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    Default The Velvet fronted one

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    This is Velvet fronted nuthatch. They are usually found in small groups. Got this cute one last weekend at Coorg ( south India).

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    Holy smokes, what a strikingly beautiful bird! Love the brilliant colors and upside down pose. Excellent IQ, & vertical works well. Wish the lower foot was a bit sharper. Very nicely composed and executed capture as usual, Kiran!

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    Wow, it is a very good-looking bird. The nuthatch in my country is more grey... The colours are very nice from this bird in his well-known position in a tree.

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    Wow Kiran, great capture. The colors and exposure on this look spot on. What a beautiful bird to photograph.

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    What a cool looking bird Kiran! Our nuthatches are boring by comparison. I like the excellent fine detail and the slant of the tree, which works well with the pose of the bird.
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    Lovely shot of this stunning bird!

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    Truly gorgeous. That BG is perfect. And what colors!

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    Kiran, spectacular bird in a perfect Nuthatch pose. Fantastic colors. Well captured.

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    Bhai, interesting angled pose, and the colours on this guy are really striking. The yellow eye stands out so well from the blues.

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    Excellent image Kiran! I like the IQ, pose, BG and colourful nuthatch.

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    Kiran, What a beautiful bird and a terrific photo. That yellow eye really pops.

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    wow...amazing colors sharpness and compo..fantastic bhai missing your photos :)

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    99.99 out of 100. Killer colors, pose, setting, head angle, sharpness, image design, toes, BKGR, and optimization. .01 off for the bit of sun on the feet.... SS = simply stunning.... I know a contest where this would do very well.... I'd be smiling too if this were mine :)
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    When Artie gives his "SS" rating, you know you have a good one Kiran. Beautiful.

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    Kiran, what a shot you've pulled off. I've seen these beauties only once or twice and can truly appreciate the difficulty level....'passed the test with flying colors' wud be more than apt here.

    pose, colors, IQ...simply WOW.

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    Awesome pose and details, lovely shot Kiran!
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    spectacular photo and bird

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    Exceptional image Kiran. Great colors pose and fantastic background.

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    I add my compliments with everyone else.
    Just a wonderful photo.
    They look like the nuthatches here, just a lot more colorful, but the same upside down pose.
    Great shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    99.99 out of 100. Killer colors, pose, setting, head angle, sharpness, image design, toes, BKGR, and optimization. .01 off for the bit of sun on the feet.... SS = simply stunning.... I know a contest where this would do very well.... I'd be smiling too if this were mine :)
    Thank you For your kind words of encouragement Guru. Sure I am getting ready for the contest.

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    Thank you dearest friends for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement. Really value them.

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    Undoubtedly a stunner and a winner shot here bhai. Artie said it all

    Time to enroll and say you win there ..

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    Wow!!!! What an amazing image. Love the colors, excellent pose, exposed perfectly. Stunning.
    Well done.

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    Super shot of such a beautiful bird, Kiran!

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    What a prerty bird. Great pose and nice sharp head.

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    Default Bava! Brilliant One.

    Hi Kiran,
    Another Gem from you.
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    Flawless victory Kiran bhai.... Splendid image of this restless bird...

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    Excellent shot with lovely colors, pose, perch & BG. TFS

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