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Chick calling its mother

Chick calling its mother
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-02 9:53
Viewed: 3036
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis), is a small warbler. This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent, western Myanmar and Sri Lanka. It is a familiar bird of urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cisticolidae[2]
Genus: Prinia
Species: P. socialis
Binomial name
Prinia socialis
These 13-14 cm long warblers have short rounded wings, a longish tail usually held upright, strong legs and a short black bill. The crown is grey and the underparts rufous in most plumages. In breeding plumage, adults are ash grey above, with a black crown and cheek with no supercilium and rufescent wings. In non-breeding season there is a short and narrow white supercilium and the tail is longer

n winter, the northern subspecies, P. s. stewartii Blyth, 1847, has warm brown upperparts and a longer tail and has seasonal variation in plumage. The other races retain summer plumage all year round. West Bengal and eastwards has race inglisi Whistler & Kinnear, 1933 which is darker slaty above than the nominate race of the Peninsula and deeper rufous on the flanks with a finer and shorter beak. The distinctive endemic race in Sri Lanka, P. s. brevicauda Legge, 1879, has a shorter tail and has the juveniles with yellowish underparts apart from a distinct call

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Great background, composition and lighting. Really, an outstanding photo.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-02 10:05]

What a great capture this two sweet little birds.
Sharp details,great colors.

wonderful specie in a very interesting scene



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-02 10:34]

Hi Arjun,

Splendid capture. A happy family which gives us happiness and nine of them. Thanks to this exposure.
Have a pleasant weekend,

Hi Arjun,
Excellent document of this species, great composition and POV. interesting note.
TFS. Ferran.

Namastay Arjun!

Very well taken closeup capture of the lovely birds with wonderful clarity and great details! The colors are perfectly natural. The POV and DOF are well managed. The dark colored BG is wonderful and gives great contrast to these birds.
Wonderful composition!

Have a nice weekend.

best regards,

wonderful scene, excellent shot. everything perfect.
thanks for sharing this beauty Arjun
all the best

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-02 12:23]

Hello Arjun
Nice capture with interesting composition and cute birds.

nice clear capture, TFS Ori

Very lovely shot - great detail and DOF! I do love wrens - they are the most lovely birds.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-03 1:17]

Hello Arjun,
Very nice scene of these Prinia's. Beautiful colours contrasting against the black BG. Good sharpness and details. Excellent composition and taken from a very good POV.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-03 5:33]

Hello Arjun,
Such an intersting horizontal composition and a very cute subject! I like the distance between the two birds and the respective expressions. Not always easy to be a mum!
Very nice dark background as contrast to the birds.
Very charming picture!
Kind regards

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-10-07 17:44]

Hello Arjun.
Very well captured and interesting scene.
Great sharpness, composition and timing.
Greetings and TFS.

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