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The Yellow-vented Bulbul

The Yellow-vented Bulbul
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Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-11
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300s DSLR, Sigma 50-500mm HSM APO DG f/4.0-6.3 OS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-13 7:44
Viewed: 2147
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yellow-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus goiavier, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in southeast Asia from southern Thailand and Cambodia south to Borneo and the Philippines.

It is found in a wide variety of open habitats, but not deep forest. It is one of the most common birds in cultivated areas. They appear to be nomadic, roaming from place to place regularly.

The Yellow-vented Bulbul builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, roots, vine stems, and twigs. The nest is untidy on the outside, but it is neatly lined with plant fibers. it may be built in a wide range of places from low bushes to high trees. This is a species adapted to humans and may even nest in gardens. The Yellow-vented Bulbul lays 2-5 eggs in February to June.

The Yellow-vented Bulbuls eats berries and small fruits. They also sip nectar, nibble on young shoots, and take some insects.

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Olá Dilshan,
Great lateral light, very good exposure and nice post. Beautiful bird.
Very well done.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-13 8:10]

Hi Dilshan,
A very sharp capture of this Yellow-vented Bulbul adorned with a nice warm light of perhaps late afternoon.
A beautiful bokeh BG to isolate the bird completely.
Very neat work.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Love the touch of golden (sun)light kissing the soft and tender feathers of this lovely bird, dear Dilshan!

Great focus on the eyes and perfect clarity with amazing sharpness and exposure.
the way the bird is sitting is so adorable.
Well caught mood in the composition!

Best regards,


Love this.
Excellent timing and amazing focus , the colors and lighting are also well managed.
I notice a very good balance.
Beautiful, yes, beautiful.

Hi Dilshan,
Beautiful caught of view of this Yellw-vented Bulbul,
Excellent details and sharpness,
lovely tone of colors and light,
lovely pose of the bird too,

Hi Dilshan, this is quite a crisp shot for the time of day, just love the soft late afternoon glow on the bird. Fiona

Hello Dilshan,

Excel costume of very ordered feathers. on this beautiful bird, with an astonishing eye. Very beautiful clearness and clearness. The composition is extra on a beautiful BG. Cheer for this.

My best regards,


Hi Dilshan....excellent shot. Great focus and blurring of the background. Nice composition.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-14 1:27]

Hello Dilshan,
You've beautifully caught this image in fine details. Lateral sun on angle is enhancing the charm of this tiny bird, excellent luminosity. Lovely catch from nature, well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2011-09-14 13:20]

Hi Dilshan,
perfect focus and DoF with amazing light
well done

Hello Dilshan, the lighting here is perfect in illuminating all the details of the Bulbul.I have certainly never heard of this bird before.
You have caught the catch light in its' eye which is always a winner for me.I think that the bird is very aware of you!
The bokeh is a good contrast and does not distract our eyes from the main feature.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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