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Ashy Tailorbird

Ashy Tailorbird
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-10 3:49
Viewed: 5613
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ashy Tailorbird – Orthotomus ruficeps
Size : 12 cm. This is a skittish little bird that hops around bushes feeding on small insects. This was taken at Kuala Selangor – Selangor, Malaysia. The described habitat is mangrove, coastal scrub and peatswamps, rarely inland jungles which is spot on to its location.
Exposure details : 1/200 f/8 ISO400 EV+2/3 Flash -3

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Hi Phil

Lovely composition. Good catchlight in the eye. Colours are well saturated and the overall image is excellent. :-)

great compo and lifely posture of the bird

Hello Phil,
Wow! Great sharpness and details.Good composition. I like the pose too. TFS,

G’day Phil Beautiful image. Excellent exposure and DOF. Well done!
TFS Paul

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2007-05-10 9:13]

Hi Phil, very good sharp photo of a difficult subject, excellent composition, Juan

Hi Phil,
My former statement: "I just do not like flash".
But I have to admit; your images are extraordinary and your fill flash is fine...though a trained eye can detect there's more than natural light involved; the latter doesn't mean this is a nit...on the contrary it is a technique well applied.
Not a lot of noise to detect with your 2/3 overexposure...
Great background; just a bit darker than the subject.
Well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-10 12:16]

Hello Phil,
Great shot. Beautiful light and BG. Very sharp and good composition.
TFS, Peter

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-10 15:25]

Hi Phil
Excellent capture.Sharp image and beautiful colors.Good POV & very nice BG blur.
TFS Michel

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-11 8:52]

Hi Phil,
Very nicely composed image. The pose, colors, focus, sharpness, details and exposure handling is very good. Well done and TFS

hi Phil,
excellent composition. very good dof. i liked the eye of the bird clearly looking at the camera. infact the flash can also be seen reflected in the eye. TFS.

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