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Hey I found the correct one

Hey I found the correct one
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 10:47
Viewed: 3368
Points: 36
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As I was ending my vacation I was disappointed that I could not shoot something interesting. The next day while packing my things, i noticed that this woodpecker (seem to be) was at the top of this jack fruit trying to find the taste.

Details about jackfruit

The Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a species of tree of the mulberry family (Moraceae) and its fruit, native to southwestern India and Sri Lanka, and possibly also east to the Malay Peninsula, though more likely an early human introduction there.

It is an evergreen tree growing to 10-15 m tall. The leaves are alternately arranged, elliptical, 5-25 cm long and 3-12 cm broad, often lobed on young trees but entire on mature trees. The flowers are produced in dense inflorescences 3-7 cm long and 1-2.5 cm broad; the male and female flowers produced on separate inflorescences, the female inflorescences commonly borne on thick branches or the trunk of the tree (cauliflory).

The fruit is huge, seldom less than about 25 cm in diameter. Even a relatively thin tree (circa 10 cm) can have huge fruits hanging on it. The fruits can reach 36 kg in weight and up to 90 cm long and 50 cm in diameter. The jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world.

The sweet yellow sheaths around the seeds are about 3-5 mm thick and have a taste similar to pineapple but milder and less juicy.

The English name jackfruit derives from Portuguese jaca, which is derived from Malayalam chakka.
Jackfruit is widely grown in South and Southeast Asia. It is also grown in parts of central and eastern Africa, Brazil, and Suriname. It is the national fruit of Bangladesh and Indonesia.

The jackfruit has played a significant role in the Indian agriculture (and culture) from times immemorial. Archeological findings in India have revealed that jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago. Findings also indicate that Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great (274 - 237 BC) encouraged arbori-horticulture of various fruits including jackfruit. Varahamihira, the famous Indian astronomer, mathemetician, and astrologer wrote a chapter on the treatment of trees in his Brhat Samhita. One of the highlights of his treatise is a specific reference on grafting to be done on trees such as jackfruit. A method of grafting described was what is known today as 'wedge grafting'. One of the earliest descriptions of the jackfruit is to be found in the 16th century memoirs of the Mughal Emperor Babar.

Now about Woodpecker (Black-rumped Flameback)

The Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense) also known as the Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker is a woodpecker which is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of South Asia.

This flameback is a species associated with open forest and cultivation. It nests in a tree hole, laying three white eggs.

Like other woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks, and zygodactyl or “yoked" feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward. The long tongue can be darted forward to capture insects.

The Black-rumped Flameback is a large species at 26-29cm in length. It is a typical woodpecker shape, and has a golden yellow back, with paler wings. The rump and tail are black. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings. The black throat immediately separates it from other golden backed woodpeckers in the Indian region. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a greyish eye patch. Unlike Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus, it has no dark moustache stripe.

The adult male Black-rumped Flameback has a red crown. Females have a dark forecrown, with red only on the rear half. Young birds are like the female, but duller.

Added contrast and brightness
Technical deails are enclosed.

Tks for looking.

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Hi Gannu,
Nice general blurb about Woodpeckers. In case you want to know which one this is - Dinopium benghalense tehminae - adult male - Black-rumped Flameback.

Hi Ganesh, fabulous picture! That's a black-rumped flameback woodpecker. What a fantastic opportunity! Lucky you!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-24 11:36]
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Hello Ganesh,
Fine double capture, bothof the Jackfruit and the Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker.
The colours both of the fruit and the woodpecker are great and both are sharp. I like the woodpecker's pose in this well-composed shot.
Nice informative note.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Quite an interesting capture of a colourful Woodpecker pecking at a jackfruit, Ganesan.
The shot is well composed.
Thanks ans all the best.

selam narayanan; nice shot and nice composition with nice colours.nice POV of this beautiful bird photo. TFS
well done

Bufffff tremenda fotografía........ primero no veía el ave pero una vez centrado todo es maravillosa en colorido y conjunto. Saludos Narayanan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-24 15:36]
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Hello Narayanan,
Extremely colourful photo and all the important parts (the Woodpecker and the jackfruit) are very sharp. I like the pose of the bird.

Hi Ganesh,
you are lucky. good opportunity for you, of course, for us. seeing such a woodpecker on a mulberry. Good and colorful composition. TFS
best wishes

Hi Narayanan,
I cannot decide what is more colorful. The Jackfruit, or the Woodpecker. Beautiful vibrant colorsaturation and sharp detail in this exposure. Your composition and choice of framing look very good.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-24 23:17]

Hello Ganesh

A beautiful and colourful post today.I have never seen such a colourful woodpecker.The details are very good and the plumage shows well.Nicely composed with excellent POV .Nicely done.TFS


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-25 0:04]

Hi Ganesh
Jackfruit time in Kerala, and a truly enjoyable time for the birds.
Very nice shot of the woodpecker....
TFS & Cheers

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-25 3:47]

Hi Ganesh,
a superb find!
Vivid colours and brilliant composition.
Well done,

Hello Narayanan,
What an interesting specie! A Black-rumped Flameback! I think that its name suits it perfectly. This is a very nice and stunning specie and this fruit is also much interesting. You were lucky to see it just before departure :-) This is a very good post. TFS,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-25 10:08]

Nice capture,could say fruitful shot!!Nice.

Namaste Ganesh,
hhmmmm, yummy fruit - I also love to eat this big fruits, they taste like a fruit-cocktail of apple, peach and banana ;-) But we don't have them here in Germany ;-(
So I understand why this nice woody is enjoying it. A lovely shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda


The colors are brilliant. It is an interesting shot. At first I thought that you shot the Jack fruit, then I noticed the wodpecker.

Murali Santhanam

Hi Ganesan,,

Nice capture, infact it is the capture of the vaccation :) The colours are just great. TFS ani

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2007-06-02 19:26]

Hello Ganesan,
What a wonderfull picture, colors details are great. TFS

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