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Spotted thicknee.

Spotted thicknee.
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D Digital, Canon 400 mm 5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-22 23:54
Viewed: 2784
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Thicknee couple visit my garden every year. At night the can be heard flying around the house giving their typical eerie call. The shot was taken late afternoon, therefore the warm colours.
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Ciao Deon.
Molto bella questa foto di questo esemplare di Thicknee, fotografato egregiamente,splendidi colori ,ed una ottima nitidezza e relativi dettagli bravo .
Ciao Marco.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-07-23 6:10]

Hi Marco,
I like your capture. The details of the birds feathers very good. I like the sharpness of the eye. The DOF is perfect. The POV is very good. Did you lay on the ground to get it?

Hi Deon

From your beautifully exposed standing portrait one can clearly see why this ones called a thickknee. The extra low POV, the colours of the bed of dried leaves and the dark BG really bring out superbly this curlew..


Hello Deon,
Splendid bird with such interesting and lovely spots. Very nice capture of a lovely bird. The details, colors, focus and clarity are great.

Hallo Deon,
The composition is perfect with a low POV, warm colours and DOF. However there is a bit of noise in the BG which can easily be corrected with a noise reduction program like Neat Image, etc.
Best regards,
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Hi Deon
Neighbours today..
Lucky You to have such beautiful bird in Your backyard.Fantastic capture from a great low side POV.Perfect composition,wonderful colours and light and excellent sharpness.Thank You,
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-23 16:19]

Hi Deon,there is a fantastic bright light on this pic,magnificent capture from an original point of view and super details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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