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Oriental Magpie Robin Female

Oriental Magpie Robin Female
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 23:40
Viewed: 1401
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The courting season for this Oriental Magpie Robin seems to have begun. Today, I noticed a pair of them in front on my house. The male was singing sweetly as it made interesting poses to woo this female. The male fanned its tail feathers into an attractive shape -- apparently a mating dance gesture.
Here is the picture of the female perched on electric cables.

The oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs and were once popular as cage-birds. The oriental magpie-robin is the national bird of Bangladesh.


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Hello Mr. Thakur,

A nice picture of the Oriental Robin. The image is pretty sharp with details. A special thanks for the notes that you provide giving a background and a perspective on the image.

Thanks for sharing.

Warm Regards,

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-19 13:16]

Hi Ram,curious location between the 2 wires,the sharpness is good but not the best,but the light was very difficult,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-19 17:48]

Hello Ram,
Your Oriental Magpie is very pretty with its black, gray and white plumage. The POV may not be the best, but sometimes we have no choice but to take the shot which has been presented to us or miss it completely. Nice catchlight in its eye and just the right amount of exposure.

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