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Noisy Miner

Noisy Miner
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-13 12:43
Viewed: 3044
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Manorina melanocephala
Noisy Miners range from northern Queensland along the eastern coast to South Australia and Tasmania.

The Noisy Miner is a bold and curious bird. It is identified by its mostly grey body and black crown and cheeks. The bill is yellow, as are the legs and the naked skin behind the eye.
It feeds on nectar, fruits and insects. Very occasionally they will eat small reptiles and amphibians. Food is either taken from trees or on the ground. In keeping with its highly social nature, the Noisy Miner usually feeds in large groups.

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Hi Les,

A splendid looking bird, well taken, showing excellent detail and colours. It seems as though it is thinking from its expression.
Nice natural background.
TFS regards Bill.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-13 13:23]

Hi Les,
Superb work ..
Great shot of this Noisy Miners. Excellent sharpness and nice composition on the the natural environment.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-13 14:04]

Hi Les,a very bright light and a beautiful composition,looks a bit like a Xmas postcard...ehehehhe...great exposure on this hard light and precious plumage details,a rare guest of this gallery,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-03-13 14:09]

Hi Les
perfect sharpness om bird, very nice natural framing

Hello Les. This is such a great capture of this miner captured in beautiful details. The plant adds flavor in this well framed image with excellent tonal contrast and lighting.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Hello Les,
beautiful picture.
great light and colour. very sharp with great composition.
very nice capture of this Noisy Miner with very natural condition.
best wishes,

Hi Les,
interesting bird in nice light conditions. Very good pose. Excellent composition.
Have a nice day,

照的很清晰 光線亮麗溫和
鳥很可愛 羽毛更是美麗

Hello Les,
great capture of this bird with good sharpness and nice details like the yellow part around ist eye. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-14 5:57]

Hello Les,
When we were in NSW it was surprising to see how fearless the Noisy Miner was compared to other passerines. Maybe you came close to get this shot and it's a fine one with sharp details and natural colours in great lighting against a neutral BG.
Thanks for this nice reminder,

Hallo Les
this is a very nice picture with good details good light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-14 9:22]

Hello Les,
Beautiful photo of this Noisy Miner in splendid light, good sharpness and an excellent composition.

Wonderful portrait of this miner! Well seen and well taken.
best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-15 6:31]

Good image of this bird which is new to me. tfs.

Hello Les!
Thanks for your kind critique on my fresh butterfly image.
Noisy Miner is a new bird for me, so I'm thrilled to see it in your brilliant capture of it.
Outstanding focus on the eye. Despite the foliage obstructing the view partially, it is a lovely image of this bird.

Hello Les

Excellent close-up photo of this species of
Australian bird, fine POV, DOF and framing,
very beautiful light, great focus, sharpness,
and details, the catch-light enhance the photo
by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Hello Les
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with good composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.

Bonjour Les,
Bonne composition valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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