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Rhipidura fuliginosa

Rhipidura fuliginosa
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 15:35
Viewed: 3472
Points: 34
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Scientific name: Rhipidura fuliginosa
Family: Dicruridae
Order: Passeriformes

Description: The Grey Fantail is most easily recognised by its constantly fanned tail and agile aerial twists and turns. Both sexes are similar in appearance: grey above, with white eyebrow, throat and tail edges. This species is quite inquisitive and will closely approach an observer.

Distribution: The Grey Fantail is found throughout Australia.

Habitat: The Grey Fantail is found in most treed habitats.

Seasonal movements: Appears to undergo a partial northern migration during winter.

Feeding: The Grey Fantail feeds on flying insects, which it catches by chasing them from the edge of foliage at all levels in the canopy.

Breeding: The Grey Fantail builds its nest in a thin tree-fork, unusually between 2 and 5 metres from the ground. It is made of fine grass bound together with large amounts of spider web. The bottom of the nest is drawn out into a long stem, resembling that of a wine-glass. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young when they hatch.


Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 9:26 a.m.
Date: 7th October 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/800
F-Stop: F/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam
Great shot,well captured,good job
Best regards,TFS

* Piotr *

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-15 15:56]

Hi Pam.
It's beautiful catch.That small bird is very lovely.You be him caught in beautiful position.Gorgeous composition without disturbing moment.Very good separation from background.Colours are most unpleasant and blurry background is very acceptable.
Very well done,nice work!
Thanks for sharing.
Greetings Milos

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-15 16:37]

Hi Pam

Very cute bird. I love the position and all the details in the feathers. Nice light and DOF. Excellent POV



Hello Pam,
This is another great bird shot as always. This one is a real beauty too. Excellent details, POV, composition, exposure and everything. TFS,

Hi Pam,
Very nice captured bird again. I like the pose of the bird. The black feathers are good detailed, and the background is well choosen.
Informative note too. Well done.
Regards, Ruud

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-15 21:07]

Hello Pam

A very cute little fantail.The DOF and POV are very good.The details in the plumage are excellent as always.A very good composition with lovely well saturated colours.You can almost count the individual feathers,like little brush strokes of a paintbrush.Super job.TFS


Hello Pam,
You captured very beautiful moment!!
Supurb details, excellent DOF and POV!!
Personally, I love this colours very much.
Well done, Pam.
Regards and TFS,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-12-16 0:52]

Hi Pam,
Excellent capture this cute little bird with great pov,dof,focus,blurred bg,sharpness,colors,frame and note.TFS
Have a Great Weekend,

Hello Pam, how is down under?
Nice shot of this little birdy, exxcelllent details !!!!!


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-12-16 1:58]

Hello Pam,
What a great shot! Excellent detail in the bird, the background is great. TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-16 3:02]

That is such a cute bird, Pam,
I like the sharpness of those fluffy feathers
and the well saturated colors.
Excellent light and composition.
The pose is very engaging.
Bravo and TFS. : )

bonjour pam
rien a dire la qualité est au rendez vous sur ce cliché,avec un bonne netteté et exposition.
un plumage detaillé.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-16 4:58]

Hi Pam,
Beautiful pose, composition and bird. With this frame it's an excellent picture to hang in the wall!
TFS, José M.

Very detailed closeup of this cute little birdie Pam..
Excellent exposure, color, and this POV/pose gives a great view of the "fantail" :)
Have a Merry Christmas mf.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-16 8:09]

Hello Pam,
Wonderful composition and I love the colours and the pose of the little Fantail so nicely in focus. Lovely shot!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Pam,
Another post?
And another good one.
Very good shot indeed.
Another 'again'(a not boring one though:-)!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-16 13:39]

Hello Pam,
Excellent capture.POV,lighting,DOF you managed and composition are wonderful.Have a great weekend!

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