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Oriental white-eye

Oriental white-eye
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-02 1:15
Viewed: 2042
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot a month ago in Margalla Hills. It was a cloudy day and i had to adjust my camera settings. Because of its very small size (smaller than a bush tit) and quicker movements i tried to take shots in shutter priority mode but nothing proved well because of camera's limitations. The shot i am presenting here appeared reasonable to me of all the shots i had taken that day. Some details from Wikipedia:

The Oriental white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland in tropical Asia, east from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, extending to Indonesia and Malaysia. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects. They are easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish upperparts. Several populations of this widespread species are named subspecies and some have distinctive variations in the extent and shades of yellows in their plumage.

These white-eyes are sociable, forming flocks which only separate on the approach of the breeding season. They are highly arboreal and only rarely descend to the ground. The breeding season is February to September but April is the peak breeding season and the compact cup nest is a placed like a hammock on the fork of a branch. The nest is made of cobwebs, lichens and plant fibre. The nest is built in about 4 days and the two pale blue eggs are laid within a couple of days of each other. The eggs hatch in about 10 days. Both sexes take care of brooding the chicks which fledge in about 10 days.Though mainly insectivorous, the Oriental white-eye will also eat nectar and fruits of various kinds.
Thanks for viewing,
Best Regards,

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hallo Akbar
great shot of this little bird
good light and beautiful colours
sharpness and light also
thanks gr lou

Hi Akbar

Perfect image of this beautiful little bird, very nice composition, nice bokeh, very beautiful natural colors, nice lighting, nice POV.



Hi Akbar - I think it's a beautiful capture. I haven't captured this species yet. Very nice color and sharpness. Well BG too. But I think if you used DSLR here, you could easily achieved totally blurred BG. But I am glad to see that even in 1/20, you were able to get a decent one here. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes - srikumar

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2015-02-02 11:53]

Hi Akbar
Very nice small and color bird.
Good composition.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-02-02 21:42]

Hello Akbar,
Excellent shot of this Oriental white eye with incredible sharpness and details in the plumage. Perfect POV and DOF.
Thanks for the share,

Hi Akbar,
Birds not bad, a bit green, love the little writing in the corner, got to learn to do that on mine. all the best Andy Swiny

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-04 7:23]

Hi Akbar,this is very good too,just a bit grained but it was very difficult to make better in this dark light,curious and nice specie not often seen on TN.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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