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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-26 3:25
Viewed: 1437
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) is a medium-sized cuckoo resident in the Indian Subcontinent. It bears a close resemblance to the Shikra, a sparrow hawk, even in its style of flying and landing on a perch.The Common Hawk-Cuckoo occurs in most of the Indian Subcontinent, from Pakistan in the west, across the Himalayas foothills, east to Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh and south into Sri Lanka.Like many other cuckoos, this species is a brood parasite, preferring babblers mainly in the genus Turdoides and also reportedly on laughing-thrushes of the genus Garrulax.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-26 3:43]

Hello Joy,
What a perfection! Brilliant photo in splendid clarity, light and colours. The sharpness and details are marvellous. The pose with eye contact is gorgeous and a fantastic composition with a great blurred background. High quality!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-26 4:03]

Hello Joy
such a beautiful capture in full details. The little glance by the bird is really pleasant to give a visual impact.
Very splendid sharpness especially the eye.


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-26 4:16]

Hi Joy,
this is just amazing capture,
wonderful composition, excellent lighting ,
lovely pose, outstanding details !
Congratulations !
Best regards !

Hello Joydeb Da,
Beautiful presentation.Excellent sharpness with prominent brightness.Details on feather are really splendid.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,
Valo theko,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-26 4:25]

Hi Joy,beautiful and interesting specie,the details of this pic are absolutely fantastics,perfect from the end of tail to the head,the eye too is a great spectacle,a very professional work! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-26 8:49]

Hello Joydeb.
Fantastic job you did here, a great capture, with a fantastic pov and a good details in it and the composition is very good. Regards Siggi

hallo Joy
great sharpness pose of this beautiful brd with great details and super colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Joy,
哇 這老鷹照的特別清楚 真是美麗
羽毛的圖案更是清晰 有光澤會發亮 眼神亮麗
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2013-07-26 11:17]

Fine image presenting this beautiful bird.
Precise focusing, well chosen composition
and pleasing out of focus background.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2013-07-26 12:17]

Lovely lighting, an interesting (and usually shy) species posing nicely with a perfect perch and smooth background - what more can you ask for? I am assuming that this was shot from a tripod or some other form of support, given the shutter speed? I am very envious of this photograph - well done!
Best wishes, Nigel.

perfect portrait of Hawk-Cuckoo, TFS Ori

I like the interesting characteristics of this bird Joydeb. The eye and beak especially are odd. Good focus and details. You framed it well and the DOF shows it off well. I love the patterns in the feathers. Great shot Joydeb! TFS Trevor

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-26 20:17]

Hello Joy,
I am very impressed with the quality of this particular image. The detail, exposure and composition are superb and the colors are true and natural. Love the beautiful markings in it's plumage and nice eye contact. Great work!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-27 1:48]

Hi Joydeb,
Really excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo. Very nice composition and perfect blurred background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Another interesting Asian bird and a great photo Joy! The composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

Hello Joy

Excellent close-up photo of the Common Hawk-Cuckoo,
with fine POV obtaining the head turned eye-contact,
beautiful warm light, and also beautiful warm
color tones of its plumage, great focus,
sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-07-30 1:58]

Very nice picture of this bird! Good sharpness, light and composition. Congratulation. Saludos

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