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Double-barred Finch

Double-barred Finch
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Copyright: Nyssa Brown (nyssajb) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 2 N: 15] (74)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nyssa's Bird Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 0:14
Viewed: 7171
Points: 22
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Probably one of the hardest birds I've ever tried taking photos of, the double-barred finch. I managed this one and another photo from a distance.

Common name: Double-barred Finch
Scientific name: Taeniopygia bichenovii
Family: Passeridae
Order: Passeriformes

Found in Northern & Eastern Australia. I found this one at Riverdale Park in Logan, Queensland.

Also known as: Bicheno finch and Owl finch.

Identification: White face bordered with black, brown upper and throat, white underparts with the throat and underparts separated by a black line. Wings are black with white spots. Males and females look fairly similar though juveniles are duller and browner.

Referenced: Wikipedia.org | birdsinbackyards.net

Some colour adjustments in Photoshop using curves. Was a pretty dull day when I took this one.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-01-23 1:04]

Hi Nyssa,
Very nice shot of this beautiful little Finch!
We saw a flock of these on the Tablelands in 2005 but they were, as you say, hard to photograph. You've managed very well, clear details and nice colours. Pity about the grasses but that's life!
Welcome to TN! Regards, Ulla

Super shot, especially for this bird. I love australian birds. Good details and composition. Welcome to TN. Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-23 2:47]

Hi Nyssa,
Good composition, the twigs do distract a bit but this seems to be a shy bird who dosent venture into open areas so part of environment.
Very attractive individual.
Badruddin Ali

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-23 8:08]

Hi Nyssa,
You have captured this beautifully marked bird very well. The details, colors and composition are all super, thanks for sharing. Welcome to TrekNature.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-01-23 10:43]

Hello Nyssa,
On our tour of E. Australia we saw a few of these Double-barred Finches but they never presented themselves in the way this shot shows. These guys are tricky, constantly on the move so you did a good job in this sharp and well-composed shot.
TFS and regards, Ivan

Hi Nyssa

This is an unusual looking finch. I like the dark stripes acroos its neck and breast. Nicely taken. TFS.

G'day Nyssa
Your right they are very shy birds, especially if your trying to shoot them ( camera I mean!)
Well done nice shot.
TFS Paul

nice pic ,TFS Ori

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-08-25 14:43]

Hi Nyssa,
Quite original bird captured with great details and a very good pov and pose.
TFS, Josť M.

Foto bellissima; uccello spettacolare!!!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Hi Nissa
good shot of this bird. Sometimes they come very near. I saw some of them south of Normanton, but in fact I had no good camera with me.

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