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Rainbow-bearded Thornbill

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-30
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Hummingbirds - Colibris - Oiseaux-mouches, Birds of South America, Birds of Ecuador [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-06 3:43
Viewed: 5856
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of this beautiful bird. While looking at the photos I found out that the rainbow-beard looks best in this one.

The previous posts;

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (male)
Chalcostigma herrani
Photographed in Yanacocha Reserve in the Cloudforest on the slopes of Volcan Pichincha, at around 3500 mt altitude. This is the male.

Class AVES
Species Authority (DeLattre & Bourcier, 1846)

This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 76,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as 'uncommon' in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
*Source: Birdlife International

Distribution Status in Latin America:
Native- Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Weather conditions: Cloudy and foggy
Exposure Time: 1/250
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 400 mm
Date Taken: 2007-04-30 11:02
Flash: Flash fired

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Hi Selen,
what a fine capture of this colourful bird. Must be a delight to see the many different birds of this parts of south america.
Cheers, Jacob

Hi Selen,
Nice shot, well focused, nice DoF, neat BG.


Selen merhaba,
Biyolojik çeşitlilik açısınsan oldukça zeengin bir bölgedesin. Güzel çekim tekniğin de buna eklenince böylesine güzel fotoğraflar çıkıyor ortaya. Tebrikler. Mustafa

Günaydın derinlik ve renkler güzel ilginç bir kuş ellerine saglık Selen

Hi Selen,

Great shot, I really like it , thanks for sharing.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-06 6:08]

Hi Selen

Another nice shot - good colours and DOF. The BG is great also.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-06 8:46]

Hello Selen,
This one is so cute! I love the glistening feathers and the colours are fabulous. I think the beard looks more like a smart red tie! Great capture!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Selen.
Hes a hard case looking character, looks like he has a mow-hawke hair style. Lovely colours in his feathers, quite iridesent and amazing colour under his beak. The flash has helped bring the colour out, lovely image.

New Zealand

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-06 10:54]

Hello Selen,
Very beautiful colours and a very sharp photo. Good focus and DOF.

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2007-06-06 11:00]

Hola Selen un ave muy llamativa. Está de lujo entre las ramitas. Muy buen POV y DOF. Me gusta mucho. Gracias por compartir. Un saludo

José Luis

Hi Selen,
Another jewel with wings and feathers that you've captured nicely. Details, textures, colours and frontal POV are superb. Majestic job

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-06 13:08]

Hello Selen,
Nice shot of the Rainbow-crested Thornbill showing the male sharply in its colourful finery.
The busy leafy Bg is blurred enough to highlight the hummingbird.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-06 14:54]

Hi Selen,
It' great! Wonderful shot of this bird. Great pose, very good POV. Fantastic colours!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-06-06 16:05]

Merhaba Selen hanım,
renkleri, detay ve netliği ile çok güzel bir fotoğraf, ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-06 16:20]

Hola Selen,
original captura,
interesante pov,
colores y plumaje preciosos,
bello trabajo,

merhaba Selen,
Sayende yakinen tanıdığımız Sakallı Kolibri'nin güzel bir pozu. netlik ve detaylar çok güzel. başarılı bir kompoziyon. gözlerdeki yansıma daha öncekilerde de dikkatimi çekmişti. sanırıyorum türün özelliği. eline sağlık, selamlar

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-06 23:12]

Hello Selen

The colours are super.They glow! Excellent POV and DOF.The eye contact is very good.Amazing detail in the plumage.TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-07 12:11]

Merhaba Selen,
Bu arkadaşı da ilk defa görüyorum.Işık,renkler ve kuşun pozu çok güzel.Ellerine sağlık!

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-06-07 18:54]

Merhaba Selen,
It's pretty for sure and the eyes are really something special. It's always great to see it.
I must say that the frontal view of the male thornbill shows the colors better. Technically excellent. Hosçakal,

Merhaba Selen, sayende bu değişik kuşu gördük. Çok beğendim eline sağlık

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