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Kurrichane Thrush

Kurrichane Thrush
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 7:58
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Kurrichane Thrush (Turdus libonyanus) is common resident in SE Africa.
It has distinct black and white throat markings and white eyebrows. 22 cm.
Calls a loud 'peet-peeoo' at dusk and has a mellow, complicated song with trills and warbles in short outbursts.
Found mostly single in a variety of wooded habitats including rural suburbia.

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Hi Peter.
A nice capture with stunning sharpness and clarity. Very good image in natural habitat. Composition and depth of field also good. Thanks for sharing and well done. Best regards.

Hello Peter,

Very nice capture, this Thrush is posing gracefully for you
great POV and composition.. Well done


Hi Peter
Nice shot of this cool Thrush :)

Hallo Peter,
Persoonlijk vind ik het een heel mooie vogel.
Herinner mij dat ik met mijn wagen op een te nauwe doorgang stond tussen takken en weet ik veel.
In de struiken zat er zo eentje en hij kwam na een tijdje op de gewenste afstand om het beste van zichzelf te geven:). Hij was inderdaad alleen.

Hi Peter!
Very good contrast between bird and surrounding habitat, sharp photo with good POV. TFS

Ola Peter inda foto de qualidade exelente belo trabalho em nitidez e cores parabéns.

Hi Peter,
This bird looks a lot like our American Robin! It has almost same patterns and colors. You caught it with very nice details, good composition, exposure and natural environment. Cheers!

Hello Peter
Very nice shot of this tiny Kurrichane Thrush,
Perfect lighting,composition and BG.Welldone my friend.

Be Happy...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-21 9:38]

Hi Peter,

This Thrush is a real fashion plate with the beautiful matching eye ring, beak and plummage. Wonderful colors, excellent details and a wonderful setting.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-21 10:43]

Hi Peter. Each week you find a bird i have never seen so thanks again for posting. You have captured this Thrush with good detail and natural colours. I like the orange oround the eye matching the Beak . well done TFS.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-21 10:53]

Hola peter, una toma con buena nitidez, luz y color. Has captado una expresión de atención en el pajaro. Un saludo

Hallo Peter,

deze lijstersoort staat er mooi op.
Uitstekend van scherpte en kleur met veel details in het verenkleed.

groet Gert

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-04-21 12:07]

hello peter
here is wonderful capture and cute species
POV, light, colours and details are great

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-21 12:39]

Hi Peter

This is a beautiful image. I love the ultra low POV and the sharp details. The colours are lovely and it is nicely sharp. He looks very alert



Hi Peter,
A lovely bird capture with excellent details, colours and pose my friend!


Hallo Peter,

What a lovely bird you've captured here.
Wonderful pose of the bird in which it seems like its holding you in close eye contact.
Excellent work on sharpness and exposure.
Vey nice lighted and beautiful details and color contrast.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hi Peter,

Very nice capture of this Thrush. Nice pose, good composition and colours, very sharp details.



Hello Peter lovely colour and nicely composed good sharp details tfs rgds Necip

Hello Peter
very beautiful species and its great capture. It is different thrush from those here. Nicely composed from nice POV. Superb colors. TFS, well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-21 20:09]

Hi Peter,
Wonderful shot of this cute little bird with such amazing colours and sharp details on its plumage. Looks beautiful. Nice pose captured on the forest floor with perfect light and exposure levels. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Peter
Very nice capture
Fine sharpness and detail
Good natural color
Great catchlite and pose
tfs jon

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-22 14:13]

Hi Peter

Superb shot of the Thrush
Nicely composed with a great POV and lovely pose.
Very nice details with a nice catchlight in the eye.
I like the way the orange tones on the breat and beak contrast with the earthy tones of the BG.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-22 23:26]

Hello Peter, Nice shot of this bird. Sharpness is good and also the lighting. TFS Ganesh

Hello Peter
perfect framing here with space where it should be..The Thrush is superbly with great details and colours...This is a new bird to and a fantastic capture to learn about it.
Best Regards

Hello Peter,
Very well captured on this beutiful Kurrichane Thrush!
good pov with total sharpness, vivid colour and superb details in the shot
best regards

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-04-23 13:15]

salut Peter,
belle image de cet oiseau que je ne connaissais pas. Bonne netteté et POV judicieux.


Hallo Peter
I am very jealous on this photograph. It is a great image, with lots of detail to appreciate. I have tried to photograph a Kurrichane Thrush on numerous occasions without success. I have always seen it on the ground pecking insects. I experienced it to be a shy bird, but a fast mover. All my attempts to capture this bird are out of focus, because it just did not stand still for a moment. It is on the go all the time. I have not seen it again in the garden for some time, but will probably come back in the summer. The lighting is just right and also the focal point. A lovely close-up with sharp details and focus. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

Hi Peter, splendid bird with wonderful colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,
splendid shot for a splendid bird, what a wonderfull colours !!!
excellent focus with many great details, lovely composition too,

Hello Peter,
Very nice capture, good composition and point of view, excellent sharpness, good depth of field, beautiful natural colors and nice details.

What a lovely shot, Peter.Beautiful subject, very beautiful colours, excellent light and very sharp shot...
What more can one ask of in a photograph?!
Thank you!

Hello Peter. Flawless capture of this bird in stunning exposure and vivid detail of the plumage. Superb image in natural setting. Well done and thanks for sharing. Jusni

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-27 4:22]

Hello Peter,
I missed this while I was away, but I am glad to see it now, a fine capture of a Kurrichane Thrush, taken with good sharpness from a fine POV and set in an excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best regards, Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-27 8:25]

Hi Peter.
What a cute picture of the beautiful bird at natural and very impressive scenery. I like wide DOF and perfect details of the entire scene, pleasant colour palette and superb composition of the image. Well done and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-01 7:58]

Hello Peter

Great capture of this thrush,this one really looks like our American Robin.
Well captured in a very good pose.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
Very good POV and DOF.


Hi Peter
Nice capture with excellent details and light well managed. I like the DOF and Compo
TFS and have a nice Sunday

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