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The Pied Bush Chat (Male)

The Pied Bush Chat (Male)
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Copyright: Syed Abid Hussain (Hussain58) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 2 N: 901] (4745)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-24
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-24 9:11
Viewed: 1565
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, my first ever shot of this beautiful male Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata). In fact I do not have spare time at my disposal these days to go out to the countryside or the wilderness to get my fill. Today once again the late afternoon I set out with my nephew to the riverside fields and scrub to shoot birds with my camera and we soon spotted a pair of Pied Bush Chats feeding and perhaps fixing a territory as it has gotten very hot during the past two days, quite unusual.This is one of the acceptable shots which I was able to take in the harsh fading light of the sun and these new mega zoom Sony cameras do not shoot well in the poor light.I have definitely fixed the light and sharpness problems.Sitting on the dried out cattail plants, it has given the background a brownish blur.

The Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) is a small passerine bird found ranging from West Asia and Central Asia to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. About sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers.

They nest in cavities in stone walls or in holes in an embankment, lining the nest with grass and animal hair. The males are black with white shoulder and vent patches whose extent varies among populations. Females are predominantly brownish while juveniles are speckled.

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Hello Syed,
A top quality image! The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast of this beautiful birds against the brown background. Fantastic details and clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-24 12:51]

Hello Abid,
Nice photo of this Pied Bushchat. A pity that it's partly in the shadow, but the light is very beautiful. Good sharpness and composition.

Ciao Abid, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-24 15:26]

Hi Syed,great capture in 2 different light levels and difficult location too,great plumage details and perfect exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Syed,
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色黑白兩色卻顯得高貴華麗 真的美麗
光線亮麗 取景角度很棒 看起來真是漂亮
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Abid Sahab!
A very nice shot of this bush chat in a bit difficult light-shade conditions. Very good sharpness and details. Nice light-catch in the visible eye; very good BG.Thanks for sharing,
Have a nice day,
Best Regards...AKBAR

Hello Mr.Hussain,
Nice captured.Good POV.Like its colour and sharp details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-02-25 5:51]

Lovely lighting for this cute black bird, good composition and background. tfs.

Hello Abid,

Congratulations for this very first time, excellent photo in a beautiful warm light,
fine POV obtaining the timid eye-contact from the bird and that thing being
the beauty of the photo, the catch-light rendering the photo more beautiful, TFS


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