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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2006-06-27
Catégories: Reptiles
Appareil photographique: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposition: f/3.5, 1/40 secondes
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Birds of Australia [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2006-08-15 6:47
Vue: 4269
Points: 18
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Chestnut-breasted Manakin (Lonchura castancothorax) are found throughout coastal northern and eastern Australia. They are uncommon and seasonally nomadic, following the seeding grasses over large areas. Occasionally, when conditions are right they appear in regions where they haven’t occurred for decades and I have occasionally seen local flocks of over 300. They seem to prefer being near freshwater wetlands, where they often build their nests in the surrounding reedbeds.

This one was taken in large Wollomai walkthrough aviary at Taronga Park Zoo.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1330] (10711)
  • [2006-08-15 7:01]

Hi Chris,

A new specie to me. I like the big bill of the small bird and the colourful plumage.
Great shot.


Hi Chris,
is a new one for me too, a lovely bitd on colours and texture.
Well composed, good POV and details. In this case a more shallow DOF had been nice so the bird was more isolated fron the BG, but with a S2 thats not possible.
Beautiful work, my freind.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2006-08-15 8:34]

Very nice picture of this beautiful Manakin showing all the details and colours so clearly.
We saw a flock of them at Yorkies Knob in Queensland but they were hard to photograph, flitting around all the time.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-15 9:51]

Encantadora imagen de este pájaro, nitidez y encuadre perfectos, sobresaliente. saludos

Nice shot, Chris.
Details & colours are really good.
I will crop little bit tighter.

Hi Chris,
this is a beautiful and colourful bird, I have never seen this one before.
Excellent sharpness here, wonderful
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris,

This is a great shot the lighting is very nice, I like the POV profile on this manakin a lot. Your so lucky to live in an awesome country with some of the strangest but coolest animals. I am planning on coming over next year. :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-15 20:45]

Bonjour Chris!

Félicitations pour cette belle capture,l'oiseau est superbe et les couleurs sont splandides.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-08-16 2:45]

Hi Chris!
Great looking and exotic to me bird. I like contrast between bird's colours and dried grass. Good POV, details, light. I like it!

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