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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-13 1:06
Viewed: 3318
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot in Unchagaon during my training period. The bird is actually eating a fruit from apocynaceae family of flowers. This is highly poisonous for the humans. Some note is given below about the fruit. It took just 5 mts for the bird to finish the fruit in style.

Arali (Nerium indicum) is an ornamental plant known for its bright pink to red flowers. Though the flowers make great visual display, they are also highly poisonous.

The plants grow as big shrub, reaching a height of 3 m. The milky secretion from leaves and seeds has toxic effects. The plant is grown in almost all parts of Kerala India, except in frosty and desert conditions.

Propagation can be either through stem cuttings or seeds.

Arali, also common oleander or pink oleander has different medicinal properties too. It is used as a diuretic, expectorant and emetic.

Nerium indicum belongs to the family apocynaceae.

Thanks for looking.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-13 1:55]

Hi Ganesh,
it probably neutralises the poison by eating clay or something like that.
A good close-up.
Detailed with a great composition.
I like the long spiky leaves.
Well done,

Hi Gannu.
Good light through the leaves catching the bird and showing us him eating the fruit. Focus is slightly soft but the image still shows good detail of both the plant and bird to go with your notes. TFS

New Zealand

Hi Ganesh,
An excellent capture with good composition. Interesting subject with good notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Has sabido captar su hábitat y su alimentación. Exposición (1/800)muy rápida pero eficiente, dada la dificultad de la toma al tener claroscuros. Excelente !! Abrazo Narayanan.

Thanks for the Info and pic.

Hello Ganesh

Excellent focus through that crowded space. I really like the catchlight in the bulbuls eyes.

Well done and TFS

Hi Ganesh.
Very nice and perfectly done shot despite the difficult for shooting subject. Really true wild shot which shows the life in Nature. Bravo. My compliments.

Hello Gannu,
Beautifully composed photo! I like the hiding place of this cute little bird. Nice color, clarity and tight crop. Thank you for sharing!

Take care,
Bettina Marie =0)

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-21 21:38]

An interesting shot of the red vented bulbul polishing off an Arali fruit. I wonder what came of it !!!!I like the PoV you have managed with the bird sitting quite upright and hard at work amist the leaves. It looks as f the leaves have been arranged just so to allow you a photo-op of the bird.
Thanks for sharing:)

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