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Pied Currawong II

Pied Currawong  II
Photo Information
Copyright: Murray Lines (mlines) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50 D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 15:27
Viewed: 3236
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pied Currawong is quite a common bird around the edge of Sydney bush. It looks much like a large blackbird, but has white flashes underneath and on the tail as seen here. This one is sitting in a gum tree.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-07 22:21]

Hi Murray

I think you did a suitable job to balance the obvious bright reflections of the white bark on the gum tree versus the dark textures of this black bird. There is sufficient visible detail of the subject and even there the balance between the white areas and the black areas expose good lighting control. That yellow eye is "eye catching" and I am amazed at the size of this birds beak compared to the dimension of its head.

The composition is pleasing with the framing to the tree trunk on the right and the bird occupying the free space on the left.

Well done and TFS.

quiet a good shot, but for me the picture is too grey and there are not enough colours and contrast.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-08 5:12]

Hi Murray.
I dream to picture this species but I cannot do it yet. Your picture is very nice, with excellent DOF and details of the tree, branches, leaves and bird. Exposure is not far from excellent considering the contrast colouration of the species. However, colours and contrast would be improved a bit I suppose. TFS and best wishes.

Hello Murray
a beautiful capture of this Pied Currawong, very sharp details and superb pose of the bird
wonderful compositon with the tree stem on the right and the leaves in the BG
Have a good night

Hello Murray, you have done a decent job on a difficult subject as there is little detail in the dark feathers,however the pose of the bird captures its character perfectly.Well done.
Regards Les

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