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Bishop Birds

Bishop Birds
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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-15 12:42
Viewed: 9284
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from the sunroof of the car - hand held and trying to keep the rain off the camera - must have been worth a picture in its own right!

These two males were competing and puffing up at each other. The rainy conditions were not ideal and I sat there more than an hour and took over 100 shots, to get maybe 3 good enough ones to show you guys! This is the first one. They must be about 20 odd metres away and I had the car off the road against the reeds. Lighting and rain did not allow great quality, but I think you will agree that these are beautiful birds. I did post one some months ago that did a little better justice to the species.

Your thoughts and ideas will be appreciated as always. The next post will be of the same pair in a different position, wait for it.... Have a great evening all of you.

RAW, adjusted levels and brightness, adjusted colour balance, converted, 20D CS2 plugin run, sharp sharpen, crop, resize and post

goutham_ramesh, wuta, ramthakur, jmp, marhowie, Friday, PDP, liquidsunshine, Janice, scottevers7, coasties, marjan, gelor, cas_orla, touristdidi has marked this note useful
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A nice post and a usefull note , the birds are very colorful and you have captured the behavior very well,
Excellent coposition, color and POV
Goutham R

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-15 13:49]

Hay Tim , what een beauty,s very nice compositie colours and pov ar great ,
thanks greeting Teunie .

The upper bishop is a wee bit hazy (but his hood is better!) but acceptable under the circumstances you have dwelt on in your interesting note.
Excellent shot in totality. Great color and DOF.

What fascinating birds, love the colours and the head texture.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-02-15 14:16]

Hi Tim,
Love this brilliant composition,
perfcet exposure and perfect soft lighting,
beautifully composed with great coloura and very nice framing.

lovely shot...excellent composition and colours.... and soft lighting..:) congratulation.. bye;)

Hi Tim,
I love these birds, this red is soooo brilliant, wow, what a shot!
Sharp bird with clone ;-)
No no, I know there are two birds, you captured such a wonderful moment, congratulations, I like it so much
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-02-15 14:57]

Hello Tim,
Really beautiful birds! Excelent focus. Useful information about hot the photo was taken. Your pacience was rewarded.

Very nice shot despite difficult conditions. I admire your patience!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-15 16:28]
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Hi Tim, very nice shot, its so nice to learn about all the different bird species. Impressed with all the colourful difference. I was wondering what kind of flash you used.
And my personal question would be if you can share some about the place where you took the picture. Im now reading a lot about your country and Im fascinitated by all the nature. So for me its nice to locate your pictures. But its a personal preference, so maybe its not that interesting for others.
Thanks Reina

An interesting composition with very good detail, colors and light Tim. These are beautifully colored birds. Very distinctive look going on there :-) Well done!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-15 17:24]

Eh eh ! Two for the price of one. Those are really incredible birds. You did a wonderful job again, thanks.


Fantastic birds, great job, useful note :o) I am happy to hear that i am not alone who can shot 100 times to get few pics. Of course i cant compare to you Tim, but i am just beginner and i love nature, animals and photo. Thanks for sharing,

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-02-15 18:35]

Hello Tim, nice symmetry between these two bishops. Good colours and composition. Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-15 20:16]

What a gorgeous pair of birds. It is hard for me to imagine such gems to be just flying around in the wild. We don't get anything like that in our natural habitats. : P
Very sharp details, beautiful colors, and great composition. TFS. : )

Hi Tim,
these birds are beautiful wiht lovely colours.
Under this circumstances you have done a good job.
Well compsoed, good details and POV.
Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-16 2:47]

Hi Tim, what brilliant colours these Bishop Birds have. I love seeing them showing off and competing against each other. Was there a female or two around??
Good composition on the bullrushes, well done

perfect balance of the colours here notwithstanding the extreme interest in the subjects themselves
the red of these and all the vividly coloured birds in the world fascinate me..
great capture...especially with the rain

Good capture Tim,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Tim,
EXCELLENT! The vivid colors on these guys is amazing. Compo. and framing look great. Exposure is really good with the colors and detail.
Very nice shot!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-17 7:24]

Excellente capture Tim!

Félicitations pour les belle couleurs et l'environnement.



Hi Tim

Wonderful shot. Good POV and light. Lovely depth of colour. Very well composed. Tack sharp with crisp, clear details. Good work. Thanks.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-18 15:57]

Hello Tim,

This is a great picture. The sharpy focussed birg in the fg and the oof bird in the bg are just so great for the overall composition. Well done & TFS! Have a great weekend.


Nice photo, with interesting motive. Good coloures and good POV. -first time I see this kind of bird. God notice about them.TFS

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-03-29 11:05]

Bonjour Tim,
Une excellente composition pour ces deux mâles ! Le léger flou sur le second donne de la profondeur à la photo. Très beau travail ! Merci.

Wow! Tim... amazing colors, good shot!!! Cheers, Luís.

What beautiful birds!!!!!!

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2007-06-28 16:16]

Hola Tim,
Qué bonitos pájaros, no los conocía.
Estupenda captura con excelente color y definición.
Buen trabajo.

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