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Black-hooded Oriole in its Nest

Black-hooded Oriole in its Nest
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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: 2014-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-19 7:48
Viewed: 2678
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds and is a resident breeder. The Black-hooded Oriole is a widespread resident in India and its striking yellow plumage with a black hood stands out amongst the vegetation. Open broad-leafed forests are their primary habitat, however it is not uncommon to sight them in well-wooded areas like village groves and plantations.
It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. The food is insects and fruit, especially figs, found in the tree canopies where the orioles spend much of their time.
The male is striking, with the typical oriole black and yellow coloration. The plumage is predominantly yellow, with a solid black hood, and black also in the wings and tail centre.
The female Black-hooded Oriole is a drabber bird with greenish underparts, but still has the black hood. Young birds are like the female, but have dark streaking on the underparts, and their hood is not solidly black, especially on the throat.
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-19 8:06]

Hello Samiran,
Excellent photo of this Black-hooded Oriole in fine sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours. The nest is a work of art. Great pose.


Hello Samiran Da,
Ei prothom ami Oriole-r basa dekhlam.khub sundor chobita tulecho.Samner gacher soru guri-ta na thakle aro valo lagto.Kintu ki kora jabe!Gach r pakhike to r sorano jabe na,tai it's a really natural beauty.Like the way you have managed light here.Details and colour as usual beautiful.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Samiran!
Great shot of this Black hooded Oriole in very good sharpness and details. I have never seen its nest,it is really beautiful; thanks for sharing this lovely shot,
Best Regards,

hallo Samiran
very nice composition with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

Hello Samiran Bhai,

Hope you are doing fine. What a splendid photo of this Hooded Oriol in its nest. The focus is perfect therefore the details overall are great.This is a fine contribution to TN, I have seen some of these orioles here in our region but I do not have cameras.Your work is great and the hard work behind it is praiseworthy, TFS, take care,

warm regards/Abid

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-20 13:56]

Hi Samiran,truly beautiful and very interesting too this pic,showing us the nest design of the oriole,great capture,imposing perspective and excellent detail and colors! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely bird in its nest, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my frend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Samiran,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage avec une mention particulière pour l'attitude défensive (ou agressive) du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Samiranda,
As usual excellent capture,nice composition,details and best colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards....Joy

Hi Samiran,
I'm not sure where you are at this moment, but we all miss your great contribution from TN. Beautiful shot about the nesting oriole, great focus, nice colors and compo. Good work.
Best regards, László

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