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    Default Blue Pitta (Thailand) and 2019 Favorites!!!

    If there was one shot I wanted from Thailand, this is it! This amazing bird visited a deep forest hide outside Kaeng Krachan NP, about 2 hours west of
    Bangkok. This individual was incredibly spooky and would only come to offered worms when the array was vacated by the many squirrels which
    frequented it. Woodpeckers didn't like this guy, and several chased him from the array to truncate his first of two visits during my vigil. He appeared
    again 2 hours later, and there was enough light for me to close down to f/5 for a bit more DOF across him that time. Still a hella slow shutter at 1/100!

    Like Daniel I also created a gallery of my favorite shots from this past year. With visits to New Zealand, Colombia, and Thailand, I certainly saw a
    lot of cool birds last year! There are 19 shots in the gallery, and the shooting info, circumstances, and relevant trivia are indicated under each.

    https://www.dorianandersonphotograph...019-Favorites/

    Almost needless to say, this shot is included among my favorites! Wish all my Thailand shots were this sharp......

    Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX2
    1/100 at f/5, ISO 3200
    Processed in LR CC. Strong NR on background. Cloned a few light spots of the mound/perch. All natural light despite catchlight suggesting otherwise.

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    A stunner of an image and bird. Consider a pano crop to lose the o-o-f hill at the bottom.

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    One neat bird and shot Dorian. I can see why your happy. I will definitely look at your other favorites. TFS

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    Very nice, bird is sharp throughout. Nice work at 1/100.. not sure going to f5 matters, I try it
    but DOF is so shallow, it is probably better to save iso.....
    I would take some off the bottom. above the oof mound.
    My fav photo of the year of yours is the Sword Hummer.
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    Great Top 20 and several of your species are the same ones I captured in NZ.
    I like them all but I love the antpitta and kaki.
    Lovely image here. Another species that is new to me.
    Looks great for 1/100.
    I too, would crop some off the bottom to eliminate that OOF mound.
    Gail

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    The suggested crop with some off the bottom. The more I look at this tighter crop, the more I like it. Bird really jumps off background here. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Love the repost which fixed the only nit I had in this image. Gorgeous bird with those bands and colors. Pittas are notoriously skulky and I've yet to photograph one.

    WRT the 2019 list (totally jealous btw ), my favorite has to be the Semi-Palmated Sandpiper. I love the super clean image design and contrast.

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    Man what a happy capture, and the re-post really does the bird justice showing much more detail.

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    Terrific sharp capture of this beautiful bird. Repost makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing your wonderful favorites - winners all. You definitely had a good 2019; can't wait to see what you come up with in 2020.

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    Beautiful Species, Love the colors. Repost is really nice.


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    What a neat looking bird. Framing looks fine to me. Really dig those colors in the background.

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