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Coracias Affinis

Coracias  Affinis
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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: 2013-04-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-23 10:11
Viewed: 1653
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I saw this Indian Roller perched on a large tree in a forest of north Bengal, it was completely unknown to me that, this sub-species or race is sometimes considered as a full species called Coracias Affinis. Different from the Coracias benghalensis the form Coracias Affinis is darker, larger and has a purplish brown and unstreaked face and breast. It has underwing coverts in a deeper shade of blue and found in Thailand, Yunnan, Indochina.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-23 10:26]

Hello Joy,
Excellent photo of this Indian Roller in an attractive pose with eye contact. Good sharpness and beautiful colours. The clarity is gorgeous. Fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-23 10:50]

Hi Joy,a great masterpiece in a difficult backlight so well managed! Magnificent capture of the metallic blue of plumage whit the best details and in a beautiful composition too!Very well done,have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Joy,
nice bird. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. Great composition and presentation. Nice pose.
Thanks for sharing,

Namaste Joydeb

Excellent capture to show this not so common sub species of the Indian Roller. The dark form and the purple hue really comes out well through your superb composition. The branch and tender shoots of the plant provide apt perch for this beauty.



Nice true colors and good focus. A little noisy due to extensive cropping. A reminder to get as close as possible ... even with longer lens. A pleasing picture. TFS

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-24 0:10]

good to see this unique Indian Roller..fine image. tfs.

Beautiful shot Chaudhury! Nice colors and details
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Joydebda,

Seeing this species of the roller for the first time...great composition with very nice color redention..


Hello Joideb,
Remarkable photo and comments. This interesting species of bird has wonderful colors. The contrast against the background is superb. Very nice composition taken from a excellent low POV with lovely light and best clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Another great capture of this Coracias Affinis, fantastic sharpness and very true colour, good eye contact.
Very nice composition.
fruitful visit.
Best wishes,
samiran da
When you go again?

Hallo Joy
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-04-25 5:26]

Hello Joy,
Very artistic picture shown with an excellent composition. Light was not easy, you did very well! Interesting subject and a lovely presentation.

Hi Joydeb. There's just enough light in this to make the colours come out well together. I love the bird's pose. He looks mysterious. You framed it well to the branch too. The branch for environment is nice to see in the image. TFS Trevor

Bonjour Joydeb,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une belle attitude et sous une bonne lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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