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African Drongo

African Drongo
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-30 1:11
Viewed: 4356
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends!
Please see the "Large Version" of this image which reveals obviously a better detail!

The Fork-tailed Drongo, also called the Common Drongo, African Drongo, or Savanna Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis), is a drongo, a type of small passerine bird of the Old World tropics. The species was earlier considered to cover Asia, but the Asian species is now called the Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus). They are members of the family Dicruridae.

The Fork-tailed Drongo is a common and widespread resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara. These insect-eating birds are usually found in open forests or bush. Two to four eggs are laid in a cup nest in a fork high in a tree.
The Fork-tailed Drongo is 25 cm long. It has short legs and sits very upright whilst perched prominently, like a shrike. It flycatches or take prey from the ground and is attracted to bush fires.

The call is a metallic strink-strink.

Image taken in RAW, ISO400

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excellent cropping. interesting and beautiful species. excellent background colors. tfs.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-11-30 5:51]

Fine image with good composition and the background is beautiful. tfs.

Bom dia George
Very beautiful picture.Superb composition,wonderful colours ad great details.
Thank You
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hello George

The panorama framing it is a great choice,
with the backlit effect and the lovely
light of the background, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-01 1:36]

Hello George,
We have to open the LV to see the color-impact of this beautiful bird-picture. What an eye this Drongo has! Interesting tight horizontal composition!
Have a nice weekend

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