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Asian Koel (Male)


Asian Koel (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: 2014-08-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-19 9:25
Viewed: 1027
Points: 6
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I took this close up shot of this beautiful male Asian Koel(Eudynamys scolopaceus) in summer this year, that is, in August,2014. These are very elusive birds and I have always found it difficult to take a clean shot.As I have resized the original some of the flaws of the shot are not perceptible but this is not even a good quality shot what to speak of a top quality.But I have preferred to post it after a few months because of the head of the bird including of course the thick beak and the red eye for better identification of this bird.The bird has a thick strong wonderful beak.Personally I love this hardy species of parasite.Hope friends will like the shot.

The Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes. It is found in South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a superspecies with the closely related black-billed and Pacific koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. The Asian koel is a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts, who raise its young. They are unusual among the cuckoos in being largely frugivorous as adults.[5] The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry. (Wikipedia)


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-19 9:38]

Hi Syed,the sharpness isn't the best but i think that was difficult to made better in this impossible backlight and distance too,good portrait ,i like the bright red of the eye.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano

Professor Syed Abid Hussain,
That eye is HIGHLY IMPRESSIVE!!!
Loved your notes too.
A lovely presentation.
Greetings from COLD COLD [eikdum THUNDA] Canada.

Ciao Abid, great portrait of lovely bird,fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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