~ Asian Koel | Busy In It's Breakfast ~
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. The name koel is echoic in origin with several language variants. The bird is a widely used symbol in Indian poetry... (source- Wikipedia).
Here it is, busy in its breakfast. By the way, it is a male by gender...
~ Enjoy It ~
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danos (96059) 2014-01-20 1:14
nice the view as the presentation of the Asian Koel,as sitting on the tree and having in its mouth a big red fruit.I like tis placement in the frame as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-20 2:11
Very nice picture of this bird. Good focus. Nice pose of the bird and good natural colours.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-20 2:16
As you rightly pointed so many poems and songs have been written in India regarding this bird's melodious call. The bird is quiet fierce looking though specially those blood shot eyes in that shining black head. Great detailing once again on the plumage and the eyes. Good timing to capture this bird when it is about to gobble up the fruit. Nice photo, thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-20 2:23
excellently framed,close-up and above all perfectly timed shot!
Really enjoy this upward perspective and superb clarity of the image.Very nice look on this bird.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (98590) 2014-01-20 2:49
Bonjour, cher Subhendu,
Quel oiseau bizarre avec ces yeux d'un rouge effrayant sur cette robe de plumes noires.
Il est fort bien placé dans la composition.
Très intéressante note d'accompagnement également.
snunney (96721) 2014-01-20 2:59
Not what one would call a beautiful bird, but a very impressive one all the same. The shot is well composed and has superb colours and detail. Spot on focus on the bird, whose plumage is expertly rendered.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-20 3:02
Rare moment captured where the 'Koyeliya' has stopped singing, at least temporarily. Focus bang on spot and exceptional clarity thereby, made this shot outstanding, not to mention the natural colors of leaves and the sky. And above all, the composition...the majestic posture above all the leaves...Great.
williewhistler (16308) 2014-01-20 3:49
it`s far from easy to capture fine details in the plumage of black birds as well as you have here,combined with the bright red eye and berry in its beak it is a fine natural history photograph as well as being visually very pleasing.Well done.
Sergiom (76276) 2014-01-20 5:22
Ce n'est pas vraiment le plus bel oiseau que j'ai vu, mais la composition est excellente. Il ressemble à notre corbeau, sauf pour les yeux qui sont endiablés.
Royaldevon (37563) 2014-01-20 6:18
Not only have you captured this bird feeding, you have, also, captured lovely, textural details of its plumage. A very well composed shot.
My warm regards,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-20 6:46
wow this bird is really unusual! Its eyes are red and almost a little bit scary. And you captured it very well on the top of this tree. The vivid green leaves contrast with the sky and add nice color to the whole composition.
Good sharpness and light.
Thanks for sharing
holmertz (50766) 2014-01-20 8:52
This is a fascinating photo and very well timed. I can't see what the koel is having for breakfast but it looks big :-). It's red eye shines like a jewel embedded smong its dark feathers. The bird is very well placed among the green branches with a perfect blue background. Exposure and sharpness are equally perfect.
partharoy1779 (64) 2014-01-20 20:19
Nothing to say except brilliant.Would you like to tell me which gadget was used for capturing this shot?
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-20 22:24
Très bonne prise, nette et lumineuse, de ce volatile en pleine dégustation;
saxo042 (37794) 2014-01-21 0:06
The red eye of this bird may indicate that he been awake all night ;-) Still a very good bird picture with excellent colours.
mirosu (16031) 2014-01-21 0:17
Perfect catch. The bird is in excellent light. Nice colors and faultless separation from clean blue sky background.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-21 2:09
excellent capture of this beautiful bird. I love the detailing here especially the berry carrying beak and that amazing red eye. Superb!
Didi (60586) 2014-01-21 3:33
Very good catch of this bird a good decisive moment
Good sharp picture, but the watermark in the middle is disturbing the composition
ourania (43556) 2014-01-22 10:58
a very interesting daily life portrait, a really attractive photo. You captured the scene with marvelous sharpness, its layout is mildly dynamic and well balanced. The quality of the morning light is superb, you have managed it well and given a lovely vividness to the colours. The eye is captivating and this moment of breakfast has been collected with great timing and skill. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Cricri (117237) 2014-01-27 0:39
Impressionnant cet oiseau noir avec ces yeux rouge, bon moment capturer, le cadrage et la lumière excellente
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (26089)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-31
- 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: 2014-01-20 1:03