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The rufous treepie

The rufous treepie
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-25 10:19
Viewed: 1561
Points: 11
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Yes, a clean shot of this elusive treepie after a long long time.As friends might remember, most of my shots are from my college where I serve as the principal.I often have little time at my disposal.The compound is very green and tree dotted.The foliage is thick and it is almost impossible to get a clear photograph of a shy bird like Rufous or Indian Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda). This solitary bird was constantly calling. I had my camera with me, in fact, Munir my friend was carrying it.However, we kept locating it and while Munir was away, I spotted it near the Physics Department, peacefully calling and singing from the bare winter struck branch of a mulberry and in the background the faded green is that of the Italian Cypresses. As usual some hurried shots were taken but a few were reasonably well, acceptable, I mean and I am posting one here, hope friends will like it.....once again Merry Christmas and happy New year to all.Take care.

The rufous treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda) is a treepie, native to the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining parts of Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Corvidae (crow) family. It is long tailed and has loud musical calls making it very conspicuous. It is found commonly in open scrub, agricultural areas, forests as well as urban gardens. Like other corvids it is very adaptable, omnivorous and opportunistic in feeding.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Abid,
Excellent details and clarity. It is a perfect composition with very good focus.
Nice and interesting shape.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-25 11:59]

Hi Abid,a strange but excellent pic about this treepie,the sharpness and the colors of bird are very very good despite the difficult location and light.The background seems an abstracr peinture,very strange and original,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2014-12-25 20:59]

Ya Hussain,
Your TOY has impressed me, or the habitat of Dera Ismail Khan, perfect exposure and composition.. beautiful.

Hello Abid Sahab!
Yes, it is really a well taken shot of this very cautious bird. Very good details of the plumage and nice catch-light in the visible eye. Trees at some distance in background have helped you in getting a cleaner shot as you have mentioned. Congrats for this successful shot and thank you for your well written notes,
Best Regards,

Hi Syed Abid,
Not a bad shot at all, but in my opinion not a perfect one either. Of course all what I write are based on my personal opinion, so feel free to agree or disagree, but colors seem a little undersaturated and a slight green / cyan overcast may be detected. Contrast might be increased a bit also, and the far background is a bit noisy, not smooth enough. On the other side, I love your composition + the note is useful and educative, too. A good shot... and the next of this type may be an excellent one, I'm sure.
Have a nice festive season (Christmas if you celebrate it), all the very best for the new year. Kind regards, László

Hello Abid Sahab - I have no picture of this Bird in my gallery, although you can see them in our Mango, Guava etc tree! To me it's very difficult to take a good picture of this bird. Due to its size and its natural habitat. But I like your picture. Nice natural look with well managed BG. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice We - Srikumar

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