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Blue-winged Pitta 01 by garion Blue-winged Pitta 01 by garion
The Blue-winged Pitta, Pitta moluccensis, is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.

This bird spends most of its time on the forest floor foraging for food such as grubs and insects among the leaf litter. Pittas are some of the most colourful birds and this blue-winged pitta is no exception. Here you can see the brilliant hues of red, green, with a mostly orange underbelly and of course its brilliant blue wings which give it its name.

The forest environment which this bird dwells in poses a challenge for bird photography due to its very dim lighting, a very stable setup and lots of efforts keeping still is needed to get a clear and sharp shot due to the very low shutter speed.

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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful shot! ^^
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wildmushrooms Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009   Artisan Crafter
what a great photo!!!:thumbsup:
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!! Appreciate your comment. :hug:
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Ornigazmicus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Wow, I'm in love with this... :D
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Hope all is well with you. :)
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Cristian-M Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I enjoy your images so much... :)
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the compliment, appreciate it! :)
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ouwdiy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
that beautiful,..
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garion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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kkool Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009   Photographer
you did a wonderful job at getting this :clap:
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