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Acridotheres tristis

Acridotheres tristis
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-14 2:20
Viewed: 2375
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis) also sometimes spelled Mynah, is a member of family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the Myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. The myna has been introduced in many other parts of the world and its distribution range is on the increase. It is a serious threat to the ecosystems of Australia. The Common Myna is an important motif in Indian culture and appears both in Sanskrit and Prakrit literature.
The Common Myna is readily identified by the brown body, black hooded head and the bare yellow patch behind the eye. The bill and legs are bright yellow. There is a white patch on the outer primaries and the wing lining on the underside is white. The sexes are similar and birds are usually seen in pairs.

Ref: Wikipedia

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Excellent photo, lovely setting, nice colours, excellent detail.
Good pose and nice eye contact.
regards yiannis

Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful capture of the Indian Myna among the grass, perfect focusing and marvellous colours, very well done
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-14 6:24]

Hi Foozi,a brilliant capture in a difficult situation in the middle of the grass,i like the perfect foucs in the myna,very nice contrast between yellow and black of the head too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Foozi

A great photo of this bird, very fine POV at its level
and beautifully framed by the vegetation,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Foozzi
Great capture of this beautiful Indian Myna.Wonderful colors and sharpness.Beautiful composition and contrast agains't the green BG.
Thank You,
Have a great day!
Best regards

hello Foozi
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Very good colour and ambiance you captured. yes this is a common bird of our sub-continent but the way you present this, it is nice. in bengali we call this bird Shalik .

Hi Foozi,
nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Very good composition.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in a neautiful natural ambientation, perfect focus on eye, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-14 10:43]

Hello Foozi,
Very nice photo of this Common Myna in its natural environment. Taken from an excellent POV in good sharpness and beautiful clear colours. Pretty eye contact.

Hello Foozi,
Another impressive bird image from you. The composition, colours, sharpness and low POV are excellent. Well done!

again a great scene composition with wonderful environment, the performance is excellent!
regards Foozi

Beautiful photo Foozi! Interesting subject, very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-02-15 5:57]

Salam Foozi,
Lovely capture of this bird ..
Very good POV and composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness .
Best wishes,

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A very nice captured of this Common Myna, great eye-contact, beautiful colours and very good sharpness, a lovely nature shot,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hi Foozi,

The vegetation is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common Myrna. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Foozi
Your Myna Bird well captured among the vegetation. I love his markings, they are very interesting. Nicely composed with sharp details.

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