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Jacobin Cuckoo

Jacobin Cuckoo
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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: 2013-06-23
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-14 2:38
Viewed: 1241
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Jacobin Cuckoo, Pied Cuckoo, or Pied Crested Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds that is found in Africa and Asia. It is partially migratory and in India, it has been considered a harbinger of the Monsoon rains due to the timing of its arrival. It has been associated with a bird in Indian mythology and poetry, known as the Chatak represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst.

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Hi Joy,very good capture from a difficul point of view and in terrible light,it turn the head in the right way and moment for the best capture,good details and excellent exposure,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Joydeb
This is a pretty bird, which I always love to look at, especially the tailpiece is very attractive and a great attraction. The green leaves in the background compliments the colours of the bird well. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Joydeb Da,
Bes kichudin por tomar posting dekhchi.I have came across just once with this species.But I was in empty hand.
Well captured.Mainly BG light and green is really marvelous.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

I too was fortunate to capture this bird only once last year, Joydeb. Your picture of it is absolutely stunning. What a sharp focus on the eye!
The frontal perspective is just wonderful.
A gem from your archives.


Hi Chaudhury!
A very good shot of this beautiful bird in an attractive pose. Good sharpness and details captured from a very good POV. Thanks for sharing this lovely shot,
Best Regards,

hallo Joy
very nice picture with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-14 8:21]

Hello Joy,
A fine frontal view of this Cuckoo-species. Lovely the way the bird turns his head. Fine natural environment which gives also a good color-contrast. Well framed too.

Ciao Joy, lovely composition with nice bird in great pose, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Joy

Very good photo of the Jacobin Cuckoo in a difficult light,
fine POV obtaining its eye-contact with the head turned,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Dear Joydeb
Superb capture with fantastic clarity and colour.
BG colour is really great.
Best wishes,

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