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Crow Pheasant

Crow Pheasant
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-12 8:50
Viewed: 7223
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Greater Coucal or the Crow Pheasant Centropus sinensis, is a non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is also known as the Crow pheasant or Coucal.
It is a widespread resident in southern Asia, from India east to south China and Indonesia. It found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation. It nests in a bush, and the typical clutch is 3-5 eggs.

This is a large species at 48 cm. Its head and body are purple black, the wings are chestnut above and black below, and the long tail is dark green. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are duller and heavily barred.The Greater Coucal is a large bird which takes a wide range of insects, caterpillars and small vertebrates. It occasionally eats other food items.
The call of this species, like that of most cuckoos is a simple repetition, in this case of a deep booming note.

As we were driving , i found this one by the side of the road and Thanks to Muralidhar, who stopped the car exactly, where i wanted. I got few good shots. This is one Bird, which hunts on all the nests of small birds in search of Young ones and Eggs. Many of the birds nests are destroyed by these birds.

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Dear Satish, What a brilliant color. The eyes are mesmerizing. Lovely low point of view. The 100-300 Sigma did the rest.
- Murali Santhanam

Dear Satish, beautiful shot sir, Great details well captured and nice pose. TFS. with best regards.vab.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-12-12 9:52]

hi chikappa,
nice pictur..lovely details..good notes too.lovely compo.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-12 11:53]

Hello Satish !
This is sucha wonderful bird ! I really love this bright red eye. Excellent details, nice natural colors, wonderful composition and POV, beautiful pose of the bird, nice blurred BG. I liked reading your note, too. Very well done !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-12 12:44]

Hello Satish,
Very good detailed focus on the head. Beautiful colours an low POV. Very good composition.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-12 14:49]

Hola Satish,
buen trabajo,
esplÚndida captura y bello pov,
saludos amigo.

Hello Satish,
Very beautiful bird you photographed here.
Nice colours...

hi satish,
good composition. sharp picture with details. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-12-12 18:45]

Hi Satish very nice rpesentation.Good POV and very sharp image whit very good details.I like the catch light in the eye of your subject.
TFS Michel

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