Subhash Sapru, APSA, PPSA  

Red-billed leiothrix by Subhash Sapru, APSA, PPSA

February 2021 - Red-billed leiothrix

About the Image(s)

It was in January last that I accompanied by one of my friends drove about 45 kilometers from my place to make some images of this beautiful bird. I had my Nikon D500 and lens 200-500 mm f/5.6. I was lucky to get some good shots. All hand held as it was a sunny morning.
I downloaded the image and processed it in Topaz and later did some coloning to the left of the image to eliminate some distracting element and to crop it from sides..

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Wonderful capture Subhash. Good background and great positioning of the birds. The only change I might recommend is to brighten the birds.   Posted: 02/15/2021 08:28:38

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Wonderful image. The detail on the birds is sharp and crisp and the background is beautiful. I also like the white piece in the birds mouth complimented by the pieces below.   Posted: 02/19/2021 13:16:49

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Great capture. The colors and sharpness of the birds are beautiful. I also recommend to brighten the birds a bit. Well done.   Posted: 02/19/2021 18:43:37

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Gorgeous. I am not sure the birds really need any lightening. I think they somewhat echo the gray in the background to good effect   Posted: 02/20/2021 19:07:09

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Outstanding image! Capturing two of these beauties in an excellent composition makes this a an excellent Art photo. As far as the exposure goes, a little lightening might show more detail in the feathers and legs, which might have more impact.   Posted: 02/22/2021 08:41:50

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
What beautiful birds, Subhash, sharp and detailed with a complementary background. Did a little research and learned, "This bird is very active and an excellent singer but very secretive and difficult to see" which makes it even more impressive that you captured it. I've never seen one, perhaps because they aren't native to N America and sell for$1155.   Posted: 02/25/2021 18:07:17
Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Good to know that you have so much interest in this bird which is not native to your country. The cost is startling, I never heard about it.   Posted: 02/26/2021 09:02:01