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Lybius torquatus
Lybius torquatus

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for Canon
Location: South Africa
Date: Jan 22, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2009

Sexes: Alike. Bright red face, throat and upper breast, bordered by a broad black collar .Shade of red vary from bright scarlet to salmon pink.
Habitat: Mostly well wooded habitats, especially where fruit trees abound.
Food: Fruit, Insects and nectar.
Call synchronized duet .one bird giving two, the other pouddlee, whilst facing each other, and bobbing their heads
smart sharpen
cloned out a branch
brightness and contrast
resized saved for web.

Place: 359 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.0500
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0459
Avg (non-participants): 5.0588
Views since voting: 553
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 160
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2009 08:27:19 PM
nice capture and great DOF, I might have cropped it to move the bird off center
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02/01/2009 01:22:50 PM
The large beak and membrane at the top of they eye give a sense of character to the expression. Nice to have the background out of focus. With exotic species I find myself without a mental reference to judge fidelity of color rendering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2009 12:24:59 PM
I know its gotta be tough to do but I think it would have been made a little better by having the eye in focus. Great colors and love the ... whatever that is.. hes perched on.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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