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Golden-breasted Bunting

Golden-breasted Bunting
Photo Information
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: 2010-10-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 2:06
Viewed: 4849
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The very beautiful The Golden-breasted Bunting (Emberiza flaviventris), occurs in dry open woodlands in Africa south of the Sahara, but is absent from the equatorial forest belt.
They are 15cm long and is usually found in pairs or small groups. They feed on the ground on seeds, insects and spiders. This species is generally resident, but there appears to be degree of local movement. It is often quite tame.

This one was capture near Berg en-Dal camp in Kruger NP.

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what a striking bird, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-11 2:52]

Hello Chris,
Sharp image with great out of focus background isolating the subject, plummage details and colors are excellent.Best regards Siggi

Lovely capture of a gorgeous little bird, Chris! Very simple and elegant shot! Bravo!
Have a nice weekend!
George Veltchev

Hi Chris - a good photo of the bord with good POV. tfs

Hallo Chris,
a superb capture of the Golden-breasted Bunting, good sharpness and fantastic colours, excellent POV and very nice composition with a perfect OOF BG
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-11 7:32]

Hello Chris,
A beautiful Bunting well portrayed. The pose, POV, natural colours and clarity against a neutral BG contribute to a high quality image that is well composed.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-11 8:37]

Hi Chris,a beautiful capture of the side B,what a beautiful pov to show us at the best the lot of colors of the plums,very nice details ans composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Ciao Chris, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-11 10:53]

Hello Chris,
A photo not in the best sharpness, but in very beautiful colours. Great pose with eye contact. Good DOF, POV, OOF BG and composition.
Fantastic weekend,

Hello Chris
Very interesting bird and impressive photo with very good composition and wonderful colours

Hello Chris,

what an very good image from this beautiful bird.
Exellent pose with eyecontact and sharpness.
finen natural colors.
Well done!


hello Chris
we have some bunting species here, but they mostly not colorful as much as yours. this is very beautiful, with white face stripes and yellow throat. you greatly captured it from dorsal side with a great focus. beautiful coloration and light unsing. nicely composed.
thanks for sharing my friend.
all the best

Hello Chris,

A fine photo, very nicely composed and a very attractive subject. All the technical stuff is right on the money. Beautiful results!


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