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    Default Rufous Whistler

    Species

    Common Name- Rufous Whistler
    Scientific Name- Pachycephala rufiventris


    Date-20/4/17



    Location-Kojonup W.A.



    Camera Details

    Brand/Model-Nikon D500

    Lens-Sigma Sports 150-600



    Camera Settings

    ISO-800

    F-Stop-F7.1

    Shutter Speed-1/100

    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-



    Technique-Hand held



    Attraction Aides-Nil



    Post Production-Slight crop and light adjustment



    Notes-Thought I would try a completely different type of image to normal. I liked the sharp and blurring of the foliage around the bird but interested to know what others may think. As usual would love feedback and critique.
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    I quite like the tones in this image but the bird appears to be from the whistler family.

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    Thanks Mike, I was a little unsure about the identity.

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    No worries Alan I think it could be a Gilbert's whistler but I am unsure of WA species.

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    Can I ask a moderator to alter the title and tag line for this thread to Rufous Whistler female, PLEASE.

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    Lovely Alan. The soft tones and habitat looks really good, perhaps a bit more room around the bird if available. Well done.

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    Very interesting light and tones, very delicate

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    I agree with the choice of "delicate" as a description about this one and would go with Rufous Whistler. Amazing detail on the bird and no surprises with you trying something different. Maybe not quite so much blurring for my taste?
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    I like the setting and the detail in the eye is super. However, I dont like it because it gives the overall feel of a very overexposed image, which I know it's not.
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    your comments and suggestions are welcomed

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    Thank you moderators for the name change. Albie I'm afraid I do not have any more room in front or above the bird but have some behind. Do people think it would be worth adding some of that back or not worthwhile putting anything more behind?

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    I quite like the technique you've used Alan but I think it needs to be a little darker

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