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Copyright: Johan Swanepoel (duckpond) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 29 N: 73] (323)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-125 mm DC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-11 17:40
Viewed: 4489
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a "Blou Sysie", Waxbill Blue. Well I think. Basically the are small and being small also very busy.

They chased some mossies around the place. I guess they go for the safety in numbers filosify. They would jump around on the grass near our campsite every morning.

The tricky bit was to get close enought with to get a decent shot in, 125mm is a bit restrictive when working with such small subject matter.


Shot Details
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 125/1 mm
Date Taken: 2005-08-06 08:15

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-11 19:18]

The funny thing about this bird is that it looks almost like a negative of European Robin :-) Nice natural shot. TFS :-)

What a cutie. Well spotted. Nice plumage colours. Good catchlight in the eye. Focus is soft. Thanks.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-12 2:25]

The colors on that bird are amazing, Johan. I have never seen anything quite like it. I can appreciate how difficult it is for you to get that shot. Little busy birds are so hard to catch. You did a great job there. TFS. : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-08-12 12:24]

Johan, although focus is a little soft, this is a nice shot.

Excellent pov. The bird is very cute and beautiful.

Well done!! I know you were crawling all over to get that shot. You deserve the points.


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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-09-06 16:50]

Beautiful bird with interesting colour. I never seen a bird like this before. its cute :) Great work !

never seen this bird before. will be on top of my list. I like blue colors on birds. a bit soft which is understantable since the bird is so small it will be very difficult to focus. I know it very well from experience!
dont you wanna get a bit more zoom, say 400/500?

Very beautiful little bird.What name it have?Very interestinf:D
Tahnk You for comment my photo.

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