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Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)

Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-19 4:15
Viewed: 2120
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The Common Waxbill is often noted for its distinctive call. When the viewer looking for the source of sound, often sees a number of "dots" to pass at high speed. this tiny bird, originally from Africa, was one of the first non-native bird species to establish a wild population of birds Portugal. Small granívora much smaller than a sparrow. It can be easily recognized by the thick bright red beak, which is the feature that draws the most attention. Also the mask, that extends behind the eye is bright red tone. The rest of the plumage is dominated by the brown upper and the wings, while the belly has red tones.
Source: avesdeportugal.info

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Joao, this is a great shot of this little bird. Good sharpness, detail and POV.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-19 6:13]

Hello Joao,
Very nice photo of this Common Waxbill. Beautiful warm colours, also in the blurred background. Good sharpness and composition.

Hello Joao,
a very nice picture of this Common Waxbill.
The colours of the bird is beautiful and so are the pattern.
I like the composition and the blurred BG, the bird stand out well.
About the sharpness; to be frank it could be much sharper, you using
great camera equipment.

Best regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-19 8:45]

Hi Joao!
Nice portrait of thid cute bird. Very good focusing and beautiful warm colours.
Excellent DOF.
Well composed: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-19 9:57]

Hello Joao,
beautiful capture with excellent sharpness and splendid colours; great POV and perfect contrast with a nice clean background. Very well done!

Hello Joao
Excellent, excellent POV, great sharpness and contrast, beautiful natural colors.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-02-19 13:59]

Joao, This is a pretty picture of a pretty bird. It is sharp and well defined. If you could control it I would like the background to be just a little lighter. I do like the POV.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-19 18:16]

Hello Joao,
What an attractive shot of this beautifully marked red masked bird. The coloring of it's plumage is simply stunning to view. Nicely composed shot with excellent detail and just the right exposure. Great work!!

Ciao J.E. Beuatiful colours and details against the blurred Bg. Very good compo.


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