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Jungle Prinia

Jungle Prinia
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Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 85 N: 1657] (10271)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 7:35
Viewed: 2424
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica) is a small passerine bird, a warbler in the Cisticola family.

These 15 cm (6 in) long warblers have short rounded wings, a longish tail, strong legs and a short black bill. In breeding plumage, adults are grey-brown above, with a short white supercilium and warmer brown rump. There are rufous fringes on the closed wings and white edged to the tail. Underparts are whitish-buff. The sexes are identical except that the male has a blacker bill and mouth in the breeding season.
In winter, the upperparts are a warmer brown, and the underparts more buff. The tail is longer than in summer. There are a four races differing in plumage shade. The distinctive endemic race in Sri Lanka, P. s.valida, retains summer plumage, including the shorter tail, all year round, and lacks the supercilium and white in the tail.

And according to Mr.Salim Ali, it is present from Kangra east to NW and Bangladesh. I found and captured it in Santiniketan.

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Hello Samiran,
An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Great presentation & POV. TFS & best wishes!


hello Samiran
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
yjanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-02 8:01]

Hello Samiran,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo and what a lovely pose with this impressive eye contact. Great clarity, DOF and very beautiful colours. Taken from the best POV.

Hello Samiran

Excellent photo of the Jungle Prinia with fine POV
giving the lovely eye-contact, beautiful soft light
coming to the bird, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Samiranda,
Very beautiful picture of Jungle Prinia.Nice natural colour and sharpness.I have been learning a lot watching your picture.Very nice blurry BG and nice "Babla Tree".
Thanks for sharing,
With respect,

This looks more like Ashy Prinia to me than Jungle...the ashy back is well seen, check out.
A decent image of the curious prinia but for the background which is not helping the bird to standout. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-02 9:13]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent capture of the Jungle Prinia (I agree with your ID!). Good POV taken with top sharpness and natural colours. Nice eye contact too.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Samiran,
Very interesting portrait of bird. Awesome composition, sharpness and beautiful natural colors.

Hello Samiran,
Très belle capture. L'oiseau qui est très net se découpe bien sur l'arrière-plan.
TSF + Best regards.

Hello Samiranda,
Lovely capture with great details and clarity,beautiful PoV and well exposed Pirinia.
TFS and my regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-02 12:18]

Hi Samiran,the top of perfection talking about details and colors of the bird and a great point of view to have this magnificent background.Very well done,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Samiran
Beautifully lit photo and pose. Its like you were conversing with him. Great POV and sharpness. Lovely composition and colour.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Samiran,
What a shot!
All is beautiful : watchful attitude, background which valorize the main subject, excellent sharpness, very nice natural colors.

beautiful small bird. interestingly taken. good closeup and angle. nicely framed. tfs.

鳥的神情自然 又清晰 構圖很美麗
尤其是那樹葉很翠綠 樹枝還有刺呢

Ciao Samiran.
Complimenti per l’eccellente cattura di questo esemplare di Prinia Jungle,grande nitidezza con ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori naturali,bella la composizione.
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Samiran

Really inquisitive eye contact and pose. The perfect rays of light through the canopy allowed you a good capture of this Prinia. The way they move their tails very fast, little blur on the tail is quite expected especially under canopy. Superb picture.

Ciao Samiran. Perfect focus on expressive eye. Beautiful tender colours in the lovely compo.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-02-04 2:00]

Hello Samiran,
very nice prinia,beautiful photo,thanks for sharing..

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-04 9:43]

Hello Samiran
What a great closed up it seem to be in 3 D good point of view and sharp image.Amasing plumage details and great natural colors
TFS Michel

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-04 9:49]

Hi Samiran,
Nice composition with a lovely bird ..
The colours are great. Excellent clarity, sharpness and focus.
Best wishes,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-04 10:07]

Hi Samiran,
top class photo, so natural, so beautiful ! Excellent composition, outstanding details, wonderful colors, lighting !
Best regards !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-05 1:00]

Hello Samiran
thanks for your comment on my Kingfisher shot. Really appreciate you POV. I too agree with what you said.
The above shot is very pleasant with the softness of the background and also the feathers view. Very pleasant composition in good details sharpness and eye contact.
Very pretty and cute bird.


Hello Saniran
Interesting bird and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

Hello Samiran
Up to now, I have seen only Prinia gracilis from this genus. They are similar appaerance. This is also very beautiful. You nicely captured and presented. Thanks for sharing. All the best

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