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Blue Faced Honeyeater

Blue Faced Honeyeater
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Copyright: norman wright (normanw) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 101] (612)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-03-20 15:43
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Entomyzon Cyanotis.

This was taken at Broken River mountain retreat, Eungella National Park, Queensland, Australia.

This particular bird (and a number of its friends) seemed to be partial to the nectar from the bottle-brush tree which grew right outside the cabin we stayed in.

Anecdotally, and on the subject of behaviour, I also saw some of these birds trying to drive a Kookaburra from their territory by hanging from it's tail.

Sorry about the missing tail, but this is one of the clearest pictures I have of this bird in it's tree.

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I like it. Great moment you have captured.
Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-20 15:59]

Encore une très belle photo. Superbe composition.

Good catch, bird is very detailed and you got a good DOF, the only thing I would have liked to see and I know how difficult it is to get it is the whole tail. Well done!! Iris

Magnific photo.
Great colors.
Special moment...

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  • sound Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 15] (174)
  • [2005-03-20 16:30]

Nice colourful and sharp picture. The Just the tailcould be full.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-03-20 16:57]

Great colors, fun composition and a lovely bird... I love it... TFS... Ina...

Oy, if I ever make it back to Oz you'll have to take me bird hunting, I should like to see this fellow and his friends ;-))
Pity about the tail, but the whites on the bird are handled really well. Interesting to see a bottle-brush again ;-)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-03-20 18:55]

Amazing bird ! Great colors. Yes it's sad that you didn't have the tail and that the leaves hide the bird a little but a very fine picture.


Great color ans detail in this photo. I really like the pose you have captured here. Nice Work!

this is a difficult species to photograph, always so active. You have done a good job here getting the exposure of the light and dark plumage quite well. The calistemons have come out well too.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-03-21 1:07]

Excellent shot with good details.

I'm new to TN and posted the other blue faced honeyeater shot on this page. They are truly beautiful aren't they. Your shot is great and shows the colour around his face better than the one I took. As I come from Southern NSW I have never seen one at home so love holidays north for the new birds I get to see and these are always a favourite of mine. Lovely Shot

A great capture. Very different to the typical bird pose. It's a shame you couldn't get the whole tail in, but then she probably wasn't very still!
Well done.

Wonderful photo Norman! I especially like the unusual pose of this fellow. Good detail, colors and composition. You have done well. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Excellent clear shot Norman. I like the pose on this charachter. Just a shame the end of the tail is missing. Look forward to more of your work.

Very well seen - the bird looks ready to fly off at a moment's notice. The exposure is exellent, managing the whites very well without losing the darker areas. And the bottle brushes are reallyt sharp, and add color to the picture

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-03-28 14:54]

Norman, this is just very nice. Excellent capture. I like pov, composition, vivid colors and sharpness.


Gorgeous view of the Honeyeater and bottlebrush bloom. The primary colors are striking and the bird's pose is great. Well Done.

great unique capture, TFS Ori

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