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Blue-throated Barbet

Blue-throated 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/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-07 6:14
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Scientific name: Megalaima asiatica
Family: Capitonidae
Order: Piciformes
Class: Aves
Physical Characteristics:
The Blue-throated Barbet received its name because its throat, chin, and both sides of its head are blue in color. The bird's forehead is crimson colored and the majority of the remainder of its body is a grass green color. Black bristles surround the barbet’s beak.
The Blue-throated Barbet's body size averages about nine inches in length. Both males and females are the same color and have the same markings. The males tend to be a little bit larger than the females.
Distribution and habitat:
The Blue-throated Barbet can be found in the forests of India, Pakistan, Burma, and the surrounding areas. They can also be found in the lower elevations of the Himalayan mountains. Sometimes these birds are even be found in populated areas, especially people's gardens. The barbets get their name from the bristles that fringe their heavy bills
Blue-throated Barbets tend to associate with one another in small groups. They sometimes gather in large groups of 30-40 birds when feeding off a large food source, such as a pile of fruit, and during the winter season. Hostility between the birds is common during these large gatherings. Blue-throated Barbets are often less vocal during the winter months than they are during the summer months. A barbet can call up to thirty times in one minute. When one barbet starts to call, another usually immediately answers it.
The Blue-throated Barbet's diet consists mainly of fruit but can also include berries, figs, and occasionally insects. Barbets nest in the trunks and branches of trees. They either peck a hole in the tree with their tough beak or make use of an abandoned woodpecker hole. Their nesting holes are located at least 8 feet off the ground.
Breeding and Nesting:
Barbets have been known to use the same nesting spot year after year, either by the same barbet that built the nest or a different barbet. The breeding season of the barbet lasts from March to July. Barbets usually lay 3-4 eggs at a time. The eggs are white in color. Both parents share equally in the care of the young.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-07 6:23]

Hello Samiran,
What a nice pose of this barbet. Excellent sharpness and details. It's perched in the shadow, so a bit dark, but the colours look natural.

Hi Samiran!
Superb shot of this barbet in great sharpness. Very good lateral POV; beautiful blurred BG and fine natural colors. I guess you smoothed some portion of barbet's tail while applying the smoothing tool on leaves/twigs causing obstruction.
Best Regards,

You were keeping back this masterpiece of a picture, Mr Nandy. Thanks for releasing it from your archives for our pleasure now.
This is a flawless and brilliant image of this colourful Barbet.
Amazing DOF and superb management of ambient light.
Well done and thanks for sharing this great image.
Goes into my favourites right away!

Hello Samiran,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
這各角度很特別 也很棒 我喜歡
光線亮麗 整體都很清楚
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • Adelia (0)
  • [2014-04-07 10:33]
  • [+]

Not good attempt to reduce light from BG...subject's also lost its light and color..PITY

Hello Samiran Da,
I saw two same Barbet in our Guava Tree today,but due to low light I couldn't captured.You captured it very Well.Details and colour is really beautiful.I like BG too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,
Good Night,

Hi Samiran, Excellent shot with stunned sharpness and great DOF. Beautiful diagonal line which provides elegance to the composition. Thank for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-07 15:39]

Hi Samiran,excellent capture of this interesting specie with the usual great quality of details and colors,i like the point of view too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

You got a wonderful moment for your shot. Great pose and look and very sharp pic.
thanks for showing this nice bird

Bonsoir Samira,
Trčs belle valorisation du sujet sous une bonne profondeur de champ et dans une belle lumičre.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Samiran

Excellent photo of this bird with its expressive pose and glance,
fine lateral POV obtaining its eye-contact, great contrast, TFS


Hi Samiran,
I don't know, where you are now, but I miss you and your great photos... This is a good one also, lights are absolutely fine to me, while sharpness can't even be better, as well as DoF. If I were you I cropped more from the top, bottom and right + a very few from left also to off-center the bird a little more, but the original composition is spectacular, too. Although the watermark is pointless and ridicculous in my opinion, everything else is top notch on the image.
Best regards, László

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