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White-rumped Munia

White-rumped Munia
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 9:59
Viewed: 2285
Points: 20
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Hi all,

Yesterday when i was shooting Indian Silver bill, pair of these White-rumped Munia inspected the nest of silver-bill ( This is actually an abandoned nest of baya Weaver , which is being occupied by silver bills now ) and for of a few seconds they were hovering over the nest and i got some flight shots

The White-rumped Munia or White-rumped Mannikin (Lonchura striata), sometimes called Striated Finch in aviculture, is a small passerine bird from the family of waxbill "finches" (Estrildidae). These are close relatives of the true finches (Fringillidae) and true sparrows (Passeridae).
It is native to tropical continental Asia and some adjacent islands, and has been naturalized in spome parts of Japan. Its domesticated hybrid descendant, the Society Finch or Bengalese Finch, is found worldwide as a pet and a biological model organism.

Goutham Ramesh

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  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2013-10-27 10:35]

Hi Goutham,

Lovely picture. Action is well frozen.


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-27 10:49]

Hello Goutham,
A bird which I've photographed last Friday in a bird park. Great sharpness, details and I like the flying action pose very much. Fantastic timing. Splendid colours and composition.

Hello Goutham,
This one is a very good photo. Nice natural colors and excellent focus as usual. Perfect composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

  • Great 
  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-27 15:43]

first class timing and awesome capture ! ..


nuri :)

Hello Goutham
Lovely freeze.
Beautiful action shot you captured with great accuracy.
For me it is look like a Scaly-breasted Munia or Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata), can you check again?
best wishes,

Namaskar Goutham

Simply outstanding your choice of composition. With just the hint of the open nest at right top the attention is easily focused on the leap/flight of the Munia from its perch below. I really do appreciate the thought process behind this crop or frame..Superbly done and TFS.


Hello Mr.Goutham,
Very much natural.Authentic colour and excellent BG.Wish one day I shall captured such one.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Goutham!
Splendid shot with a perfect timing. Very nice DOF and an impressive POV. Thanks for this lovely presentation,
Best Regards,

Hi Goutham,
I like this action shot. Excellent! Beautiful colours with great detail. Wonder why he was hovering in front of the nest. Excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Just impressive! Great time Goutham! Amazing light and colours/tones. Great compo.


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