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Whitebacked Mousebird

Whitebacked Mousebird
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 7:44
Viewed: 3572
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Whitebacked Mousebird (Colius colius) is a common resident of scrubby and semi-desertig regions. It is often seen in flocks of some 10 or more birds.

from Wikipedia:
This is a conspicuously social bird, with groups of birds feeding together and engaging in mutual preening. It roosts in groups at night

These sedentary birds may breed at any time of the year when conditions are favourable. The nest is a large cup well hidden in a thicket. Nestlings are fed by both parents and also by helpers, usually young birds from previous clutches.

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The Whitebacked Mousebird is an interesting bird indeed Pierre. I had a chance to take some shots of the bird in almost the same position. Seems they enjoying hanging that way!
Good point of view, composition and colors. Fantastic balance between brightness and contrast! Have a great weekend Pierre!
George Veltchev

I love the detail and sharpness in this one. Good colours and composition.
Well done and TFS

Bonjour Pierre,
Le cadrage me paraît un peu trop large pour apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Pierre
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Nice capture of this mousebird in natural habitat. Good depth of field control, Nice and sharp subject with good feather detail

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-02-26 4:42]

Bonjour Pierre,
Une image amusante de cet oiseau acrobate à la crête argentée un peu punk. Tu aurais éventuellement pu choisir un cadrage un peu plus serré pour nous montrer encore meiux ce Colius colius qui semble être perché sur un buisson recouvert d'épines.
Bonne fin de semaine

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