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Fighting Males

Fighting Males
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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: 2014-12-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-30 9:58
Viewed: 1179
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was a cold,hazily sunny penultimate day of December,2014 when I spotted these two males of Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)in a rubber tree(Ficus elastica) fighting though the mating season is long off. It did surprise me but when I heard the calls of the dominant male on the right, I knew it was a territorial fight and nothing else.I first made a reasonably good video of the males and then took a number of shots and this one seemed acceptable with the submissive male sitting to the left of the picture.Only threatening postures were used, there was no fierce pecking so after watching them with fascination for some fifteen minutes, I left for my office where tons of work awaited me. Hope friends will like this shot of squabbling males of Asian or Indian Koel.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-30 11:11]

Hi Syed,a very interesting post,it's a pity that i can hear he sound of tha male singin..ehhee...nice capture made with the usual top quality despite the difficult location.Happy New Year to you and your family and thanks,Luciano

Hello Abid sahab!
Thanks for your comments on my post and a useful workshop. Despite the difficult conditions in your present shot, you managed to get great details on these male Koels. These black birds have a very good contrast with the rubber plant leaves and the red eyes are beautifully captured. The defensive fellow on left can easily be judged after reading your interesting note. Thanks for sharing this fine shot,
Best Regards and HAPPY NEW YEAR,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-31 10:10]

Hi Syed,
Beautiful shot fighting birds. Amazing colors and very nice sharpness details.
Wish for you and your family Happy New Year 2015.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-01 9:43]

Hello Abid,
A new bird for me, and one which in a small way reminds me of the crows we have here in in Ohio. I really like their bright red eyes and ivory colored beaks. Taken from an attractive low POV and showing good detail, especially in the male on the left.

Hello Abid

Excellent capture of these expressive birds specially the expression
of their glances each other, excellent details of their dark plumage, TFS


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