Endemic, Endangered, Encountered!

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Endemic, Endangered, Encountered!
In the fast vanishing dense, evergreen rainforests of Sri Lanka, lives this endemic species of the Blue Magpie, Urocissa ornata.

This one flew ahead of us as we walked one morning silently, through the forests, looking out for Shoreas.
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:46 pm
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Commentby Shivakumar L Narayan on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:10 pm

... and Enigmatic ... love the mysterious feel in the image which sort of goes so well with the subject.

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Commentby sandeep somasekharan on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:19 pm

Reminded of "kabandha" from Ramayana: the one eyed demon with extensible arms who gets slain by Rama Lakshmanas.

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:55 pm

Excellent image here Arati, nicely portrays the mood of the jungle with those colors ! Perfect for my taste buds. I would remove the noise though and go with slightly larger border :) Thanks for sharing.

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:36 pm

and you are back :-)......excellent portrait I would say, I get the sense of the species being endangered, as if the magpie too knows it, it wants to see but does not wish to be seen ( well except by you perhaps ) :-). I see a lot of noise, is it due to heavy crop or due to processing ? This image is worth processing again, till you get it just perfect. Brilliant....

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Commentby AratiRao on Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi there,
Shiva: thanks :)
Sandeep: hahaha

Ganesh: thanks... these borders will fox the heck out of me. i tried a large border, liked it, then got chicken thinking i will hear "yukkk!" so went with the smaller border... hehehe

Nilanjan-da: Thanks! the heavy noise is because i was shooting on ISO1600. it is not a heavy crop - just that the rainforest was dark and the bird was unpredictable, so i had bumped up the ISO :( I dont have a software to remove noise. What is a good plugin/ processing software for that?

Thanks all :)
A

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Neat image is one, it works pretty cool.

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Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:59 am

Very nice one. Liked Sandeep somasekharan's interpretation also, indeed it reminds Kabandha. Agree with others on noise.

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