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Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-30 19:11
Viewed: 1935
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
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Coppersmith Barbet
The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala indica), indica (Latham, 1790) is found in the Indian Subcontinent form northeastern Pakistan and extends into Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Several former subspecies from India are synonymized into indica. This is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer.
Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest.
This species of barbet is found to overlap in range with several larger barbets in most of South Asia. In the Western Ghats, it partly overlaps with the Malabar Barbet which is of a very similar size but having a more rapid call.
The red forehead, yellow eye-ring and throat patch with streaked underside and green upperparts, it is fairly distinctive. Juveniles are duller and lack the red patches. The sexes are alike. The Sri Lankan form has more black on the face, more red on the breast and darker streaks on the underside.

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Hello Samiran Da,
Beautiful picture of this Barbet.I haven't seen this species in our area.Nice colour.BG looks beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-03-31 2:17]

Hi Samiran,
Fantastic beautiful bird ..
Beautiful natural colours and a nice pose with eye contact.
Best wishes,

Hi Samiran,
a really nice portrait of this colourful bird in great clarity and sharpness. Thanks for sharing

An adorable image of this beautifully coloured Barber from your archives, Mr Nandy. I wonder why you held back this masterpiece of a nature picture until now.
Perfect light conditions to capture this lovely bird; there is nothing out of place here. Amazing DOF that makes the composition a work of art.
Thanks and regards.

lovely composition. sharp colors n details. lighting is too good.
very colourful bird...tfs


Hi Samiran,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗 非常的美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-03-31 7:00]

Hi Samiran,
Very nice shot of this nice colored bird. Gorgeous light and colours with sharpness details. Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Samiran Bhai,

Hope life is good. One amazing photo after another, I wonder at the consistency with which you are posting top class images here on TN. Full marks, sir....smile!
This is simply superb in every way and I am all praise, TFS, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Samiran da,

Wonderful photo from you!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-31 8:32]

Hello Samiran,
Fantastic photo of this Coppersmith Barbet in great sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful saturated bright colours. Attractive pose. Nice smooth background and an excellent composition.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-03-31 11:38]

Shalom Samiran,

THis a most beautiful bird, expertly captured with the finest details and colors.

Well done!


Bonsoir Samiran,
Trčs belle publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely bird, fantastic colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear Samiran!
Fantastic species and capture my Friend!!!
Superb compo,wonderful light and bright colours.Excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-31 13:56]

Hi Samiran,very very bright capture of this beautiful barbet,the colors are fantastics and what a plumage details too,great work,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran

Great close-up photo of the Coppersmith Barbet in its expressive pose,
with a beautiful lateral light, fine POV and framing, excellent focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2014-04-17 12:34]

Hi Samiran,
amazing photo indeed, I have never seen this bird before !
Wonderful lighting, warm colors, lovely composition !
Well done !
Best regards !

Hi Samiran,
Another colorful, perfectly composed photo in your collection with awesome pose of the model. Sharpness is excellent, as well as lights, colors and depth of field. But technical details are nothing without the composition itself - and yours is second to none. Extremely pleasant view. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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