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Black-hooded Oriole

Black-hooded Oriole
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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: 2012-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 6:02
Viewed: 1865
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Our active TN member Joydeb Chaudhury was inviting me to visit his place for Bird photography. Joydeb is an art teacher of a School run by the Central Government (India). And he is also a very enthusiastic nature photographer. Getting his worm invitation, one winter morning I went his place, Labpur and it is only 27 km from Santiniketan. We spent a full day for watching and photographing various birds and insects. The place is like a bird sanctuary. We spotted, watched and photographed many birds there. Today's picture is a Black-hooded Oriole has taken on that day.

I want to dedicate this picture to my young friend Joydeb Chaudhury.

Orioles are strikingly yellow birds with Black-hooded Orioles having a black hood which separates them from the rest of the orioles. The Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) 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, the first attention they gain from us is mainly due to their high-pitched calls that sound like ko-KI-ko liquid whistles. The immature have yellow forehead, streaked throat and not so solid black hoods.

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Thank you Samiranda,
This is an amazing capture with a lovely play of light on the subject within the dark.
Its grace of Almighty that I've got chance to work with one of a learned member of TN as well as one of veteran photographer of India like you.Being a post graduate in Western Art(Painting),photography is completely different medium.All of your valuable instruction helped me to think,work and experiment in a creative way,therefore I"ll always remain obliged to you.
With Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-06 7:23]

Hello Samiran,
A nice capture of this Oriole, a slightly different POV from that of Joy.
I like the lighting and colours contrasting with the BG in this pleasing composition and the sharpness and DOF are great.
Thanks and best wishes for 2013!

Hello Samiran,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. The details and sharpness are teriffic. Exceptional quality....Thanks for sharing this splendid bird.
Nice to went to such a bird sanctuary and watching so many species......

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

Hi Samiran
Yes we are neighbours today. It twas good that you and Joydeb got together, it sounds like it was a good time.
You have captured a very beautiful, Oriole with it's red beak and eyes.The image is very sharp and I like your composition and
POV. It is to bad that the background is so dark. It takes away from the dark detail in the bird. Samiran would a fill flash have
helped separate the bird's detail from the background?
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hi Samiran,
I like your photo of this bird. Excellent point of view. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Samiran, great capture of lovely bird in a beautirful ambientation, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, 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)
  • [2013-01-06 10:34]

Hello Samiran,
A photo of this Black-hooded Oriole in splendid light and contrasting colours. Great sharpness and a very good composition.

Ciao Samiran.
Splendida cattura di questo esemplare di orientale fotografato con un’eccellente gestione della luce ed un’ottima nitidezza,splendidi i colori,molto bella la composizione,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-06 11:17]

Hola Samiran, una hermosa foto de una mejor especie, me gusta la pose inusual ya que se ven detalles del ave que no siempre nos muestran, me gusta color, entorno y la percha, aunque la luz es un poco baja...saludos.

Hello Samiran

WOW ! very beautiful close-up photo of the
Black-hooded Oriole, fine POV and framing,
lovely light of the bird and doing great
contrast with the dark background, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-06 14:36]

Hi Samiran,i'm happy to hear about your beautiful day whit Joy,and i'm happy to see too a magnificent pic,fantastic golden yellow in a difficult light and position,great details and exposure.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Samiran,
Good photograph, good sharpness, good composition, good background.

Amazing bird Samiran! Great photo with excellent composition and impressive sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-06 22:56]

Fine composition for this beautiful bird, no doubt then the dark background is not suitable for this black bird, that's unfortunate and the catch light in the eye would have saved this one..don't worry this happens in the wild, better luck next time. tfs.

beautiful bird in excellent angle. good background and lighting. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-07 3:13]

Hello Samiran
very beautiful bird indeed. The position and the slanting branch really give a good visual effect. The bird is very pleasant in colors.
Excellent job...the cry is also wonderful.


照的很漂亮 構圖有創意 一叢亮光使羽毛清晰
該照的都有出現在相片上 真是佳作

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-08 6:58]

Hello Samiran
Nice closed up of that unknow species to me .Good point of view and beautiful light.Sharp image with great details.Colours are also very nice
TFS Michel

Striking bird with a deep maroon curved beak at that. Our Orioles do not look anything like yours! Love the deep green backdrop, sensational shot my friend

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