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Hainan Blue Flycatcher

Hainan Blue Flycatcher
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My trips to Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore, Dainty birds 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 0:07
Viewed: 5832
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this Hainan Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis hainanus) in the same area of Phu Pha Man National Park as my previous post, an area of dense broad-leaf deciduous forest with lots of bamboo. In fact there was a pair, this is the male, the female is grey with a redish-orange throat similar to several other blue flycatchers.
This species is found in Myanmar, southern China, northwestern and central Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia and Vietnam. Itís a medium sized bird around 19cm in length.

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Hallo Chris
What a charming little bird is this Hainan Blue Flycatcher. It is as if this delightful fellow fell into a pot of blue ink. The blue is very blue and ever so beautiful, the delicate feathers on the chest fluffy and the polka dot eye a real attraction. The green background is a great colour to bring out the beauty of the blue feathers. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Chris,
a very beautiful capture of the Hainan Blue Flycatcher, good sharpness and fantastic colours, very good POV and composition.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-22 1:12]

Hello Chris
Perfect capture with natural colors and excellent details

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-22 2:40]

Hello Chris,
A beautiful species of flycatcher well captured by you.
The POV, pose, composition, sharpness colours and Bg contribute to a great portait of this male Hainan Blue Flycatcher.
Thanks and all the best,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-22 4:34]

Hello Chris,
Great photo of this Hainan Blue Flycatcher. Very sharp with good details. Beautiful natural colours. Nice POV and composition.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-22 4:35]

Hi Chris,
the bird is indeed very beautifully captured in attractive composition. the diagonal crossing of the branch make it so graphical and the bird is so well featured in great details.
The beauty is a rare view in my country.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-22 5:07]

Hello Chris,
This little Blue Flycatcher looks really gorgeous here in a nice pose. Fantastic colours and great focus on the eye. A nice soft background too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-22 13:44]

Hi Chris,
Lovely capture of this Flycatcher.I liked simple BG,pose of
bird,details and clear eyes a lot.Have a nice week!
Thanks for posting..

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-23 14:59]

Hello Chris,
Yet another new species, your teaching a old guy lots today. Once again great camera results in a great image to view this lovely species. Thank you.

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