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Black Beauty-Black Drongo

Black Beauty-Black Drongo
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (biswarup) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (1667)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-02
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 2:44
Viewed: 856
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family Dicruridae. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail and measures 28 cm (11 in) in length. Feeding on insects, it is common in open agricultural areas and light forest throughout its range, perching conspicuously on a bare perch or along power or telephone lines. The species is known for its aggressive behaviour towards much larger birds, such as crows, never hesitating to dive-bomb any birds of prey that invades its territory. This behaviour earns it the informal name of King Crow. Smaller birds often nest in the well-guarded vicinity of a nesting Black Drongo.

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  • Great 
  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2014-01-16 2:56]

nice shot
good composition well done with the nice little bird

Sharp and well balanced. I like your composition and light management.Well done Biswarup.

Hello Biswarup,a very good close up of the Drongo, the colours and details are so clear.Not an easy shot as it would seem that it was a very bright day.
The bokeh provides a good contrast.
Tfs, regards Jean.

  • Good 
  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2014-01-16 12:33]

Hi Biswarup,
I like the colours in the BG but the white line around the bird indicates that it probably has been over-sharpened

Hello Biswarup! Nice bird, fine Black Drongo. Good scene, scenery and background. Amazing colours. Good sharpness. Regards!

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