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Between flowers

Between flowers
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger a palette of Eden, they say.
Date Submitted: 2008-05-20 12:22
Viewed: 3956
Points: 14
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Here an upload of a Helemeted Guineafowl.

They said that you have a good chance of spotting and photographing these birds throughout South Africa and northwards all the way to Senegal and south west Arabia.

They particularly enjoy congregating next to roads in the national parks which provides a great opportunity to get a close up guinea fowl picture.

They prefer thorny scrub or savannah, especially near rivers or marshland, where they look for food. They have quite a varied diet: from seeds and flowers to insects and snails.

Guinea-fowl are great runners, but when threatened will fly up, scattering into trees or hide in thick grass and bushes. It's not unusual to see them running in front of your safari vehicle for several hundred metres as if they don't realise that they can just step to the side or fly away.

They live in flocks, sometimes up to several hundred, and roost together in big trees with lots of foliage.

These birds are on the menu for virtually every predator that occurs in the African bush such as leopard, jackal and most of the eagle species so they have to watch their step.

Thanks for looking

fartash, gracious, Dis. Ac., iris, pvs, Janice, uleko has marked this note useful
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Hello Vivian
Excellent shot of this Helemeted Guineafowl,
I captured pictures of this spieces in Maysore(India). Perfect ,focusing,exposure and POV.Superb shot.


Hello Vivian,
Excellent composition on this beautiful Helemeted Guineafowl!
best dof in perfect sharpness, wonderful colour and superb details in the shot!
many thanks for the useful notes
best regards

Hallo Vivian,

leuke opname van deze vogel in zijn natuurlijke omgeving.
Beetje drukke foto maar soms krijg je dat maar hij is wel kleurvol.


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-20 22:15]

And "what a find between flowers" superb surprise capture here. Love the colours and the details on the head of the fowl and the attitude of the captured bird.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-05-21 0:48]

Ha Vivian,

Een leuke foto van deze kleurrijke foto tussen het groen,niet echt gemakkelijk te fotagraferenmgroetjes


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-05-21 1:00]

These Guineafowl are so ugly - and you show this one off really well Vivian. It looks so good among the long grasses and flowers.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-21 10:19]

Hello Viv,
Great focus on this colourful Guineafowl among the flowers - a lovely composition! Fine sharp details and beautiful colours too. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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