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Babbler portrait


Babbler portrait
Photo Information
Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-07 10:47
Viewed: 3506
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was shot at Ranthambhore NP. This is a jungle babbler . Shot at the entrance to the park.
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-07 10:58]
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Hello Arjun,
A nice portrait, but certainly not of a babbler. I think this is a White-eyed Buzzard, butastur teesa.
Good sharpness, details and natural colours. Also a good choice of composition. Nice dark blurred BG.
Regards,
Peter

Arjun is certainly correct about the ID, but I immediately see the cause for confusion. This bird has a very deformed upper mandible - this species does not normally have a hooked bill.
A smaller aperture, giving more DOF, was an option here and may have given a slightly better result - the tip of the bill and back of the head are outside the DOF.
Regards, Nigel.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-07 20:52]

Hi Arjun,

Excellent portrait of jungle babbler, TFS!

Hi Arjun,

Lovely colse-up of a Jungle Babbler. It has got unusually curved beak.

Avinash

Hi Arjun!
Nigel has right.. In this specific case a smaller aperture (f8, maybe..) would have given much a slightly greater DOF leading to have perfect sharpness of all the head... There are some OOF parts... Great Pov, though, good details, natural colors and excellent BG.
TFS,
Csabi

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