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Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)

Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis)
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-31 0:39
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During this time Fraser's Hill was misty. The light condition is very challenging in photographing the birds. I was lucky to be able to shoot this magpie. I did not stay long.
Another challenging situation was having the camera handheld.

The Common Green Magpie (Cissa chinensis) is a member of the crow family, roughly about the size of the Eurasian Jay or slightly smaller. It is a vivid green in colour (often fades to turquoise in captivity), slightly lighter on the underside and has a thick black stripe from the bill (through the eyes) to the nape. Compared to the other members of its genus, the white-tipped tail is quite long. This all contrasts vividly with the red fleshy eye rims, bill and legs. The wings are reddish maroon.
It is found from the lower Himalayas in north eastern India in a broad south easterly band down into central Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and northwestern Borneo in evergreen forest (including bamboo forest), clearings and scrub.
This bird seeks food both on the ground and in trees, and takes a very high percentage of animal prey from countless invertebrates, small reptiles, mammals and young birds and eggs. It will also take flesh from a recently killed carcass.
The nest is built in trees, large shrubs and often in tangles of various climbing vines. There are usually 4–6 eggs laid.
The voice is quite varied but often a harsh peep-peep. It also frequently whistles and chatters.

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Hi Foozi,
Oh, why did you do? I mean why did you place the watermark on to the tail... Too big, pointless and ruins a bit the otherwise excellent image. Composition-wise this photo's perfect, color-wise very spectacular while the shallow depth of field is pleasing, it helps to isolate the bird from the background. The exposure management is awesome, too. A breathtaking capture. Minus the watermark.
Best regards, László

Green it is dear Foozi
incredible bird well shown here

Hello Foozi,
Nice capture with great details and lovely colours clarity,beautiful composition and captured from a nice PoV.

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, lovely double diagonal composition, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-31 2:54]

Hello Foozi,
What a beauty, bird and photo as a whole. Great sharpness, details, splendid colours and a very attractive composition. A pity that your name stands in the tail, it's very easy to remove that.

Hello Foozi

WOW ! its soft color tones are very beautiful
of this exotic Magpie, very fine POV on that
lovely pose and giving the lovely eye-contact,
very beautiful light, great focus, sharpness,
and details, TFS


Hi Foozi,

Great picture of this fantastic bird with perfect color, sharpness & lighting.

Thanks for sharing this with us.


hello Foozi
nice picture of this beautiful bird good details and lovely composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-31 10:54]

Hi Foozi,magnificent specie and great capture of these magic colors in the best exposure,great details too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-31 11:15]

Hello Foozi,
I know that Frazer's Hill is a great place for birds, this Green Magpie being a fine example.
Nice POV showing the features with excellent clarity and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Foozi.
Complimenti per la perfetta nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli ,stupendi i colori ben definiti,.eccellente la composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

the bird looks really like a picture drawn. interesting and cool colors. i love a unique color on its head. good work. tfs.

顏色鮮豔 尾巴的羽毛都可以看清楚

Hi Foozi,

A very good presentation of the colourful bird, great focus showing great detail and colours. Very good light management.
TFS, regards Bill.

Amazing bird and GREAT photo Foozi! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-02 4:51]

Bonjour Foozi,
What a colorful bird, this Magpie species. Very well done under the described conditions, an interesting point of view too. What a vivid eye this bird has!

Ciao Foozi. Brillant colours here! Good details and sharp for the intersting specie. Peerfetc focus on eye. Well done MF.


merhaba akhi Foozi
maashallah, this magpie so beautiful with wonderful colored plumage. you are lucky to see and captured with a nice shot. Insh'allah I can see it in nature too.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. With my best salaam.

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