<< Previous Next >>

After the rain

After the rain
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-28 12:32
Viewed: 2361
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brahminy Myna or Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum)is a common resident of the indian subcontinent.
It is a resident breeder in Nepal and India, a winter visitor to Sri Lanka and a summer visitor in parts of the western Himalayas and northeastern Himalayas. They have musical call notes that are long made up of a series of slurred notes that ends abruptly.[3] Although mainly seen on the plains there are a few records from above 3000m mainly from Ladakh.[5]

kinglove, ramthakur, marius-secan, anel has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Ciao Piere, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-28 13:12]

Hi Pierre,this starling is better so wet after the rain! Magnificent effect of the water on its plumage,and you caught this great opportunity in a very professional way with fantastic details and bright colors despite the difficult light,great shot,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-28 13:23]

Hello Pierre,
Fantastic detailed Brahminy Myna in beautiful clarity and colours. Nice soft background. Excellent POV and composition.

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-28 18:42]

Hello Pierre,
You have captured this beautiful Myna bird perfectly. The contrasting colors in it's plumage along with it's gorgeous beak come together to make this a stunning species indeed.
I love the fine detail you managed to capture, especially in the facial area. The soft natural lighting is wonderful and the overall composition is very eye catching.


nice hair cut, TFS Ori

Hello Pierre,
Yes,I agree with Ori,Beautiful hair style.
Excellent capture,details and colours are remarkable.

Hello Heimann!
Super shot of this interesting species of Myna. The arrogant look is that of a Jungle babbler. Great POV and depth. I like the grey, light orange and black color combination on bird. Thanks for this lovely composition,
Best Regards,

Hello Pierre,
Fantastic shot of this Brahminy Myna.


This Mynah is certainly the best looking among many others we find here in India, Pierre. You have capture it well in Khajuraho. The image is sharp and the colours are beautiful.
Thanks and regards.

hallo pierre
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Pierre,
Excellent picture,Details and colour is really attractive.Like its composition too.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pierre,
A spectacular capture of a nice specimen. I like the plumage of this bird after the rain....Excellent details and focus.

Charming portrait of this Sturnia pagodarum, yet with a drop of rain hanging from one of the fingers of his legs. Good job my friend.

Hernán Bortondello

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-03-04 5:01]

Bonjour Pierre,
Superbe cette photo!! A winner, comme on dit en Anglais. Une présentation en diagonale parfaite, netteté au top et un oiseau très spécial et intéressant. Une image qui fera son chemin!
Ai aussi apprécié tes mots gentils concernant mon millième posting. Un grand merci!

Great shot of this nice starling!
LOvly colors and pose, the rainy weather and
the wet feathers makes this great!

Calibration Check