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1st year in TN - Thanks to TN Friends

1st year in TN - Thanks to TN Friends
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-08 2:49
Viewed: 7300
Points: 52
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Thanks to ALL My Friends in TN. The support, encouragement, helps, tips, ideas, critiques , comments etc are very very much appreciated. All are great ideas and they well noted and I hope it will hatch into a brilliant production and presentation in nature photography. Thanks a lot and you are wonderful people whom I really like to meet one day...god willingly.

I shot this one with a monopod in the bushes at my small plot ( really small ! ) of land given by my father. I heard the sound of this fantail. I saw a pair of them circling the tall ginger plant. There i saw a nest. Upon checking there were two lovely eggs. So i waited for half an hour and shot a few to get the best. There were mosquitoes and red ants too. This is the best shot that i can present to celebrate my first year with TN.
Hopefully all my TN friends will like it.

The Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) - From wiki

The Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) is a species of bird in the Rhipiduridae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Fantails are small insectivorous birds of southern Asia and Australasia belonging to the genus Rhipidura in the family Rhipiduridae. Most of the species are about 15 to 18 cm long, specialist aerial feeders, and named as "fantails", but the Australian Willie Wagtail, is a little larger, and though still an expert hunter of insects on the wing, concentrates equally on terrestrial prey.

The true wagtails are part of the genus Motacilla in the family Motacillidae and are not close relatives of the fantails.

The fantails are small bodied (11.5-21 cm long) birds with long tails; in some species the tail is longer than the body and in most the tail is longer than the wing.[1] When the tail is folded it is rounded at the end, but when spread in display or aerial foraging it has a characteristic fan shape that gives the family its name.

Fantails adopt a hunched horizontal posture most of the time, with the wings drooped and held away from the body and the tail half cocked. There are some exceptions to this, particularly the Northern Fantail of New Guinea and the Cockerell's Fantail of the Solomon Islands, which have a more upright posture reminiscent of the monarch flycatchers.

The wings of fantails are tapered and have sacrificed speed for agility, making fantails highly efficient at catching insect prey. Overall the fantails are strong fliers, and some species can undertake long migrations, but the thicket-fantails (Sooty Thicket-fantail, White-bellied Thicket-fantail and Black Thicket-fantail) are very weak fliers, and need to alight regularly.

The bills of fantails are typical for aerial insect eating birds, being flat and triangular. The gape is surrounded by two rows of rictal bristles which are long, often as long as the bill.The bills of most species are fairly weak, limiting fantails to softer insects, although the more terrestrial Willie Wagtail has a relatively stronger bill.

The plumage of most fantails shows some variation, most species are relatively uniform with some markings.[1] A few species, such as the Rennell Fantail, have uniform plumage, while others have striking if sombre patterns. The colours of most species are greys, blacks, whites and browns, although a few species have yellow or even striking blue feathers. In most species there is no sexual dimorphism in plumage; the notable exception being the Black Fantail of New Guinea where the male has all-over black plumage and the female is almost entirely rufous. In a few species, such as the New Zealand race of the Grey Fantail (sometimes elevated to a full species), there exist two colour morphs, the common pied morph and the rarer black morph (which is most common on the South Island).[

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Many happy returns of the day, Foozi!
You have made invaluable contribution to TN in the past one year in the form of lovely pictures of the exotic flora and fauna of your nature rich country.
May the second year bring you greater success and satisfaction!

The Fantail roosting in its nest looks very relaxed in this very sharp and crisp image. It is fantastic close-up picture that suits the occasion of your first anniverary here on TN very well.
Best regards.

Hi Foozi!

Congratulations for your first anniversary. I hope that there will be a lot of others in the future! I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your appreciated and valuable contribution on TN. You celebrate your anniversary with an unusual picture. I like the bird's position and expression very much.

Kind regards


Hello Foozi! Wonderful bird, amazing portrait. Good sharp. Well done!

Congratulations Foozi, I'm sure the time has gone very quickly!
This is a wonderful close-up showing fine details of the sitting bird and the nest.
I particularly like the light refection in the eye which gives the bird a very alert appearance.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-08 3:56]

Hi Foozi,just thanks at you and your fantastics pics...your different way to show the nature was one of the best things on TN in the last year!! Have a nice day,Luciano

hello Foozi

congratulations to your first TN anniversary,

excellent close-up photo of the Pied Fantail at his nest,
shot with fine frontal POV, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, and i love
the colour tones of the background, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-08 4:41]

Hello Foozi,
Congratulations on completing your first year on TN!
You celebrate the occasion with a fine capture of a Pied Fantail on her nest, a fine frame-filling frontal POV showing the turned head with excellent sharpness and lighting and great eye contact.
Well done Foozi and I look forward to your continued activity on TN for years to come!
Many thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-08 4:43]

Hi Foozi.
Also my warm congratulations. Your participation in TN is very pleased for us and gives us many nice pictures, useful notes comments and kind comments. You have shared at this day so attractive and cute picture. Its subject is simply sweet. Nice close-up with very good details of the nest and its owner and pleasantly coloured and smoothed BG. By best wishes for next year.
Yours Alexei.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-08 5:03]

Hello Foozi
Good work. Well done.

Hello Foozi,
A fine and lovely catch of this pretty bird with fine sharpness and detail. Also congratulation for your firs anniversarry on TN.
Kind regards,

Hi Foozi
Wonderful picture of this beautiful bird...
Very nice composition and good catch....
Congratulations on your anniversary!
thanks for share this wonderful catch and previos ones....
Kind regards,

Salam aleykum habibi Foozi
Congratulations cordially on your first anniversary. Inshallah we will see your great posts here for many years. I like to thanks to TN that by the way, I know you and many friends.
This is very nice shot for beautiful Pied Fantail on nest and nice selection to celebrate. Terima kasih. Selamat malam, my friend.

happy birthday Foozi
I wish you good photographic travels

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-08 11:00]

Hello Foozi,
Although I never react on nest shots (disturbance), I made an exception to congratulate you. Hope to see a lot of your lovely photos in the next year.

Hello Foozi,

Great work done, accolades for your contributions made here on TN, they are important.

The bird seems relaxed and wary too :)
Nice shot.


Ciao amico Foozi, congratulations for your first year on TN, thanks for all your splendid photo, this one is a fantastic capture of cute little bird in the nest, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi, great shot of this lovely bird with wonderful details. Congrats on your first anniversary too.
TFS and greetings,

Hello Foozi, congratulations! and thanks a lot for all contributions to us like this beautifully photograped shot.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-04-08 13:17]

Hello Foozi,
congratulations for your first year on TN.
Excellent capture.POV,pose of bird,simple BG and composition are wonderful.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Foozi
congratulation for your first year on TN
a great shot of this pied fantail sitting in his nest he, have a nice look
beutiful colors and sharpness
Greetings Jacqueline

Hi and Good Morning MF Foozi,
A lovely and excellent shot of this nested beauty from frontal pov. Perfectly composed and focussed shot with excellent neat details. CONGRATULATIONS! on your 1st anniversary on TN and thanks for all MF! More years with together!
All the best! Have a nice day!

Congratulations Foozi! I wish you the very best here.

This photo is so endearing, so well chosen. Lovely bird in the nest. Good lighting and focus.

TFS, and best wishes to you.


Hello Foozi,
this is very beautiful picture. I like composition, pose, colours, sharpness. And congratulations for your first anniversary.

TFS, best regards,

Don't disturb!!!!

Hello Foozi! Beautiful picture of this cute little bird. Great contrast and sharpness. Thanks for your contribution to this community! And your motivation and inspiration to the starters like me.

hello Foozi
thanks for your picture's
great show you have send to TN
greeting lou

Hi Foozi,
We're all very happy You're here, You became a very serious part of the community. Congratulations for Your debut year (and for this nice photo, of course), and we all wish another at least 100 years for You here. :)
Thanx for being here, friendly regards from Hungary, László

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