~ Hoopoe | A Colourful Bird ~
The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is found across Afro- Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Saint Helena Hoopoe, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the Hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full
species. Like the Latin name
upupa, the English name is an onomatopoeic form which imitates the cry of the bird.
Got this one resting on a branch, completely unaware about my presence. I just spotted it through the branches after following its special sounds. It gives me to capture 4 to 5 quick shots. This one is the best of them.
~ Enjoy It ~
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snunney (80537) 2014-01-10 2:11
A good capture of this proud hoopoe. Nicely composed and lit. Good rendering of the colours and detail in the plumage.
hidibyendu (871) 2014-01-10 2:18
Very nice portrait of this nice looking bird. Really a very nice, colorful bird. Nicely composed.
ManuMay (34411) 2014-01-10 2:20
Great focus over the subject, excellent definition and very good composition indeed, very good shot...
Have a nice day...
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-10 2:24
Very apt title, a colorful bird indeed. I like the way you manage to catch the eye of the bird even though it is sitting with its back towards your. I can understand the time you have to spend to capture this kind of shot. Great work, thanks for sharing a colourful bird with excellent clarity and good light.
jhm (136580) 2014-01-10 3:20
I am a big fan of these picture, bird is always a very nice subject.
I know not these bird, this is not a bird that we see in Belgium
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
papagolf21 (83978) 2014-01-10 3:22
Bonjour, cher Subhendu,
Oh ! magnifique oiseau, pas facile à saisir sachant que c'est toujours en mouvement.
Le résultat est excellent.
holmertz (38523) 2014-01-10 4:09
You managed s fne shot of this beautiful bird. Althought it turns its back on us we get an excellent view of it since it is showing us its fine profile. It is perfectly situated in front of the lighter area, surrounded by dark branches.
CLODO (29706) 2014-01-10 4:33
Well spotted in the ray of light, its beak parallel to the "film" so sharp. I also like the white dot in the eye, giving life to the picture.
josepmarin (57617) 2014-01-10 4:59
Namaste, my friend Subhendu,
an excellent management of shutter-speed and aperture for to reach this gorgeous close-up on a beautiful bird.
I like the good lighting and the chromatic quality, and of course, the great bokeh.
A superb work, congrats!
timecapturer (46401) 2014-01-10 5:14
I think we should call you the "Birdman of India". This is another exquisite study, with flawless light management and an accomplished execution that perfectly highlights the little bird yet keeps the bg just delightfully out of focus. Perfect imagery!
Enjoy the coming weekend - B.
Sergiom (56449) 2014-01-10 5:25
Cet oiseau est tout simplement spectaculaire. Le cadrage est très avantageux avec un très bon choix de profondeur de champs. L'oiseau est d'une grande netteté et les couleurs ressortent très bien.
yquem46 (38382) 2014-01-10 5:53
A superb shot of the beautiful bird
Well composed with a perfect colorful though neutral BG
Bravo, ha a nice WE
jemaflor (82098) 2014-01-10 8:01
Excellent photo, perfect to present this bird, good frame with these branches and ideal sharpness on your focal point, tfs.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-10 8:07
Again a great close up of a beautiful bird in perfect posture... displaying all the colors of feathers as well as showing the eye.
Exquisite light management and sharpness with a blurred background.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-10 8:19
Great to see this beautiful bird in his natural surroundings
Perfect sharpnes, details and colors,
Cricri (102943) 2014-01-10 9:53
Il y a vraiment de beaux oiseaux dans ton pays, de plus tu les met super bien en image, netteté, lumière et couleurs toujours excellente
jjcordier (74454) 2014-01-10 22:45
Superbe photo de ce magnifique oiseau sur cet arrière plan vert flouté de superbe manière.
Hanssie (10375) 2014-01-11 0:59
"Let's Go To The Hop"....
That's the dutch name for this bird : hop.
And what a wonderful model, he/she knows how to pose,
great photo of a nice bird !
ourania (28236) 2014-01-20 13:19
such a fine and elegant composition, its simplicity is magnificent. I like very much the effect of the diagonals, you have really set them off with your well considered framing. Excellent lighting and sharpness make the lovely bird stand out very effectively. The shadows and the colours of the blurry backdrop create a fine, calm atmosphere and enhance the appeal of this natural scene. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adores (35026) 2014-01-27 15:09
It's a beautiful bird and you got a very good capture. I like the composition, the light, the pose of the little bird and also the good focus. Good work!
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25394)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-03
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BIRDS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-10 2:01