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Cape Robin-Chat


Cape Robin-Chat
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 6D, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-12 2:23
Viewed: 2389
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cape Robin-Chat (Cossypha caffra) is a small passerine bird of the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

It is a mainly resident breeder in southern and eastern Africa from Kenya south to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is a common species at forest edges and in scrub, fynbos, karoo, plantations, gardens and parks.

The Cape Robin-Chat is 16–17 cm long. The adult’s upper-parts are grey, and the face sides in front of and behind the eye are blackish, separated from the crown by a white supercilium. The chin, throat, central breast, rump, under-tail coverts and outer tail feathers are orange, and the central tail feathers are greyish-brown. The belly is pale grey.

The black bill is short and straight, with a slightly down-curved upper mandible. The legs and feet are pinkish grey, and the eye is brown. The sexes are similar, but the juvenile is dark brown above and buff below, heavily marked with buff on the upperparts and grey-brown on the breast.

Image taken in RAW, ISO800 at 600mm focal length.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-12 2:29]

Hi George,a great effect 3D and a magnificent capture of this robin chat,top quality of sharpness and colors,beautiful detail on the bird and on the branch too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-02-12 6:14]

Hi,
Beautiful species and fine capture, colors are excellent. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hi George,
Great shot indeed.

Biswarup

Hello Mr.George,
Another stunning one.Well detailed with good sharpness.Against green BG it looks nice.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

Very nice....!

Hello George.
This is an excellent feed with first class impression of a beautiful bird. Excellent work as always and thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Jusni

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