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Pied Bushchat

Pied Bushchat
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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/8, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-02-23 12:43
Viewed: 5359
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Thailand the Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) is a bird of the open cultivated landscapes, especially paddy and sugar cane fields. It is often found perched on top of shrubs and tall grasses looking for insect prey. This is a male; the female is brownish and lacks the white wing patch. They are usually found in pairs and defend quite a large area against other chats.

I posted a landscape scene of the area in the workshop

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hello Chris
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
very good light
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-23 15:58]

Hi Chris,very nice and strange specie,excellent sharpness,colors and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hi Chris,
A small and very interesting bird. Very good result considering that seems to have a big cut to increase approach. I'm glad you've posted in WS the landscape of the bird's habitat. It's good as a document of the species. TFS, regards, Jesús

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-23 23:53]

Hello Chris,

The black Pied Bushchat gives a very well contrast.
Also the sharpness and clarity are nice for look at.
Real a wonderful image of these bird.
Very well composition, good presentation.

Best regards,

Fantastic capture my friend! Nicely taken. I like the wonderful colours of the background very much. Very well composed.
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-24 3:19]

Hi Chris.
Difficult for shooting bird but you managed to get great quality picture. I like pictured scene at whole. Dry leaves and stem create a wonderful scenery for beautiful and perfectly reproduced bird. Exposure of the shot is spot on. Well done and many thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-24 3:37]

Hello Chris,
Beautiful photo of this Pied Bushchat in a very nice composition. Excellent sharpness, details and natural colours. Very beautiful blurred BG.

Hello Chris,
a very beautiful portrait of the Pied Bushchat in a splendi pose, very good sharpness and bright colours, excellent POV, DOF, BG and composition.
Best regards
Ciao Maurizio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-26 6:03]

Hi Chris
Excellent POV for that specie I had never seen before.Sharp image with good detail.I like the Bushchat pose and I also like the nice catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

Hello Chris,
When I see this post, I saw it is similar to some Turdidae species here; e.g. Phoenicurus spp. and Saxicola torquata. Later, I read your notes and I see this is already belongs to the genus Saxicola, with different colored plumage. you nicely captured it and presented nicely with a landscape shot. focus, POV, composition and colors nice. thanks for sharing this beauty. best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-28 5:17]

Hi Chris,
very small must be...resting on a small and fragile dried leaf. i like the colour contrast very much. Black really make it so lively against soft and smooth bokeh.
you framed it between the leaf and flower, making it so pretty.
Well composed shot.


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