A Mayna took a shelter from blazing sun, on a pole under the green foliage.
I like this bird, as it has a wide vocal range, a unique and lovely squawk.
It is half the size of a gray crow, as in this picture posted .
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eldancer1 (32734) 2010-08-26 9:54
Very nice capture of this bird in the shadow and good use backlighting. Well done, tfs.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-26 10:15
Superb bird and superb shot of this bird which arise very well in the superb green BG. The beautiful light give a very plesanta aspect to this nice vegetation with the details well collected. I like too the "attitude" of the animal very well collected.
adramad (41096) 2010-08-26 11:23
Wonderful picture with this cute little bird, I love the light of the composition, the transparency light plays with the leaves of the trees is magnificent.
jurek1951 (42196) 2010-08-26 19:46
Very well composed and captured photo. Great color, details and light.Very well done
edge (6765) 2010-08-26 20:11
Hello Ike, I am not sure about these birds, but I think they are related to our starlings which are mass killed in many cities. They were purportedly brought from Europe by immigrants who had used them in fishing. Dunno if that is an old wive's tale or true. Good shot of the bird however. I don't think I have ever seen one here in this country. Regards,Roger
Tuhinkanti (60) 2010-08-27 0:28
This is a common bird of Bengal. Its called Salikh. Male & female are both identical. Generally they lived with couple. Food grains, earth worms are their common food. There are another two sub-species in all over India. Actually this bird is in Mayna group.
From the point of photographer, it is a very good nature photography. It is a common treand among the birds & other wild life photographer, that they snaped the passport photograph of birds & wilds. You are the different one who draws the object with its natural atmosphere.
danos (91040) 2010-08-27 0:36
Good morning Ike,
back to the homeland again with the Mayna to be hidden in the dense leafs of the tree.I like the snapshot with the bird to looks so nice.
Have a nice day,Danos
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-27 17:38
a lovely figure of mayna is captured well,
this green shadow is so cool for both the bird and us,
very fine atmosphere is comfortable so much,
thank you for your nice shot,
pierrefonds (60990) 2010-08-28 16:31
The leaves and the tree are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Mayna. The leaves are filtering the strong light which has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-08-29 7:34
Ola Ike ,
Que lindo este pássaro com nome de Mayna, tem uns lindos detalhes de cor, bonito momento em cima do pau ,bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
claudeD (35901) 2010-08-29 10:11
very fine picture with a perfect use of backlight.I like the shot very much.I think that the bird could be a little bit sharper but nevertheless a good photojob.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
raszid62 (18515) 2010-09-02 5:06
Nice bird caught in the lens of your camera. He, himself dark very nicely presented on the background light plane tree leaves.
בוקר טוב. האהוב ציפור לכודה עדשת המצלמה שלך. הוא, אותו בחושך יפה הציג מאוד עם עלים חיוור של בננות. בברכה.
jmdias (59174) 2010-09-07 9:08
nice view of the bird under the shadows. the light effect in the levaes are very beautiful anyway the job to take a sharp view of the bird was hard. nice framing
adores (41598) 2010-09-19 18:20
I like this one! The light reflecting on the leaves make all the difference here. A good way you capture the bird!
Selmik (3299) 2010-09-30 21:05
Good evening Ike,
very nice portrait of Mother-Nature, good clarity and colours, light in the background emphasizes the bird silhouette and makes it more pleasant.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-04-20 11:10
Ike, difficult light under the tree but you managed well, I know this bird is talking like crazy repeating all what he hears..so interesting that you find them and capture their moment!
have a great evening,
Miguel82 (26865) 2013-10-16 3:45
A mayna on a plane tree Ike, good nature contribution to your gallery, I like that lemon green ton, good resolution, nice light and pov
All the best, have a good afternoon
Cricri (111977) 2014-03-08 9:20
J'aime ce vert lumineux qui fait ressortir l'oiseau bien poser sur le biquet de bois, des teintes de brun des feuilles de l'arbre et de son tronc qui ce copie a celui de l'oiseau, belle réalisation
ChrisJ (105419) 2014-12-03 21:03
Nice use of a shallow dof with good sharpness and superb backlighting. Excellent shadow detail on the bird despite the lack of sunlight and its centrally placed position is well chosen. Punchy light contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs!
fritzi007 (9119) 2015-06-17 3:15
interesting photo, the subject chosen, congratulations!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (63815)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 9:17