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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-19 14:03
Viewed: 4407
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A female Burchell's spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli) running in front of our car in Nxai Pan National Parc driving back from Baines Baobab. There was also a male running with it.

The Burchell's Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The name of this bird commemorates the English naturalist William John Burchell.

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Ciao Heimann.
Foto eccellente molto nitida e colori bellissimi.
Bella davvero.Ciao Marco.

A beautiful shot of the Sandgrouse in it's favourate habitat. They fall prey to falcons very easily.
Well captured Pierre.

Hi Pierre

Great shot of this lovely sandgrouse. Excellent sharpness and great light. Super details and good composition.


Excellent shot! WEll placed in the frame, pin sharp with great festher detail, also a glint in the eye. Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-20 2:01]

Hello Pierre,
Beautiful sharp detailed photo in natural colours. Good eye contact and composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-20 12:45]

Hello Pierre
Very nice capture! Excellent work!

Bonjour Pierre,
Un bon angle de prise de vue en plongée qui valorise bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-21 2:37]

Bonjour pierre,
Encore une belle image ramenée d'Afrique. Un magnfique oiseau au plumage très élégant. Une image pas facile à réaliser étant donné l'environnement sableux. Une image bien construite et de grande finesse.
Bon dimanche

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-11-22 12:00]

Hello Pierre,
you must have had good light for this! I have this lens and it only works in very bright conditions. Lovely details, colours and a well chosen POV - well done.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-24 5:07]

Hello Pierre,

Nice position, we see an eye and a lovely plumage.
Lovely presentation, also a good note we can all anything
Nice captured and composed, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Pierre - Excellent presentation of this African Sandgrouse. Splendid details and color. I had captured this specie also in South Africa. I like its composition too. Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar / Thanks for your appreciation on my picture of "Wax Bill". Have a nice day....

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