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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, (digital)
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-06 4:31
Viewed: 4394
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(eupodotis afra)


Common, endemic resident of the southern africa region.
Male has black neck and face. Female as on the picture.
The species frequent dry, open grassland, arid scrublands and kalahari sandveld.
53cm high.

Tech info:
exposure: 1/160 @ f4.8
lense lenght: 240mm
ISO: 100
beans bag on a car window

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To dotuan: thankselefantino 1 10-06 13:33
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In the background there's something strange going on. Can't be noise with ISO 100. Probabbly it is due to the focal length and the big aperture. And this in combination with the harsh sunlight on the grassland. It is special.
Wonderful depicted bird.
Good work...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-06 4:45]

Hi Andrea, You show off this bird quite wonderfully. I imagine it could be very hard to see in the long grasses. Colours and details are good. TFS

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-10-06 4:58]
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Hi Andrea
I think it is time you become a resident somewhere in Africa as collectively you have posted more photos originating from this continent than photos from your own home country. You are fast becoming a great ambassador for Africa here on TN.
Your posting of this korhaan is telling of your obvious immense love of our indigenous fauna & flora. The composition is excellent with just the right measure of cropping to give this bird sufficient space to move about. The colours are great showing lovely tones on this late afternoon shot, the details are sharp, and the exposure was well managed considering the fact that you had to deal with Namibia's harsh sunlight.
Great work and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-06 4:58]

Hi Andrea,
Despite the noisy BG, I think this is a sharp, well composed portrait of this species of bustard, one that is new to me.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Ciao Andrea,
bella la foto di questo strano uccello!
Bei particolari, l'occhio, bene a fuoco attira l'attenzione, bravo!

ho letto ci che hai scritto a Mario..... vi trovate il 15 ottobre a ValleVecchia?

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-06 5:16]

What an elegant bird, I'd love to see it! Excellent details and colours. Clever capture!
TFS, Ulla

Hi Angrea,
Very good shot. Nice colors end wonderful composition

thanks for sharing.


Your collection of images from Namibia astonishes me, Andrea.
This is yet another great image of this female bird found in Africa. It adds immensely to my knowledge about wild life on our planet.
Great shot with exquisite sharpness and natural colours and hues.

Hi Andrea,
Excellent shot on this Northern Black Korhaan. Good exposure has the colors and detail looking great. Nice shot here.

Salut Andrea
Belle prsentation ,les couleurs et la nettete sont trs bonnes, belle composition
C'est la premire fois que j'en vois un sur le site
au revoir ....JP

Very detail, good job. But have abit noise. You can resolve problem by this way:
- Filter-noise-despeckle to remove the noise.
- Adjust curves to get more clearly.

Hi Andrea

Congrats on an excellent shot. Well composed, good clear detail and nicely saturated colour. :-)

10 +++++++++++++

Stupenda esposizione e dettagli del piumaggio veramente da primato !
Complimenti Andrea !

hi Andrea,

lovely shot of this bird.
interesting that all from the back of the bird is like "tremors"... interesting.

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