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Emberiza capensis (Cape bunting)

Emberiza capensis (Cape bunting)
Photo Information
Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 0:39
Viewed: 2591
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you for Steve Pryor [cuckooroller] who corrected ID this bird for me

Distribution and habitat
Occurs from Angola and Malawi to southern Africa, where it is especially common in South Africa and Lesotho while more scarce in patches of Namibia and Zimbabwe, marginally extending into Botswana and Mozambique. It generally prefers dry shrubland and heathland on rocky ridges and plains, open woodland along dry watercourses, villages and gardens, rarely moving into thickets of alien Port Jackson willow (Acacia saligna) and Rooikrans (Acacia cyclops).

Movements and migrations
Largely resident, although its numbers increase in the Western Cape during the period from May-September.
Best Regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-27 0:42]

Hello Bungbing.
Spot on focus and exposure results in an excellent image with which to view this lovely species. Thanks for the great work.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-27 1:23]

What a beautiful sparrow and what a impressive composition,i like a lot the fantastic sharpness,i can count the plums..ehehe....great light balance too and natural colors as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-27 2:13]

Hi Bungbing,
Excellent photo of this interesting species, TFS!

Ciao Bunyapon. very good sharp and impressive DOF for the this sparrow's specie that I never seen. TFS and best compliments!


Bonjour Bungbing,
Il me semble qu'il manque un petit peu de contraste pour bien mettre en valeur le sujet compte tenu du mimétisme de son plumage avec l'arrière paln ; il n'en demeure pas moins une agréable publication finement détaillée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-27 6:33]

Sawwade ka Bunyapon,
very lovely chubby and cute puffy little bird. You did very well in emphasising the beauty and sharpness of the resting bird. Nicely taken and its so fabulous to see its naturally.
Well presented shot.


Hi Bunyapon,
excellent portrait of this bird. Great composition and point of view. Perfect sharpness. Very good light conditions, I think.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-27 9:31]

Hello Bungbing,
A superb sharp portrait of the female Paradise Whydah. The lateral POV is great and shows her features with fine sharpness and colours. It's amazing how she differs from the male!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-27 10:16]

Hi Bungbing,
Fund-compatible colors!
Nice backlight, colour and sharpness of the Paradise Whydah.TFS
Best wishes,

Ciao Bungbing, lovely bird on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Bunyapon,
Excellent image with splendid a superb bird.
It is a interesting bird with lovely colors.
You capture a perfect image with excellent sharp details and very good clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Bunyapon,
a very beautiful capture of the Paradise Whydah, superb details on the plumage and marvellous natural colours, i like very much the almost monochromatic tone in a very pleasant harmonious composition
Best regards

very nice similar to a bunting, TFS Ori

Hi Bunyapon,
The ID is incorrect. It is sufficient the tail length, the head striping, and the bill conformation to eliminate Viduidae.

Yes, Fragman. It is similar to a Bunting, because it is a Bunting. This is a juvenile Emberiza capensis.

Very beautiful bird portrait!

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