Oriental Magpie-Robin

June 07, 2014  •  1 Comment

A pretty common wild bird in Hong Kong, and also very popular in the cage bird trade. These lovely whistling songsters can be found in most places where there is a bit of greenery, and I found them near my Sister's house, in all the parks I visited, as well as out in the New Territories. They seem to prefer the dark and the shade, so getting decent images of them out in the open was very difficult - these are the best I managed despite seeing them all the time. If I approached, the default response was to retreat to the deepest shade and sing from there! And of course black birds in the shade go purple.....and their patience outlasted mine, especially when the rain started! The final image is probably the best.

 


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Dan Barrett(non-registered)
Reckon you're being a bit hard on yourself. These are very good shots. In Ko Samui I had trouble even viewing them easily for any lenghth of time. The last one is indeed the best and is pretty exceptional. Pin sharp to my eyes, v nice composition and no distracting matter in background.
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