What a stunning creature!
It's like the sum of several different parts into a whole new one.
Unusual colours on the plumage, as well as the form of the beak.
Great image and thanks for share it.
A nice shot of the asian bird.you have presented it so well with good details and composition.Captured at the right time with its prey,well done.
For the disappointment of the users believing that this bird has prey in its' mouth, or really should have this bill shape, it is not so. The upper mandible is deformed (the distal part is cut off - who knows for what reason but we sometimes see such thing in captive situations)
This is an immature bird. Were it to have been adult, rather than the black stripe laterally along the lower mandible, we would have a red stripe.
This is Phaenicophaeus curvirostris (Chestnut-breasted Malkoha).
Thanks for posting the whole bird, it's a beauty.
Just the right DOF with a nicely blurred BG. Very good color, exposure, details, and POV.
I did a workshop, hope you don't mind.
Well done & TFS,
Now this is my cup of tea. Magnificent capture of this charming bird. This photo is stunning, and I like the sharpness and details you got on the plumage. The metallic colouring on the feathers is really beautiful. I like the way you captured the pose showing its profile and the back of the plumage. The birdís eye is almost magnetic. Splendidly framed and presented in a delightful manner. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
My best regards.
- [2008-12-10 10:07]
Very good photo of this Chestnut-breasted Malkoha. A pity that it's missing a part of its upper beak. But the sharpness is great and the colours are very beautiful. Nice pose and POV.