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Ruffled !

Ruffled !
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Copyright: Murali Santhanam (smurali) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ruffled ! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-27 11:32
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all,

Could process some more of my pictures from Hesarghatta. After all the rain, there was sun-shine for a short period (Oh this Bangalore weather !). That is when I shot this picture. By this time the Blue Jay was getting familiar with my car. It allowed us close enough to take this full frame picture.

The Blue Jay looks ruffled by the thorny perch. Actually it i taking Sun Bathe.

- Murali Santhanam

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To Evelynn: Beauty Salonsmurali 1 03-28 10:59
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Hi Murali,
what a beautiful colored bird. Composition with the blurred green background is great. Sharpness and colors are very good :)
TFS Tatjana

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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-03-27 11:41]

Beautiful colours! Very sharp! I love it!

Another fine shot of this funny looking wet Roller, Murali.
Super detail and gorgeous color. Tfs Richard

Hello Murali,
Definitely photographed after the rain...:-)
Well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-27 13:41]

Hi Murali. This is a stunning Picture of this colourful bird. you have captured such fine detail and colours. a nice POV/DOF. with sharp focusing. well done TFS.

Hello Murali,
Very nice image of this lovely colorful bird. Wonderful pose colors and feather details. TFS and Regards,


I've had days like that!! It looks like it needs an appointment at the beauty salon! It is a great capture with wonderful saturated color and a gorgeous soft background. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hello Murali,
Beautiful composition of the blue Jay!
best dof with good bg colouration
the subject is in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and superb details
well done
best regards

Dear Murali, Very appropriate title. I like the background and the sticking out feathers match well with the thorny shrub perch. very well visualized and well done. with best regards.vab.

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-03-27 21:14]

Hi Mural
Wonderful shot
Lovely color
Superb sharpness and detail
Very nice composition and pose
tfs jon

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-28 6:29]

Hello Murali,
wondered what he was up to, well your note explains it. A little rain can mess up any hairdo ;-).
Great shot, the colors and details are fabulous.
Very nice BG colors to show off this ruffled bird.

Hi Murali,

Lovely image of this wonderful colored bird.
Love the soft color tones in the BG against wch the bird does stand out perfectly.
Great DOF, sharpnes and exposure due to wich feather details are most wonderful.
Perfect work. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

P/S Out of :) will be back tomorrow.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-29 2:30]

Hello Murali,
Very beautiful photo of this wet Blue Jay. Wonderful colours against a perfect contrasting BG. Great sharpness. Very good POV and DOF.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-29 11:55]

Hello Murali , Splendid shot from this bird , great colours details sharpnes compositie and bg ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Awfully sorry for my delayed reciprocation to your kind words on my Slender Skimmer picture, Murali.
You have captured this wet Blue Jay in an interesting pose. The fellow seems to be worried about its appearance :-).
Great POV, colours and sharpness.
TFS and regards.

Very good photo.
You've chosen a very good background too.

Dear Murali,
This one is a real beauty!:)
Splendid capture of this wet beauty with good sharpness and details in the plumage taken with an excellent POV and DOf. Lovely colours and contrasts. The clean blurred background accentuates the beautiful and colourful bird.Thanks for the share,
I am adding this to my favourites.:)

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