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Bank Myna sunset


Bank Myna sunset
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX 30 IS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-14 5:12
Viewed: 1176
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus), called "Sharak" in Punjabi, is a myna found in South Asia. It is smaller but similar in colouration to the common myna but differs in having a brick red bare skin behind the eye in place of yellow. It is greyer on the underside and in this and in the presence of a slight tuft of feathers bears some resemblance to the jungle myna. They are found in flocks on the plains of northern and central India, often within towns and cities. Their range appears to be extending southwards in India. The name is derived from their habit of nesting almost exclusively in the earthen banks of rivers where they excavate holes and breed in large colonies.

The photo was taken in Udaipur in the shore of the lake in the evening

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Hello Pierre,

BG looks nice.....most probably reflection of light. Quite well captured this Myna, although little bit dark and hallows surrounded the bird. Personally I don't prefer man made articles in nature photograph.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-14 9:20]

Salut Pierre,une image tres artisitque pour nous montrer ce myna que j'ai vu moi aussi pendant mes voyages,l'oiseau est un peu sombre mais c'est l'arrier plan en or a faire la difference.Une image courageuse a poster,mes compliments pour nous l'avoir montree'.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-14 11:17]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice capture.Details on black feathers are wonderful.I liked POV,BG,pose of bird and composition also a lot.Regards Sigi

Very beautiful image with nice back ground.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-14 19:23]

Hello Pierre,
Birds with black plumage are a real challenge when trying to show detail and still get the correct exposure, you did just fine on this shot. I have never seen a myna in the wild and this particular image shows is uniqueness very well. The BG is simply gorgeous and enhances the overall attractiveness of the photo.
Ron

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