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Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet
Photo Information
Copyright: Raja Purohit (Rajapurohit) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 46] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-25 8:13
Viewed: 4893
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A small,green barbet with brightly coloured head.Black-bordered yellow face with black malar and eye stripes,red forecrown and throat patch.Bill stout and dark.upperparts grass green,underparts paler greenish,diffusely streaked with darker green.Young birds have no red.Sexes alike.

Voice:Oft repeated tuk,tuk,tuk like small hammer on metal,hence its English name.One of India's most familiar sounds in hot season.

Size:17 cm

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-25 9:01]

Hello Raja,
A fine action shot of a Coppersmith Barbet eating fruit.
This species is not easy to photograph you you managed a good POV, great timing, nice sharpness and good use of flash to provide fine colours.
I didn't realise flash would have much effect when using 600 mm lens.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Raja,

I like the way you have shown the habitat in full, perhaps little bit of brightness could bring out more life to the image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-25 22:31]

Excellent action captured well, the barbet picking the fig, just beautiful. However, the brightness is very less and you can work on that to make this better. tfs

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-27 17:15]

A very colorful bird in a funny pose, Raja.
I really like his "whiskers".
Those figs look ripe and appetizing,
and your barbet is ready for a feast with his beak wide open.
Very nice composition of this scene,
with excellent details on the bird.
TFS. : )

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