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Black-naped Blue Flycatcher

Black-naped Blue Flycatcher
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-06 7:37
Viewed: 2818
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Probably this is a Black-naped Monarch or Black-naped Blue Flycatcher (Hypothymis azurea),which is a slim and agile passerine bird belonging to the family of monarch flycatchers. They are sexually dimorphic with males having a distinctive black patch on the back of the head and a narrow black half collar ("necklace") while the female is duller and lacks the black markings. They have a call that is similar to that of the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and in tropical forest habitats pairs may join mixed-species foraging flocks. Populations differ slightly in plumage colour and sizes.

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Great capture with sharpness and nice color composition.

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

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful picture of this Flycatcher.Nice color.I haven't seen before this.Sharp focus with nice POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Joy
這鳥我照過4次大約有10多張相片 還沒空PO
我也很喜歡它的樣子 如果不介意 它的資料是

中名 :黑枕藍鶲

學名 :Hypothymis azurea

英名:Black-naped Blue Flycatcher



你照的很棒 連鳥巢都照出來 它的鳥巢很特別的錐形 下面有絲網撐著 是很特別

Very good capture of this nesting Black-naped Monarch from a unusual angle.
good clarity and colour.
best wishes,
samiran da

Hello Joy

Beautiful photo of this Flycatcher species on its nest,
fine POV on its gracious pose and eye-contact with you,
the catch-light always improve the photo by
rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-07 1:43]

Hello Joy,
Yes, you are right about the ID.
Very nice photo of this bird on her nest. I hope you have not disturb her.
Good sharpness and beautiful colours. Fine composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-07 2:23]

Hello Joydeb.
A wonderful capture of this fine looking bird.His colors are beautiful. Wonderful pose on the nest.Regards Siggi

Namaste Joydeb

Inspite of the difficult angle this nesting photo of the male monarch is good, simply because getting it in the foliage where it normally resides is not that easy..its blue colour is always eye catching as it reflects in your photo too.


Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird, fine details, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Fantastci POV Joydeb ! Very good colours results. Bit OOF.


Despite the difficult POV an impressive photo Joy! Interesting subject, very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-09 8:57]

Hi Joydeb,very difficult pose and dark light but a very good result and a very original perspective,nice way to take this blue beauty,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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