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Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal
Photo Information
Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-06 23:02
Viewed: 7808
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today a bird Name in Oriya - Kumbhatua. A beautiful bird. Hope you will like. Thank you for viewing.

The Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis) is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. A widespread resident in Asia, from India, east to south China and Indonesia, it is divided into several subspecies, some being treated as full species. They are large, crow-like with a long tail and coppery brown wings and found in wide range of habitats from jungle to cultivation and urban gardens. They are weak fliers, and are often seen clambering about in vegetation or walking on the ground as they forage for insects, eggs and nestlings of other birds. They have a familiar deep resonant call which is associated with omens in many parts of its range.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-07 0:43]

Hello Haraprasan,
great naturual shot. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. This is a great composition. Very good job.
Best rerards Siggi

Good Morning Hara Ji,

What a beauty! Excellent work from a fine vantage point with delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


Hi Haraprasan
Very cute bird while looking around. Colors and detail perfect. Fine pose.

Hi Haraprasan. Excellent POV for this pretty bird, very good composed with nice colors.
TFS and Kind regards,

Hi Haraprasan,

A very successful shots between the dense tree branches.
Curved beak-like structure with the prey species, although not as far of this type of prey.
Timing, and quality point of view of a beautiful work.
Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-07 6:14]

Hello Haraprasan,
Always impressive, noisy birds. I still got some photos of African family members of this coucal. Not easy to photograph, because often they are hidden between leaves.
Very nice photo in beautiful natural colours and good sharpness. Pleasing composition.

Hello Haraprasan, lovely shot of this bird in fine pose.
Details and colours are perfect.
TFS and regards,

Ciao Haraprasan, splendid portrait of lovely bird, beautiful ambientation in the leaves, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-07 9:50]

Hi Haraprasan
Nice presentation of an unknow specie for me.Nice POV and sharp image with good detail.I love that little catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

Good thing you had that Canon with fine lens....P&S not:-) It appears as though your knowledge of your software is increasing!

Ciao Haraprasan. Good details and sharp for the bird in the middle of the lightining wild environment.


Hi Haraprasan..Beautiful catch and well framed. I liked the pose. Thanks to share.
Kind regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Interesting capture with nice details and superb colours.
Very good clarity and composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-07 13:05]

What a nice composition my friend,i like a lot this way to show us this beautiful bird,you work at the best in a difficult light for a very good result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

hello Haraprasan

beautiful close-up photo of this Greater Coucal,
i love that it is framed by the leafs of the tree
and the expression of his pose and glance, TFS


Excelente composición y bonita pose del ave entre la maleza.
Saludos Haraprasan.

A beautiful shot of this Coucal, HP.
The branches frame the bird perfectly.
But I feel the yellow in the shot is a little too much and it shows as the colour of the eye which should be ruby red is orange here.
The sun does do that at times to my shots, too.

Hello Haraprasan,

a very sharp and good pov image.
Great details, nice eye contact.
fine colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-09 8:21]

Namastay Haraprasan,
A fine capture of the Greater Coucal, on that I missed! The eye contact as it is looking out from its bush is great and the head and neck are taken with fine sharpness in a great POV for this pose.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Haraprasan,
Excellent capture with very good sharpness on the bird and nice natural surrounding. Well done!

Hallo Haraprasan,
a very beautiful capture of the Greater Coucal taken in a splendid environment, very good sharpness and bright colours.
Best regards

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