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Preening Babblers

Preening Babblers
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals' Behavior, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 4:08
Viewed: 3292
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pair of preening common babblers (Turdoides caudatus) in my backyard garden. This is the first time I have noticed this behavior in these birds (it could have just passed me by!), but I believe inter-individual preening in some bird species happens during the breeding season. Common babblers are fairly common human commensals in much of the plains of India.

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Hi Ravi,
Very lowely couple. Well done.

Hello Ravi,
Nice to see your posting again!
Good exposure and focus with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
well composed and thanks for the notes

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-09-19 17:29]

Hola Ravi. Bella foto de este par de enamorados pajarillos. Exelente momento logrado. Luis52.

Hi Ravi,
Lovly capture:) TFS, Greeteings, Bayram

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-27 23:34]

Hi Ravi,
Pose you captured is lovely. And the birds are so cute. Good POV, timing and composition
Best wishes,

Cute moment captured Ravi,
Well focused with nice detail and a good POV.
Really like a shot when it can show interaction like this one :)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 21:56]

Hello Ravi

A very good capture of these two preening Common Babblers.
The details and focus is sharp.
I love the eye detail and eye contact.
Very good POV.


Hi Ravi,
They are very cute fellows that I have never saw before :) I like this eye contact, the fluffiness of their feathers and this action you captured :) This is a cute post! Thanks,

So heartwarming, so sweet. A tender moment in life.

Hi Ravi
I am glad I found in your portfolio this good preening example for my theme "Animals' Behaviour"
These two are very cute and much gentler than some ruffians eg Macaws.

Good sharp details and natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,
All the best for next week,

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