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For Haraprasan

For Haraprasan
Photo Information
Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 7:41
Viewed: 3937
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This cute little bird is for Mr. Haraprasan Naik our Tn member from Orissa who has posted is 300th image today. he has been instrumental in showcasing us the nature from Orissa.

This shot has been take sometime back and was there in the archive. Toady i saw it and posted it. the image has been cropped, resized and framed for the final presentation. i have also cloned out a leaf which was in the back of the bird as it was distracting from the main object.

This shot has been taken under poor light, handheld and hence has average quality but i liked the pose and the light in the eyes on this little one and decided to post it.

Argus, mayuresh, Heaven, siggi, Royaldevon, haraprasan, zulfu, falke, bahadir, marhowie, uleko, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-12 8:00]

Hello Pankaj,
Excellent close portrait of a juvenile Purple Sunbird nicely highlighted by the use of flash.
The slight softness is not detrimental to the appeal of this image and it is a fine tribute to our friend Haraprasan on his 300th posting.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hello Pankaj,
Nice portrait of sunbird with good details,cute pose captured by you,
well done,

Hi Pankaj!

It is cute, no doubt, and even more than that. It's also well put on stage in a classical, yet very pleasant compsosition. From my point of view, it just lacks a bit of brightness.

Kind regards


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-12 11:47]

Hello Pankaj,
Very good shot!
Great colour and very good DOF,
nice pose.
Well done and thank you!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-12 12:27]

Hi Pankaj. This is a fine close up of this cute little bird.This is a bird i have never seen . You have good detail and colours. well done TFS.

Hello Pankaj,

Haraprasan will be delighted with this!
It is so delightfully cute!
You have captured its plummage perfectly both for texture and colour, it is perfectly composed and has that all inportant glint in its eye.

My compliments,
Bev :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-13 1:04]

Pankaj, The shot suggest you are too close to the subject. How did you manage to get in too close. Brilliant dedication. Ganesh

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-13 1:16]

Hello Pankaj,
Very beautiful photo with excellent sharpness and details. Great natural colours and a very good POV and composition.
Nice dedication to our friend Haraprasan.

Hello Pankajdada (papa calls you). This is stunning picture and sharply focussed. Great dedication. Thanks for sharing. Vignesh

Hi Pankaj Da,
Thank you very much for this lovely young bird. Very well captured with sharp details. Very good composition and a fine POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-13 7:17]

Hello Pankaj, wonderflu shot of this beautiful bird and nice dedication to Haraprasan. TFS.
Regards, Mehmet

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2008-07-13 9:31]

This is so beautiful. I really like the subtle colours and the great composition.

Best regards!

Hello Pankaj
Lovely and pewrfect capture of this cute bird. TFS. Regards,

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-13 22:37]

Hello Pankaj,
nice portrait of this Sunbird. Technically it is a great shot and you've done it very well. The downs are so clear and natural for a hand held shot in poor light.

Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hello Pankaj, a nice dedication to HP.
Great capture with excellent exposure and color.
Very good details, BG, and POV of this little cutie.
Nice catchlight too..
I keep looking at that little yellow spot on the bridge of its beak, call me strange ;}

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-15 7:41]

Hello Pankaj! What a great little bird and a powerful shot, well composed, good technique. I likethe dark background a lot, well done, thanks!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-17 7:59]

Hello Pankaj,
What a lovely close portrait of this little Sunbird. In spite of the poor light you really did very well! I love the sparkle in its eye, the sharp details and the beautiful colours and the dark background is perfect to make it stand out. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hello Pankaj

very beautiful close-up shot of this cute bird,
fine POV and framing, lovely pose of the bird,
beautiful colour tones and excellent sharpness
and details of it's plumage, and a very beautiful
catch-light just at the center of his eye,
that change alot the image by improving it,



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