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Paradise Flycatcher


Paradise Flycatcher
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著作權:Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
類別:Animals
媒體:彩色
拍攝日期:2005-07-24
分類:Birds
相機:Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version:Original Version
Theme(s):Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2, Fauna of ETHIOPIAN (Africa) Region [view contributor(s)]
提交日期:2007-01-07 6:43
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Favorites:1 [view]
數數:50
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Captured on Zanzibar island summer 2005. It was really nice and sunny day when I was visiting south part of the island. This is wetlands area with lot of trees growing from a saltwater with big ruth's. Don't know the name of the trees but I found this lovely bird flaying a round. Humidity was really high and my camera had problem with that. This bird always rest in the middle of the trees with lot of leaf which made problem to get focus on bird. This is long distance shot @ 560mm, handheld, no flash manual focus.

The African Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis) is a medium-sized passerine bird. It was previously classified in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae, but the paradise flycatchers, monarch flycatchers and Australasian fantails are now normally grouped with the drongos in the family Dicruridae, which has most of its members in Australasia and tropical southern Asia.

However, the African Paradise Flycatcher is a common resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. This species is usually found in open forests and savannah habitats. Two or three eggs are laid in a tiny cup nest in a tree.

The adult male African Paradise Flycatcher is about 17cm long, but the very long tail streamers double this. It has a black head, neck and underparts, and chestnut wings and tail. There is a prominent white wingbar. The female has a browner tint to the underparts and lacks the wingbar and tail streamers. Young birds are similar to the female but duller.

The males show considerable variation in plumage in some areas. There is a morph of this species in which the male has the chestnut parts of the plumage replaced by white, and some races have black tail streamers.

The African Paradise Flycatcher is a noisy bird with a harsh scolding call. It has short legs and sits very upright whilst perched prominently, like a shrike. It is insectivorous, often hunting by flycatching.

The Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher, Terpsiphone rufiventer, is closely related to this species, and hybrids occur with the underparts a mixture of black and red.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-01-07 6:56]

Hej Ralf,
Fantastic shot of an equally fantastic bird posing very nicely for you!! Good focus and fantastic colours against the green foliage.
Excellent composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Ralf,
Very well done. I know from experience that it takes a lot of patience and a bit of luck to capture this bird 'on film'. TFS.
Daniel

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-01-07 7:03]

Hi Ralf,
The bird is very beautiful and interesting. The colors, contrast and the composition is very good. TFS
Selen

hi ralf!
A real fine composed and beautiful photo!
nice coulors and good sharpness

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2007-01-07 7:18]

Hej Ralf,
Beautiful capture of this Paradise flycatcher among the mangroves. Your manual focussing is spot on, the composition is great and together with the BG makes this presentation like a fine painting.
TFS,
B酲ta h鄟sningar,
Ivan

Ralf,

Lovely picture. The colors are bright. You could capture the entire tail in full glory in an artistic looking picture.

Regards,
Murali Santhanam

Hi Ralf,
this bird is amazing, such wonderful colours and this long tail. Also the BG is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this beauty
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hi ralf,
lovely shot,
well saturated colours,
nice pov,
well composed,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-07 7:48]

Hello Ralf,
This image is very good especially considering it was taken hand held at such a long focal lenght. It is well composed, with good contrast and great color. Thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-07 11:05]

Lovely colours and a perfect composition. Good POV and details as well

TFS

Karan

Hello Ralf,
I guess the name of this lovely bird suggests its uniqueness.
A wonderful shot from a fine perspective. The colours are amazingly beautiful.
Thanks and take care.
Ram

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2007-01-07 12:20]

Nice composed and beautiful photo, Ralf
TFS
Rolf

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-01-07 12:34]

Very good capture Ralf ! Great bird well photographed by you. Clear, well lighted, beautifully composed. Very good work ! Thanks,

Mario

Hej Ralf,
a beautiful bird. The long tails is amazing even longer tail than the LOnf-tailed Tit. ;-)
Great compo and POV. Very good details and lovely colours.
Very well done, mf.

Det 酺 en skitsnygg bild helt enkelt.
I g緳 fotade vi lavskrikor, det var en upplevelse, du skulle ha varit med.
Gert

Hi Ralf

This is an amazing bird. Would be interesting to see it in-flight with such a long tail. Nice work. :-)

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-08 10:32]

HI Ralf,
This is beautiful, what a flambouyant bird.Nice shot & composition.
TFS
Badruddin Ali

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 589 W: 90 N: 973] (3305)
  • [2007-01-08 12:28]

Ouf!!! What an incredible picture, Ralf!!!

You did a wondeful composition and the colors are amazing with the vibrant colors of the bird contrasting with the lovely green of the vegetation! This bird should be wonderful to see flying!!!

TFS,

Michel

Hi Ralf!
Excellent POV and DOF! Great composition, colors and light. Well done!
regards
Dorota

What an amazing Bird and what a superb shot. Tfs

Great shot with beautiful colours. The bird is sharply focussed and good composition. But the white portions of the bg seem to be somewhat distracting, at least to me. May be blurring out the bg would be a good idea. Anyways, different people have different opinion. I like the rich colours very much.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-07-10 2:45]

Hello Ralf,

This is a really wonderful bird you have captured in rich colours.The shot is well saturated and with wonderful colours.

The bird's pose is elegant and quite striking.
Black, blue and copper rich dark brown on the bird works in great contrast and it has been very well picked up by your lens.
The shot is quite sharp and with good clarity.

There is a bit of noise seen but that doesnt mar the beauty of the shot in any way.You seem to have encountered a bit of problems with the light here.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

sam bird in my contry.The bird is very beautiful and interesting.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2008-08-24 22:03]

great shot! amazing colors and antourage! very well done. tfs

Ralf - that is a winner! TFS this feathered feature from Tanzania with us. Excellent capture, Sir. -Kelly

Dear Ralf!
Very good capture and Wonderful colour
Good point of view
Good sharpness.
Original job - TFS!
-- SADEGH --

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