Bank Myna sunset
|Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2)
|Date Taken: 2014-01-07|
|Camera: Canon Powershot SX 30 IS|
|Exposure: f/5.8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-10-14 5:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus), called "Sharak" in Punjabi, is a myna found in South Asia. It is smaller but similar in colouration to the common myna but differs in having a brick red bare skin behind the eye in place of yellow. It is greyer on the underside and in this and in the presence of a slight tuft of feathers bears some resemblance to the jungle myna. They are found in flocks on the plains of northern and central India, often within towns and cities. Their range appears to be extending southwards in India. The name is derived from their habit of nesting almost exclusively in the earthen banks of rivers where they excavate holes and breed in large colonies.|
The photo was taken in Udaipur in the shore of the lake in the evening
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- [2015-10-14 9:20]
Salut Pierre,une image tres artisitque pour nous montrer ce myna que j'ai vu moi aussi pendant mes voyages,l'oiseau est un peu sombre mais c'est l'arrier plan en or a faire la difference.Une image courageuse a poster,mes compliments pour nous l'avoir montree'.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano
- [2015-10-14 11:17]
Very nice capture.Details on black feathers are wonderful.I liked POV,BG,pose of bird and composition also a lot.Regards Sigi
Very beautiful image with nice back ground.
- [2015-10-14 19:23]
Birds with black plumage are a real challenge when trying to show detail and still get the correct exposure, you did just fine on this shot. I have never seen a myna in the wild and this particular image shows is uniqueness very well. The BG is simply gorgeous and enhances the overall attractiveness of the photo.