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Fork Tailed Drongo. Generally stays under the tree canopy, feeds by diving to the ground and catching flying insects and returns to the canopy to kill them by smashing them against the tree.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 86.5 - 393.2 mm)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:25 Mar 2013 - 8:36 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Fork tailed Drongo
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:31 Mar 2013 - 2:18 AM
Tags:Wild life/Birds/nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55
Voters:tonyguitar · ColleenA · handlerstudio · Hermanus · Ray12 · pdunstan_Greymoon · CarolG · dven · S_Psharma · Mrsbass · Badgerfred · widtink · RobertTurley · janlea · Lillian · andylea · morpheus1955 · netta1234 · canonfan · NaturesHaven · Derek_Fearn · 213hardy · User_Removed · leontari · jdinne · Bzox · kathrynlouise · Irishkate · tomcat · digital_boi · NDODS · Rende · JuBarney · PhillipMinnis · cptdaniel · lonely_oryx · CaroleS · Brian65 · Alan_Baseley · Jenny-D · Tish1 · Jefflor · ali63 · Glostopcat · pamelajean · HELANA · teocali · annettep38 · Jocelia · Holmewood · ugly · Ayoob · BIGRY1 · 1nikongirl · pollisher ·
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Unique Views:82
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tonyguitar
31 Mar 2013 - 3:18 AM

Looks like he is giving you the 'eye'. Excellent portrait of this dark fellow. TG

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ColleenA
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31 Mar 2013 - 3:45 AM

Another good image John, well capturedGrinGrin

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 4:02 AM

You have great patience, waiting to get just the right shot. Very good capture, and nice portrait, John.

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Mar 2013 - 5:16 AM

Surely not the mozzies keeping you awake again John ! A great capture of this lovely bird ! We have them down here as well Smile

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 6:47 AM

A wonderful sheen on his plumage, John, two excellent captures. Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 7:58 AM

Great picture v1 is better.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM

Two super captures John - a lovely looking bird in a very nice natural surrounding. First class as usual.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 8:23 AM

Aye lovely looking bird but Drongo !! what a shame imagine being called a drongo Tongue

Rod

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janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 8:25 AM

Two excellent images John of a beautiful looking bird, really nice Smile
Jan

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Lillian
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31 Mar 2013 - 8:28 AM

Two great shots, and love the detail and contact in the eye John
Lillian

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morpheus1955
31 Mar 2013 - 8:53 AM

Two excellent images, beautifully captured and presented

Hugh

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3232 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 8:59 AM

I knew it was yours from the gallery.
Another great image of a lovely bird.
I could sit and watch Birds all daySmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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31 Mar 2013 - 9:08 AM

Two great images John. Well captured
Jim

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NaturesHaven
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31 Mar 2013 - 9:12 AM

Sounds violent..............GrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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31 Mar 2013 - 9:38 AM

Superb capture, John !
George

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leontari
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31 Mar 2013 - 9:44 AM

Two excellent captures, John.
Effrossini

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
31 Mar 2013 - 10:01 AM

Excellent, cant choose between the two. Great detail and superb dof.

John

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 11:39 AM

Lovely uncluttered image with the is fellow with the name which makes me smile DRONGO!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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kathrynlouise
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31 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

2 beautiful images John but V1 for me. Love the eye contact.

Kathryn

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tomcat Plus Member 96313 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2013 - 11:44 AM

A very interesting narrative John

He sounds a right mean critter

Love the eye

Adrian

PS Thanks for the UATongue

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digital_boi
31 Mar 2013 - 12:11 PM

yes I agree with Rod a Drongo sounds a bit harsh but love the capture and the tones captured, and a grand wee bit of catch light in the eye a very pleasing image ...many thanks for your kind comments

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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31 Mar 2013 - 12:13 PM

An interesting and informative foreword supported by two stunning images which are pin sharp.

Regards Nathan Grin

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31 Mar 2013 - 12:15 PM

Excellent capture with beautiful background. And what a great name Smile
Rende

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31 Mar 2013 - 12:22 PM

Super detailed shot
Ju

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lonely_oryx
31 Mar 2013 - 1:03 PM

Excellent DOF

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31 Mar 2013 - 5:50 PM

.................... and he looks like such a nice fella Grin

Tish

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2013 - 8:37 PM

Superb capture.

Jeff

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ali63
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31 Mar 2013 - 9:14 PM

Excellent shots John,GrinGrin

Ali

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31 Mar 2013 - 9:19 PM

Two excellent shot of this menacing looking bird, the detail and clarity in the plumage is exceedingly good and I like the evil red eye

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31 Mar 2013 - 10:38 PM

Two very good images John, lots of detail in the plumage, V1 for the eye contact. Great shots.
ElenaSmile

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teocali
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31 Mar 2013 - 10:50 PM

Lovely over the shoulder pose with fine eye and superb exposure of the black plumage, complemented by very attractive blurred background tones.
This bird featured in the recent David Attenborough series. Apparently it can mimic the predatory call of a hawk, causing Meerkats to scramble into hiding, thus leaving the grubs they had been digging up for the Drongo to steal!! I wonder whether anybody else saw the programme? Nature is amazing.
Sylvia

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 12:23 AM

The background is as beautiful as the fine plumage. I remember the event Sylvia describes above, good thinking. Was amazed by the clever bird!
Btw I loved your rant about the award gallery.
Here was http://www.ephotozine.com/user/annettep38-162081/gallery/photo/getting-ready-for... my revenge for the photos you mentioned !

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2013 - 10:44 AM

HERE is the link for a short video clip from David Attenboroughs series, showing how the Drongo outsmarts Meerkats - fascinating and hilarious Smile
Sylvia

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1 Apr 2013 - 9:50 PM

Lovely shot

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