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Lumpini Park Birds [3/5]

White-vented Myna tries out as a Wastewater Engineer.

These birds are very common and successful throughout Thailand...although I believe their skills in Wastewater Management are over-rated...

Lumpini Park Birds [3/5]

White-vented Myna tries out as a Wastewater Engineer.

These birds are very common and successful throughout Thailand...although I believe their skills in Wastewater Management are over-rated...

comments (20)

  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2010, 00:18
Nice image. Based on the tap size, the bird is not that big - is it?
Ray: I think the bore of the taps is 12cm, Brian, so that will give you some sense of scale. These birds are about the same size as the Mynas you encounter in Australia.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2010, 02:50
Good capture
Ray: Thanks. My bird is not as shapely as yours, today. [grin]
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2010, 06:22
Give him a go Ray - don't you have an equal opportunities policy out there?
Ray: Probably there is an Equal Opportunities Policy, Chris, but no-one ever conforms to policies in Thailand.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2010, 06:27
It gives the appearance of having great strength to turn those valves, Ray. I'm impressed. smile
Ray: They are not big birds, Ginnie, but are quite robust and clever animals.
Ok Bill turn it on but myn(a)how ya go

richard
Ray: [grin]

You can speak Myna, then, Richard...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jun 2010, 07:28
The myna is such a cheeky/clever bird, I would not put waste water management beyond its capabilities.
Ray: With a bit of training, Louis, who knows what it might be capable of. [grin]
And yet it looks quite skilled to do the job!
Fine capture Ray!
Ray: I am guessing it has all the theory worked out, Richard, but lacks an understanding of mechanical advantage at this stage in its learning cycle.
lovely, Ray, great composition grin
Ray: Thank, Charles. A bit of fun...
fabulous mate!!
love it
Ray: A bit different for a bird shot...heh!
He looks like he has had a dip, looking at his feathers on his head, or is it the pretty part of him smile
Ray: Its a feature, Linda...this species has a small head-crest, which they cannot flatten.
I like the tuft on his head. Nicely composed.
Ray: That permanent crest is a feature of this species, Nigel.
Quite an attractive little bird Ray, people keep them in cages over here and they learn to say words a bit like parrots.
Ray: They certainly give the impression of being quite intelligent birds, Brian...but, if they were really smart they would avoid getting caught.
I did know one that spoke and mimicked the owners so well, one didn't know who was talking,coughing or whistling.
You caught this well on the pipework Ray.
Ray: This species is successful in the city, Ron, but is quite shy of humans.
Looks as though it's made for the job, Ray smile
Ray: Looks very handsome up there on its tap [faucet], doesn't it.
Great shot!!
Ray: Thanks. It amused me at the time of making the shot.
He is wondering how he can spin round to turn it on or off.
Ray: He is going to have to fly like crazy, in one direction or the other, while still holding on.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Jun 2010, 19:46
Nice, is that what everyone in waste management wears as head gear
Ray: Yes..surely the fashion among Waste Management engineers, Zed.
Her hair style is great. I think she can handle it all with this look grin
Ray: Looks capable, doesn't it. Self-confidence is important...
I like his hair do!
Ray: A nifty fellow...heh!
Superb ! A likey !

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camera Canon EOS 7D
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shutterspeed 1/320s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 400.0mm
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