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Azure-winged magpie

Azure-winged magpie
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: SONY DSC H1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-12 5:31
Viewed: 2064
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The azure-winged magpie (Cyanopica cyanus) is a bird in the crow family. It is 31–35 cm long and similar in overall shape to the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica) but is more slender with proportionately smaller legs and bill. It belongs to the genus Cyanopica.

It has a glossy black top to the head and a white throat. The underparts and the back are a light grey-fawn in colour with the wings and the feathers of the long (16–20 cm) tail an azure blue. It inhabits various types of coniferous (mainly pine) and broadleaf forest, including parks and gardens in the eastern populations.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-12 6:44]

Hello Biswarup,
Fantastic photo in excellent sharpness, beautiful colors, great composition and a very nice blurred background.

A beautiful 3D image with amazing soft colours the details are just excellent

Great clarity and sharpness, yet retains the softness of the feathers. Colors are outstanding.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-12 10:22]

Hi Biswarup,a very sharp capture of tis magpie,i like the pose and the exposure,natural colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-12-12 10:52]

A very nice picture with a great composition and light. Natural color too.

Beautiful photo Biswarup,in all is respects.
Very well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi Biswarup,
Excellent shot. Simple yet nice composition, great sharpness, exceptional clarity and quiet background, which helps to grab the viewer's attention on the bird only. One of your best shots recently. Bravo!
Kind regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-13 16:50]

Hello Biswarup,
A beautiful Azure-winged Magpie captured in an attractive relaxed pose. The powder blue wing and tail feathers contrast nicely with it's gray back, white breast and coal black cap. Good eye contact and just the right amount of exposure. I like the clean BG.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-12-14 17:49]

Hi Biswarup
Really a beautiful bird in nice colors.
Splendid composition.


perfect portrait, was it taken in a studio or in nature ?

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