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Asian Pied Starling

Asian Pied Starling
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-09 6:27
Viewed: 2094
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra) is a common bird in the place where i live and is from 'Sturnidae' family.
i took this particular photograph in Shyamkhola, a village near Rajpur, in the district of South 24 Parganas. Shyamkhola, is a place full of scattered water-bodies and open fields. those water-bodies are a part of the once existing river, Karo-Ganga.
i have started visiting that place now-a-days.
the bird then was seated on a dead date-palm tree.

now this bird. Asian Pied Starlings or Pied Mynahs are always found in small groups. they are not that much common as the Common Mynahs are, but not even rare too. Common Mynahs are very noisy birds, most of the time quarreling. we have some famous poetry too (in local language, one of which is by Rabindranath Tagore) on their this behaviour. Pied Mynahs, on the other hand, are comparatively calm. most of the times they are found near wet-lands, searching for food in mud. i, personally, had always liked the orange colour of their beak and eye-liners.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-09 6:31]

Hello Ruby,
Very nice photo of this bird in an excellent composition. Beautiful colours and good sharpness.

Wonderful capture, Ruby.
This certainly looks better than the common Mynahs that keep chattering away in the urban localities all over our country.
The plain BG of the sky goes well in this composition.

Hi Ruby,

Your capture had me fooled for a second... the common mynah never looked so beautiful...great capture & composition...


Hello Ruby,
This is beautiful starling shot against the spotless sky. Nice perch and very good vivid details. You have managed pristine sharpness along the plane of focus. Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

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