors are very good. TFS.
Best wishes,

hi arthika,
very nice capture, i liked the way you have composed this shot, the light bg gives nice contrast to the object, very good pose, sharp image with good details, simple but effective framing,
well done as usual,
tfs & regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-04 2:01]

Rathika, Very very nice shot and lovely frame. The focus is spot on and also the POV. Excellent composition and what a pose the bird is in? Ganesh

It's a beautiful bird, I like it so much.
Namaste Rathika, again such an impressive shot, I also like the BG, nothing is disturbing from his beauty, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Rathika,
Just a note on the Common Name and Taxonomy of this bird. The presence of this bird at Okhla is rather surprising. The normally ranging race of all birds formerly associated with the pre-split Lonchura malacca at Okhla should be race rubronigra which is not this bird (rubronigra looks like race atricapilla - ranging in India only in the northeast and neither of these races has the white breast and flanks shown here). So, this is the now accepted split species Lonchura malacca (Black-headed or Tricolored Munia). If one does not want to accept the split of atricapilla (and all races associated to this latter), then this is Lonchura malacca malacca (Black-headed Munia).

Hi Rathika,

Nice picture, the strong back light and the shadow filled in by reflected light has given this photo the look of a watercolor painting. TFS, Anil

Hi Rathika
The picture is so smooth, almost painting-like
Really great withe lovely compo

Hi rathika,
wonderful and marvellous shot,very well composed,bg is too good

A nice grab. Decent composition - the blurred light green backdrop well balanced with the straw colour twig. The contrust colour of the bird (I know it did n't posed for you)placed on the top left imaginative square balanced the whole colours and composition.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-04 8:39]

Hello Rathika,
Very nice capture of this interesting bird.Simple BG,framing,catch light in eyes and composition are wonderful.


Lovely background letting the bird and the plant stand out clearly. Looks like the Munia is building nest somewhere. Great capture.

- Murali Santhanam

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-04 10:18]

Hello Rathika,
Beautiful shot of a Black-headed Munia in a fine and simple composition. Amazingly sharp for such low shutter speed. Lovely light contrasting BG.
Very nice indeed!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi rathika,

A lovely composed pic , perfect framing , This guy has sat on a perch which really gets this pic a different POV and attention and with a perfect BG for such dark coloured birds.



Hi Rathika

Another spectacular bird picture ... theres an almost unreal clarity and its a great pose.


Be back

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-07-04 12:16]

Hello Rathika,
What a great composition! The contrasts in this photo work very well. The colours are very special. The bird has a very nice pose.

Hi Rathika,
I really like your choice of composition and framing on this shot. Aspot on exposure in the soft light has produced excellent colors and sharp detail. A beautiful OOF backround. Nice work here.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-04 20:32]

Hello Rathika

I really like the simple composition.It is very artistic looking.The focus is spot on with excellent detail.The lighting and colours are beautiful.TFS


Such an interesting composition.That long grass in it's beak is a real compliment.
That soft background highlights the details of the bird so well.

One day you might tell me your plus and minus between the D2X and 200.

Hi Rathika,
Great timing in recording this moment. Nice crisp clear and very attractive image. Very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-07 0:22]

Hi Rathika,
Outstanding shot of this Munia with superb colours and immaculate sharpness. I like the shape of the stem and the pose the Munia presents. The whitish neutral BG highlights the subjects well. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-13 16:22]

Hello Rathika,
this is a wonderful composition, the soft BG shows off this wonderful bird without any distraction. Gorgeous colors combination and fabulous action in this lovely shot.
Very well done.

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