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Wet in August Rain

Wet in August Rain
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 9:41
Viewed: 3054
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are the fledglings of Red-Vented Bulbul(Pycnonotus cafer) in their nest. Some three years back I was able to take this shot of the nest in a bougainvillea climber in natural light on a rainy day in August. The chicks and the nest were both wet and I took the shot when both the parents were away. The setting was govt. Degree College, Tank where I taught English to the students. Those were the good days. The shot is not of high quality as is the standard of TN but I hope friends will appreciate an earlier effort...once again wish all of you a happy new year...thanks.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6554 W: 89 N: 15641] (65421)
  • [2009-12-30 9:53]

Hi Syed,finally a very very good pic! It's very hard work in this terrible backglight whit the nest in a full shadow..and you work at the best to show us what happen's inside the nest.Excellent composition and sharpness too,you're on the right way!I wish you all the best for the new year coming,and thanks for your work on TN ! Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-30 10:55]

Hi Syed,
Bird's nest, nestling in the ...
Light use, composition, color and detail are beautiful.
Best wishes,

Hello Syed,
Great shot with this interesting nest and the inhabitans.
Lovely composition with good light and clarity.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-30 12:26]

Hello Abid,
I have never seen the nest of a Red-vented Bulbul before, though I have seen the species several times in India.
This ia a fine capture showing the siting, construction and size of the nest occupied by three chicks.
The sharpness and exposure are fine and the details clearly seen from a fine POV.
Thanks and all the best,

Ciao Abid, lovely view of nice nest with cute inhabitants, intersting note, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-30 12:57]

Wonderful capture, very sharp details ,great colors!
Have a wonderful 2010

Hello Syed,
a very beautiful capture of this nest with three chicks, a very good quality of this interesting picture taken in natural light, very nice composition with a beautiful environment.
I wish you a Happy New Year.
Ciao Maurizio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-30 13:14]

Hello Syed,
An excellent idea of what was in 2009.
Beautiful capture, congratulations.
I wish a happy New Year full of joy and good health!
Best regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-30 16:18]

Hi Syed,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,details,sharpness and composition a lot.I wish Happy and Healty New Year for you and your family!
Thanks for posting..

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 90] (9776)
  • [2009-12-30 20:33]

Ya Hussain,
It is an opportunity to shoot such shot, what I think of climbing of tree to this level and keep steady for shutter speed of 1/8 sec.
Well shot, crisp sharpness and perfect composed.


I wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2010!

Dear Syed,

I try to visualise you climbing the bougainvillea - getting hooked by the thorns - looking out for the parents and taking a photograph at the same time...

No wonder, our partners think we are crazy...

We get many nests in the Bougainvilleas in our garden - and I have no doubt - this being a GOOD site i.e. the vicious thorns stopping the snakes! However the bushes are so thick, that one cannot see any baby birds.

The open mouth in the back of the nest is compelling! The natural colours making it really a documentary, and I add your interesting photo to my theme "Animal Behaviour".

hello Abid

beautiful photo of these Red-Vented Bulbul chicks
in their nest, very fine POV to show them, fine focus
sharpness and details of the chicks and of their nest,



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