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|This morning I was on the school ground, looking for insects on its periphery rich with post monsoon greenery. I shot quite a few of them. When I was finished, I noticed a Black Drongo picking insects from the green ground and gobbling them up on the football post. I took some pictures of it while it sat perched on it.|
While looking at those pictures later on with the intent of editing them, I noticed that the bird had suddenly taken off while I was in the process of pressing the shutter for one of those still pictures.
And this is how the picture turned out to be -- not sharp enough at shutter speed 1/320 but reasonably passable. Hope you like it.
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. Previously considered a subspecies (Dicrurus adsimilis macrocercus) of the African Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis), it is now recognized as a full species.
The Black Drongo has been introduced to some Pacific islands where it has thrived and become abundant to the point of threatening and causing the extinction of native and endemic bird species there.
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- [2013-09-28 6:31]
Just in time. Nice photo of this Black Drongo in an attractive flying pose. Beautiful light, colours and in good sharpness.
- [2013-09-28 7:35]
Good timing ..
I liked POV,colors,lighting and framing a lot. .
Have a nice weekend,
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
照的很創意 很漂亮的鳥 動作很特別
- [2013-09-28 10:45]
Hi Ram,a pic that remember me the style of Asbed...ehehe...a very difficult capture very well done,excellent details despite the very quick mouvement,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Ram, great panning of lovely bird in fantastic action, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Just perfect.good timing.
nice composition and colour.