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A thief caught in the act!

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Somebody (a lowlife going by the name SUBROTO MUKHERJEE) stole a couple of my bird photos, chopped off the lower portions to eliminate my watermark, and posted the same pics as his own at www.treknature.com . Eventually, after a flurry of complaints, the said website removed the photos.

Here's a thread at DP Review I started regarding this issue:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1029&message=23233756


Of course, I had the presence of mind to save the offending web pages while these were still up. Here are screen shots of these pages. Even if the webpages with the posted stolen photos are gone, I won't easily allow this amoeba to simply hide in a dark corner and be forgotten. I'll keep this gallery up to remind everybody of this thief's misdeed.

First, the legit photo as appearing in my web gallery is presented, then followed by 4 screen shots of the rascal's page.
Black-naped Monarch (Male) 

Scientific name - Hypothymis azurea 

Habitat - Common resident all over the Philippines, in disturbed forest. 

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC]
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Black-naped Monarch (Male)

Scientific name - Hypothymis azurea

Habitat - Common resident all over the Philippines, in disturbed forest.

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC]

Screenshot No. 1 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch
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Screenshot No. 1 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch

Screenshot No. 2 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch
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Screenshot No. 2 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch

Screenshot No. 3 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch
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Screenshot No. 3 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch

Screenshot No. 4 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch
Stolen-BNM-4.jpg

Screenshot No. 4 - stolen photo of a male Black-naped Monarch

Handsome Sunbird 
(A Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Aethopyga bella 

Habitat - Thickets, forest edge and forest below 2000 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
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Handsome Sunbird
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Aethopyga bella

Habitat - Thickets, forest edge and forest below 2000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Screenshot No. 1 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird
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Screenshot No. 1 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird

Screenshot No. 2 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird
Stolen-HS-2.jpg

Screenshot No. 2 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird

Screenshot No. 3 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird
Stolen-HS-3.jpg

Screenshot No. 3 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird

Screenshot No. 4 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird
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Screenshot No. 4 - stolen photo of a male Handsome Sunbird

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