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Lunch time

Lunch time
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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-07-21 9:04
Viewed: 2169
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tailor birds are small birds belonging to the genus Orthotomus often placed in the Old World warbler family Sylviidae. However, recent research suggests they more likely belong in the Cisticolidae and they are treated as such in Del Hoyo et al. (2006). One species, the Mountain Tailorbird (and therefore also its sister species Rufous-headed Tailorbird), is actually closer to an old world warbler genus Cettia.[1]
They occur in the Old World tropics, principally in Asia.
These warblers are usually brightly coloured, with green or grey upperparts and yellow white or grey underparts. They often have chestnut on the head.
Tailorbirds have short rounded wings, short tails, strong legs and long curved bills. The tail is typically held upright, like a wren. They are typically found in open woodland, scrub and gardens.
Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.

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Ciao Arindam.
Foto veramente bella di questo piccolo uccello che rifocilla a i cui piccoli,eccellenti colori e un’ottima nitidezza, bella la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hello Arindam,
a great picture captured in a perfect timing with stunning detail and very well composed. good WB and nice PoV.
best wishes,

This picture of a Tailor Bird's nest with chicks in it demonstrates why these birds are given that name, Arindam. We can see that the nest has been made by stitching the leaves together. The parent bird is in the process of feeding the young, and that in itself makes this pic a kind of scoop.
Coming to the technical aspects, the picture is somewhat OE. This can be rectified through a little readjustment of levels on a good picture editor. Focus is slightly below par, in my opinion.
Let me see if I can muster up a passable Workshop on it, if you don't mind. If I can't, then let it be.
All the same, kudos for the great effort!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-22 12:30]

A very lucky meeting and a beautiful and tender capture of this moment,very good details and colors despite the difficult position,excellent light management too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Arindam

Beautiful close-up photo with full of tenderness,
fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness and details
of the mommy bird and her chicks, TFS


Hello Arindam.
This is a great find and well taken shot at this little bird feeding her young. Superb details of this well exposed shot.

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