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Singing A Beautiful Song

Singing A Beautiful Song
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f4.0 USM IS, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-12 23:11
Viewed: 4333
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Parson Bird
The Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand, one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family.

The name Tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the formal common name. The plural is simply 'Tui', following Māori usage. The English name, Parson Bird, has fallen into disuse but came about because at first glance the Tui appears completely black except for a small tuft of white feathers at its neck and a small white wing patch, causing it to resemble a parson in religious attire.

On closer inspection it can be seen—and from the photo—that Tui have faded browner patches on the back and flanks, a multicoloured iridescent sheen that varies with the angle from which the light strikes them, and a dusting of small, white-shafted feathers on the back and sides of the neck that produce a lacy collar.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-07-12 23:59]

good closeup. nice sharpness and brightness. tfs.

Hi Pam
what a beauty
great pose and lovely compo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-13 2:18]

Hello Pam,
Great sharp detailed and clear portrait of this Tui. Wonderful eye contact. Excellent DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-13 12:43]

Hi Pam,great timing to take the bird singin..and what a nice bird,never seen by me before,remember me my clothes in my first school day when i was young..ehehe...spectacular details,sharpness and portrait,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Pam
Excellent close-up of this beautiful bird.Great pose and composition,wonderful colours and eye contact.Great sharpness also.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

amazing portrait, greetings from your neighbour, Ori

Amazing bird, amazing pose and amazing portrait Pam! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

Hi Pam .
Beautifull clear portrait of this fellow

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2012-09-07 3:51]

WOW Pam - what a stunning shot you have here of the Tui. Looks like he's in a full swinging mood too. I love his white curls and his tuft of white feathers - Excellent capture

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