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Chorus for Annick

Chorus for Annick
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): posts with a difference [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-29 1:45
Viewed: 3138
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-Whiskered bulbul's babies. But Ivan mentioned yesterday that there might be some parasite. Don't know I have a lot of observations to make.

I have taken every major precaution steps in capturing this one. It is only one shot and it came out well I think.

Hi Annick,
Now you know what is inside the nest.

I am dedicating this post to Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden). For his interest to find out what is inside the nest.

The good news is they are growing fast and I think within one week ore so they will be ready to fly.

I have managed to take some more shots. I will be posting them soon.

Another thing is does this composition complies rules of the thirds????

Hope everybody likes this one.

Thank you very much for viewing.

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Hi Haraprasan,
Well this is the secret revealed. Nice shot. With noises and parents nearby, you must have a lot of pressure in taking this shot. Very well done and seen.

A technically superb capture, HP.
The little ones are apparently very hungry.
They look so helpless at this stage.
I hope you will keep your photographic intervention into this Bulbul family to the minimum.
Good that you took only one shot.
Keep it to one when you record their next stage of growth and so on.
TFS and all the best.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-29 4:19]

Hello Haraprasan,
I was wrong about the parasitisation: this is a fine capture of three young Red-whiskered Bulbul nestlings taken from a fine POV and with fine sharpness and colours to reveal their gaping mouths.
Thanks for sharing this fine image,

Helllo My dear friend Haraprasan,
Lovely and splendid shot of these Red-Whiskered bulbul's babies with superb clarity, DOF and POV my friend. TFS and Regards,

What an amazing post, HP!
You've got so much detail in this and the POV is excellent!
Thank you!

Hello Haraprasan,

Excellent picture of these hungry babies. Very good POV, DOF, and sharpness. Great light and colours.

That answered my question!

A great shot...what precious little creatures!

Hello Haraprasan,
Lovely shot with excellent details. TFS. Regards,

This is great Haraprasan, really like it.
Takes me back 4 years to my Olympus C8080, and one of my first posts of the same thing..Yours is much better :)
Excellent job,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-29 8:47]

Hi Haraprasan,

I love it!! How in the world did you manage to get this shot? The three open mouths of these little babies are priceless. And the capture is perfect with sharp details and great colors. I always think the work that goes into making these nests is amazing.


Hi Haraprasan,
This is a great shot showing the starting point of a bird. It is strange to think that they will grow into beautiful, graceful birds,
How did you get this shot?
Well Done,
Nick :-)

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-29 9:22]

Hi Haraprasan,
What a lovely babies of a bulbul. They seems hungry:-) May be wait their mums to bring them food. TFS and regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-29 11:47]

Hi Haraprasan.
Outstanding by subject and quality and dangerous for pictured model picture. I hope we shall see these babies as grown birds. Great DOF and details, superb use of flash light.

Hello Prasan,
Thank you for sharing this wonderful image which is perfectly captured in great details!
the exposure and focus is perfect with the wonderful colouration and sharpness!
very well done
best regards always

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-29 15:10]

Wow! This is excellent, Haraprasan!
Those gaping mouths are very funny :-)
Sharp with superb detail in the wrinkly skin.
Natural colours and light.
I like your note and I'm glad to hear they're growing up fast!
Well done!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-29 17:11]

Hi Hara,this is a great scoop,very very nice work,eggs and birds,and excellent quality of pic in sharpness and colours,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-29 17:45]

This is just fantastic, Haraprasan!
Love having the secret revealed with such a wonderful image.
Super sharp and well exposed.... and a superb moment caught.
The expressions are priceless.
TFS. : )

Hello Haraprasan,
This is a funny trio and a very good image of spring!
The hungry fellows are captured with superb details, and the scene is presented in this fine composition!
Pablo -

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-30 0:32]

Hello Haraprasan,
beautiful catch!
DOF is fantastic!
great details and colors!
regards, Dejan

Hi Dear Friend Haraprasan, very cute little birds in lovely crying pose with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-30 1:37]
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Hello HP, Just superb Superb Wonderful and great image. It just goes back to childhood memories where we used to climb on the tree to find their nest. But those times no cameras were available. Superb shot again great work. ganesh
Can u please send me the original if you can.

Merhaba Haraprasan,
Thanks for this fine in-nest capture of those bulbul chicks in perfect detail and obvious kakaphony my friend, I'm sure Annick will be delighted with your timely dedication.

Hello Haraprasan. Excellent focus with superb sharpness and clarity of this shot. Well done and thanks for sharing this and I'm sure Annick will be happy with the dedication. Regards. Jusni

Hello Haraprasan, this is an excellent catch the detail is just amazing. A very nice composition. the chick really looks so beautiful. Good focusing tfs rgds Necip

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-31 20:25]

Hello Haraprasan

A very good capture of this trio.The nest is almost perfect and so tidy.The hatchlings are so clean.
Excellent timing ,they posed so well for you.
The shot is well composed.
I think this shot tells a pretty evocative story.
Wonderful camera work.

Hi hara bhai

This is no doubt a super photograph with excellent pov and sharpness, my worries are wheather we should take the nesting photoghraphs or not as there is a lot many debate previously among wildlifers and birders as to wheather or not to expose the nest to Killers.The house cats, the kites and some others really in search of these and mistakely we encourage killing.Also by going near to the nest we also disturb the mother where she usually changes the place.Personally i dont like the nature to be disturbed.I am writing this not to hurt you but just to say that please keep the above things in mind and take necessary precaution.Thanks and hopefully dont misunderstand me.

Hallo Haraprasan
Shame the unfortunate little chicks. One can see they are only a few days old maybe even less. There eyes not even properly open yet, but they do seem to be very hungry. Isn't nature just wonderful? Looking at these tiny birds just proof once again that while you are young and vulnerable you will always have to rely on somebody bigger and wiser to protect and feed you. I like texture of the nest as background, this way one can see you have captured them in there natural surroundings. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hello Haraprasan,
Finally I know...:-)
And it is a beautiful Bulbul song. I like the lyrics in Bulbul language;-).THanks a lot for the dedication. I'm honoured.

Lovely and splendid shot ...

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