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Plain Prinia #1

Plain Prinia #1
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E510, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 6:22
Viewed: 3460
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae
Genus: Prinia
Species: P. inornata

The Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata,Wren-Warbler, นกกระจิบหญ้าสีเรียบ, is a small warbler in the prinia family.

This prinia is a resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara and Asia from Pakistan and India to south China and southeast Asia.

The African form, P. p. subflava is often considered a separate species, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Prinia subflava (Gmelin, 1789).

This skulking passerine bird is typically found in wet lowland grassland, open woodland, scrub and sometimes gardens. The Plain Prinia builds its nest in a shrub or tall grass and lays 3-6 eggs. The Tawny-flanked Prinia nests in herbage and lays 2-4 eggs.

These 13-14 cm long warblers have short rounded wings, a longish tail, strong legs and a short black bill. In breeding plumage, adults are grey-brown above, with a short white supercilium and rufous fringes on the closed wings. Underparts are whitish-buff. The sexes are identical.

In winter, the upperparts are a warmer brown, and the underparts more buff. The tail is longer than in summer. There are a number of races differing in plumage shade. The endemic race in Sri Lanka retains summer plumage, including the shorter tail, all year round.

Like most warblers, the Plain Prinia is insectivorous. The song is a repetitive tlee-tlee-tlee.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_prinia

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Hello Jitti,

Lovely composition. Good focus on the bird. Nice light and natural colours.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-29 7:18]

Hi Jetti
Nice presentation.I like that different POV approach with a back view.Sharp image with good details.I liek that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hello Jitti,
Good work! A little bird in a busy but wonderful environment in which the natural light is very effective.
Well done

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-29 8:22]

Hi Jitti

A fine capture of this little Prinia in its natural environment, right in between the scrub bush. These loitering passerines are fast movers and one has to be quite alert to catch a good shot of one. You did well with this rear view yet being able to get the face in the shot as well. Birds are always so watchful and for sure this one was very aware of your presence and movements.

The composition is great showing a good proportion of this little guy's habitat. The details are well defined and so are the natural colours.

Well done and TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-29 8:22]

Hi Jitti,

A very nice shot of this Warbler in a lovely setting. I love the pose showing off his wings and face. Nice natural colors, good details, and a lovely composition.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-29 8:25]

Hello Jitti,
A fine capture of the Plain Prinia with good sharpness and details and taken from a POV that allows us to see the features of this species. Fine composition in a natural environment with contrasting OOF BG.
Thanks for sharing this image of a species that Ihave seen in India but have not been able to photograph.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-29 8:46]

Hi Jitti

A lovely composition - the isolation of the subject from the BG is excellent. Good detail too.


hello jitti

beautiful presentation with a excellent focus,
i love that wonderful smooth background,
excellent details on the foreground, i love the POV
of yor image and the way you framed it the bird, TFS


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-30 1:00]

Hello Jitti,
nice bird! captured in lovely pose,
well captured details,
best regards, Dejan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-30 1:14]

Hello Jitti,
Lovely capture of the Plain Prinia in a natural environment. Great focus, fine details and natural colours. I like the soft colours of the background too. Excellent composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Jitti,
You are simply brilliant in capturing nature creatures. This bird is so flawless and in a well managed environment. Good perch with excellent details and clear plumage. Well done!


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