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Collared Finchbill

Collared Finchbill
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, Sigma 72mm MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-02 0:47
Viewed: 5290
Points: 51
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Collared Finch-billed Bulbul (Spizixos semitorques) are found in south China and south-eastern Asia.

Length up to 18cm.

Both males and females have olive-green colouring and a thick, ivory bill. The head and throat is black with a grey neck and a distinguishing white throat.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-02 1:32]

Hi Chi Liu, excellent shot! The different colours greens with grey are very nice here.
Great to share all of these species of birds with us. Thanks for sharing. Reina

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-02 1:40]

A beautiful bird very well-captured, Chi Liu. A new species for me. Sharp details and good composition. Well done and TFS. ; )

Congrats a Great picture!!
picture is Sharp and good composition.

Excellent shot, great detail on the finch. Good sharpness, dof. Well done.


Very good composition, nice colors

Beautiful colours and detail. Excellent DOF and composition. Background works well.


Beautiful bird Chi. Lovely colour. Perfect pose. Stands out well against the BG. Congrats!

Hi Chi,
An excellent shot here. Composition and framing are flawless. The exposure looks great with the beautiful colors, and fine detail in this soft light. Perfect OOF backround. Your usual super high quality work.

Allways a pleasure to watch your photos.
This one has also a little chinese stamp look in it.
I must admit, when it comes to nature photography, you got a born talent in you.

Regards, Petru

  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-02-02 9:39]

Nice composition with excellent POV , colour and detail. TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-02 12:14]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful capture.Sharpness,clear details,POV,
colors,pose of bird and composition are excellent.

Hi Chi,
brilliant shot with excellent sharpness.
What an interesting bird, I've never seen such a kind. So pretty, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2006-02-02 14:04]

Hi Chi
An unusual but pretty bird. His olive feathers are stunning. Great POV, sharpness and nice shallow BG.
Regards Toni

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-02 16:23]

Hi Chi, great shot. The bird is very well detailed and it's a very good composition. Lvoely job, well done.

Hello Chi,

No time for a decent comment, but definitely worth a ;-)


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-02 20:49]

Chi, so you are back to the birds.

This is a very beautiful capture.

Excellent pov, composition and sharpness. I like colors and saturation too.

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-02 22:12]

Félicitations pour le Bg qui s'hamonise bien avec les belles couleurs de l'oiseau et la pose de l'oiseau sur cette branche.

Félicitations pour les contrastes,couleurs et composition.

Merci Chi!


Wow! Wonderful capture with beautiful colors and great composition. Sharpness and details are excellent. Very nice background too. TFS!

Good shot, did you use fill flash on this shot? Seems everything was caught just right in detail with the exception of the small white breast collar.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-02-03 15:51]

Hi Chi,
Excellent Bulbul portrait with excellent pov,dof,colors,focus,
sharpness and note.TFS
Chris T

Hi Chi. This is a very elegant photo, again well contrasted and detailed, with a good composition and colours. Great lighting too, a very fine work, where are the nits?
Regards, Felipe.

  • Great 
  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-02-05 10:13]

Beautiful! What more can I say - well done, points later

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-07 14:02]

wauw chi,
a fantastic capture would I say, great colours good composition, fantastic pov and a good dof, very good photo, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-09 15:07]

Excellent picture Chi. Wonderful POV & DOF, great colors and razorsharp details. Well done & TFS!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-10 9:07]

A trully fine "state of the art" bird picture. It's just great ! Thanks,


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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-02-25 16:45]

Hi Chi,

Excellent sharpnes, colours and detail.


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