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Eudynamys scolopaceus, female

Eudynamys scolopaceus, female
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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: 2014-01-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-01-09 4:36
Viewed: 1401
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took this shot hours ago in the late afternoon in my college just when this female Asian Koel(Eudynamys scolopaceus)after gorging on the dates of Chinese Date palm went to our Physics Department's little fountain (a project of our BS students) to quench its thirst.It is a beautiful bird, I am sorry that a seasonal plant has somewhat obstructed a clear shot but on the contrary, I think, it has added to the beauty of the shot, for green will forever stay beautiful so freshening for the eyes.
This bird has a thick beak, carries a shade of malice in its looks, being a parasite that it is but the graceful plumage of this female, chequered as our lives are, impresses most.The red-shot eye is magnetic.It eats the date whole and after the flesh gets dissolved in the stomach it expels the stones at intervals. Kindly check a photo in the workshop.

The Wikipedia:

The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related Black-billed and Pacific Koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian Koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry.

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Hello Abid Bhai.
Lovely capture of this Koel.
Good composition with nice clarity and colour.

Hello Mr.Hussain,
Nice to see this species which is also available in our area.They are very shy and like to stay in dark.
Well presentation with splendid colour and pose.I like its attractive red eyes too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Abid Bhai.
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
第一次見到這樣顏色鮮豔華麗 還有斑點的鳥 很新奇
非常的漂亮 光線亮麗 羽毛看起來很細膩 很漂亮
這個角度我喜歡太令人驚嘆 照的真是美麗極了
構圖美麗 背景深遂

hallo Syed
great shot of this bird who i like on his painting
good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-01-09 9:18]

Hello Syed,
nice capture bird,regards..

Hello Mr.Abid!
Indeed a beautiful shot of this female Koel.You are right that despite the plant obstructing the subject the beauty is undisturbed. Red eye is a big attraction too.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-09 11:57]

Hi Syed,beautiful specie and a very good capture despite the difficult light and location,it turn the head in the right way and moment only for you and your camera..ehhehe..i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-09 12:18]

Hello Abid,
Fine photo in great clarity and an eye catching red eye. Beautiful colours, good POV and a perfect timing. Excellent sharpness.

Ciao Syed, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic red eye, finne details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-10 1:45]

Hi Syed,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. A marvellous capture from close range. Amazing natural colors and perfect sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

great bird, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-11 4:33]

Hello Syed,
Interesting red-eyed bird shown with this natural picture. Well chosen decentred presentation, fine sharpness.
Thanks for the note too.

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