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    Default Portrait Long-tailed broadbill

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    After years effort it was possible to get enough close to this elusive bird of foot hill Himalayan forest.
    Thanks for looking,comments welcome.
    D850,850mm,f7,1/1000s,ISO 800,HH from steep hill,had no scope to mount on tripod.

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    Off the charts good. A total WOW photo for me. Beautiful fine feather details, perfect head angle and a beautiful background. Colors are perfect, not over saturated or over exposed. Has to be the best shot of this species I have seen. I know the bird well and have seen many of them in Thailand where they were quite common in certain areas. I even watched one for a long time going to and from a nest and feeding young. This was before my photography days but your beautiful photo brings back all of those memories like it was yesterday. This has to be the clear cut favorite to win the monthly theme. Just fantastic and your efforts and determination paid off.

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    Thank you Isaac for appreciating my post so candidly.
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    Off the charts good. A total WOW photo for me. Beautiful fine feather details, perfect head angle and a beautiful background. Colors are perfect, not over saturated or over exposed. Has to be the best shot of this species I have seen. I know the bird well and have seen many of them in Thailand where they were quite common in certain areas. I even watched one for a long time going to and from a nest and feeding young. This was before my photography days but your beautiful photo brings back all of those memories like it was yesterday. This has to be the clear cut favorite to win the monthly theme. Just fantastic and your efforts and determination paid off.

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    Feather details look like woven tapestry... excellent.
    Dan Kearl

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    Very nice...Really like the colours and feather detail you captured here. Good HA and BG colours show the bird well. Good work.

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    Yes, this is fantastic. Nothing in North America can compete with that color! The feather detail is really lovely. Fully expect this to be mentioned at month's end.

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    Great details, IQ and colors in this beautiful image. BG matches the eye perfectly. Incredible image, congratulations!

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    Fantastic, I'd clean up the beak and call it a day, its wonderful!

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    The color on this bird is amazing. Great background with a nice pose. Details look great as well.

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    Very well done Debapratim! The details are superb and the pose is as good as it gets. Nice background, compositon and colors.

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    I've never seen this species alive but this one is frigging amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us here. SH & FFD are incredible.

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    Thanks a lot,was waiting for your appreciation.
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    I've never seen this species alive but this one is frigging amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us here. SH & FFD are incredible.

    with love, artie

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    Wow!!
    Come join me for a Custom Raptor Workshop starting this November 2018- January 2019.
    P.M. me to inquire on dates, pricing and availabilities. Thank You.
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    Deba,

    You can always e-mail me a link if I miss one of your images as I love looking at them.

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