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Copsychus saularis(male)

Copsychus saularis(male)
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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: 2014-04-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-02 11:20
Viewed: 1237
Points: 22
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At least this new mega zoom Sony camera has provided me with a chance to capture some decent shots of this beautiful male Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)at Govt. College No.1, D. I. Khan late afternoon today, my time.It is an elusive bird, for I have been chasing it around the college campus( all the while thinking of Ram...smile) for the past few days and every time I settled down to take a shot, it flew away causing that terrible frustration which results from missing a vital chance.
Today however, I stood behind a pillar in the verandah before which there spread two lawns and my patience paid as this male came down from a mango tree and kept feeding at peace in the flowers bed littered with leaves under a bush, providing me with a number of chances to shoot him, here is one of the shots.

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 cagebirds. The Oriental Magpie-Robin is national bird for Bangladesh.

An interesting fact about the bird:

The Oriental Magpie Robin, locally called the Dhayal, was once common in the Indian songbird trade. When a specimen reached Linnaeus* it was apparently labelled Dial and thinking this had something to do with a sun-dial, he gave it the scientific name of 'solaris' ('saularis' in error). (*Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist - May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), http://www.avianweb.com

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-02 12:37]

Hello Abid,
Nice photo of this Oriental Magpie-Robin with your new camera. Good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Excellent choice of composition.

Bonsoir Syed,
Une splendide lumière bien exploitée qui fait resplendir de splendides et délicates couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-02 13:54]

Hi Abid,a very elegant pose and a top quality capture of this magpie-robin,perfect exposure,fine details and a magic light reflection on the black eye.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Abid

Excellent close-up photo of the Oriental Magpie-Robin, finer POV
in its expressive pose and obtaining its beautiful eye-contact,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, the catch-light enhance
the photo by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Hello Abid Sahab!
Very good close-up shot of Oriental Magpie-Robin. Great sharpness and very good details. Very good lateral POV and beautiful catch-light in the eye. I wonder why and how these birds balance themselves on one leg :). I think you were busy in your college routine as you didn't show up for the last few days.Thanks for sharing this fine composition,
Best Regards,

Hello Abid,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗 姿態顯得很高貴
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-04-03 7:18]

Hi Syed,
Excellent photo this nice bird. Good details and amazing colors with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Abid bhai, I broke my compact Canon SX 120 recently by carelessly packing it in my suitcase during a flight. Now I want to go for your model of Sony. This picture with that camera is marvellous. Bravo!
The resident pair of OMR on my school campus has now got used to me and both of them allow me to take their pictures without ditching me at the crucial moment. :)
The male of the species you have captured with so much of effort looks handsome. This is one of the best pictures of a male OMR on TN till date. The eye in particular with the catch-light in it is just divine!
Thanks and regards.

Hello Mr.hussain,
Beautiful picture of this Oriental Magpie-Robin.Nice colour and depth.Like its pose like a philosopher.Well sharp picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,


hallo Syed
great picture of this beautiful coloured bird
nice composition with good details
thanks greeting lou

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