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Crested Barbet

Crested Barbet
Photo Information
Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-09 13:40
Viewed: 7361
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crested Barbet (Trachyphonus vaillantii) Kuifkophoutkapper

There have been quite a number of posts of this bird on TN, so I am not going to bore you folks with all the data. I am posting this image because of the interesting pose. There were four of these Barbets flying and feeding near our chalet at Dikhololo. With the puffed up feathers and the wide open mouth I am sure he was just letting the other fellows know who is boss!!!!

Photo info:

Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 170-500 set at 310mm
ISO: 400
F-stop: 6.3
Shutter: 1/1000
Bean bag for support.

Image taken in RAW (NEF) format, converted in Photoshop CS. Saturation, sharpening and resize.

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2006-02-09 13:45]

Hi Ben

I have just joined. This photo shows the Barbet in an unusual pose and is nicely composed. Wish i took it.


Hi Ben,
This is a cracking capture.
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good low POV.
Thanks for posting, Enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Ben,
absolute cooooool!
I love this funny guy with the "bad hair-day".
The colours are wonderful, also the sharpness...- I love it, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-09 14:34]

Hi Ben,

This is a nice picture. The details are very sharp and colors are great. Very good POV & DOF. Well done & TFS!


Wauw, great shot, so sharp, and such a great pose. I wish we could also hear the sound he makes :). TFS, Loes

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  • netgui (97)
  • [2006-02-09 16:31]

Superbe photo de très belles couleurs, la netteté est parfaite..

Great sharp details, colors and exposure on this funny looking bird.

Love the open mouth and wide eyed features also.

Thank you for sharing it with us Ben!

Hello Ben
Good composition, sharp details and colours.
and exposure are good. Everything is OK on this funny looking bird.

I love it! Great composition, DOF, dramatic pose -- what more could anyone ask for.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-09 20:37]


Vous présenter que des photos de qualité Ben.

Félicitations pour le SUPERBE éclairage les EXCELLENTEs couleurs et les très BON détails.



Detail, exposure, color and overall comp are superb, well done indeed!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-02-10 3:36]

Great capture on this one, Ben.
Love the fluffed up and puffed up attitude.
Very sharp details and fantastic POV.
Well done and TFS. : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-10 4:04]

Hi Ben, what an excellent shot of this Crested Barbet - what a strange looking character he is. Very well captured, good details and colours. Well shown, thank you,

Hello Ben!
Very nice portrait,beautiful bird. Nice capture with good colors, POV, framing and detail you have caught.Well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-10 8:54]

Beautiful pose and an excellent capture of this interesting bird!

Hi Ben

Very good shot. Nice lighting with good colours. Crisp, clear sharp details with great POV. Thanks.

Fantastic capture. Details are razor sharp and the pose is awesome. DOF is brilliant and I like the composition.

Congrats and TFS

Wonderful shot and what a POV , fantastic capture - points later

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-02-11 6:13]

Hi Ben, I think its a super picture! I can just hear this one screaming its longs out, the colours are excellent and the name is really funny as well. Thanks for sharing Reina

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-13 0:26]

Hi Ben exellent image
very naturel color and sharp
very well done.

Ha ha very nice picture Ben
good details and beautiful colours
i like this shot thanks gr lou

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