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Common Myna


Common Myna
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Copyright: Ravi Kailas (rkailas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 2 N: 175] (799)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-17 1:30
Viewed: 3202
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A wet common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) from a south Indian countryside. There was a heavy thunderstorm just before this picture was taken. I really liked the fluffy, damp, outer feathers of the bird and the soft, diffuse evening light at that moment.

For more information on Mynas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Myna

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Hello Ravi,
good pov for taking this beautiful Myna!
good sharpness with details
well done and well seen
greeting
Tony

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-17 1:58]

Hello Ravi,
Though the focusing is a bit soft, I like the colours and composition of this shot of a Common Mynah, the black of the bird contrasting well with the reddish earth BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-17 2:33]

Ravi, I agree with Argus, but the shot is very nice. The yellow color of the bird is very well highlighted. TFS Ganesh

Hi Ravi,
Excellent capture. The colors look great. Though a bit soft on focus. But well taken. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-07-17 18:00]

Superbe oiseaux et bonne photo.
Bravo!
Joseph

Hi Ravi
Great shot of the myna looking at you. Good colour and detail with a slight sharpen and using curves to lighten the image in workshop.
Hope you agree.
Great how he stands out and the composition of him.
Lovely

Kathleen
New Zealand

hello ravi,
nice cpature of the maina, i have also posted this bird sometimes back, liked the pov and the compositiom, well saturated colours,
tfs & regards
pankaj

Hi Ravi,
Great capture of this beautiful bird. Nice details, colors, composition. Eyes contact and pose very nice. thanks. best wishes
Ahmet

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