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Scaly-breasted munia


Scaly-breasted munia
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-09-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-20 19:02
Viewed: 291
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The scaly-breasted munia or spotted munia (Lonchura punctulata), known in the pet trade as nutmeg mannikin or spice finch, is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia. A species of the genus Lonchura, it was formally described and named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Its name is based on the distinct scale-like feather markings on the breast and belly. The adult is brown above and has a dark conical bill. The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-21 1:49]

Hi Biswarup,a lovely couple of these colorful spotted munia,perfect capture made in an excellent sharpness despite the difficult light. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Biswarup,
Nice composition... however, a pity you had to overcrop the image so sharpness has gone, and the background became surprisingly noisy. Knowing this camera well I see no reason for high ISO (250) usage in this scenario, especially on a photo made with 21x optical zoom. Another advice would be purchasing a good software, like Photoshop, as the re-sized image needs to be re-sharpened in order to achieve the best result, which is completely missing here. Anyway, because the HX400V offers really a lot, as it's a fantastic bridge camera, I wish you the best of luck for your future experiments.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-22 0:56]

Thank you for sharing these birds, they are new for me.
Also thankyou for the information about them.
Saludos.

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