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Rufous Treepie

Rufous Treepie
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4301 W: 231 N: 13980] (56355)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2012-11-21
Categorias: Birds
Câmara: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/160 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2012-12-19 5:35
Visto: 1880
Pontos: 18
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
The Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda) is a treepie, native to the Indian Sub-continent and adjoining parts of Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Corvidae (crow) family. It is long tailed and has loud musical calls making it very conspicuous. It is found commonly in open scrub, agricultural areas, forests as well as urban gardens. Like other corvids it is very adaptable, omnivorous and opportunistic in feeding.


The sexes are alike and the main colour of the body is cinnamon with a black head and the long graduated tail is bluish grey and is tipped in black. The wing has a white patch. The only confusable species is the Grey Treepie which however lacks the bright rufous mantle. The bill is stout with a hooked tip. The underparts and lower back are a warm tawny-brown to orange-brown in colour with white wing coverts and black primaries. The bill, legs and feet are black.

The widespread populations show variations and several subspecies are recognized. The nominate subspecies is found in the northeastern part of peninsular India south to Hyderabad. The desert form is paler and called pallida, vernayi of the Eastern Ghats is brighter while parvula of the Western Ghats is smaller in size. The form in Afghanistan and Pakistan is bristoli while the form in southern Thailand is saturatior. E C Stuart Baker describes sclateri from the upper Chindwin to the Chin Hills and kinneari from souther Myanmar and northwest Thailand. The population in eastern Thailand an Indochina is sakeratensis.


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Hi Mr. Ram,
Although the tail became cropped a little, I like this image so much due to the nice contrast between the bird's black head and the pink / orange background. Nicely composed and with the leaves greatly framed image. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2012-12-19 6:34]

Hello Ram,
Not an every day bird here on TN. Excellent sharp detailed and a nice curious pose. Beautiful colours and a good composition.

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in fantastic pose, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2012-12-19 10:45]

Hi Ram,very original and uncomfortable pose for this bird,i like your capture,the details are impressives and the composition beautiful,very nice colors in background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Wonderful shot with great qualities Mr. Thakur and I judge it from an esthetic point of view rather than searching for the reasons behind the slight blurring. Good clarity, depth and colors. The Rufous Treepie is shining here despite the difficult back lighting! Love the pose and the movement of the bird.
George Veltchev

hello Ram
beautiful composition and great details
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-19 14:31]

Merhaba Ram,
Çok harika bir fotoğraf; renkleri, netliği çok başarılı bir kompozisyon.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla..

Hello Ram

You caught this one superbly. In fact the vertical pose of the Treepie matches and rhymes with all the branches and stalks in the picture all pre dominantly vertical features in the frame. Lovely composition.

Nice capture with great details and natural colours.
TFS and my regards,

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