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Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-03 1:51
Viewed: 3096
Points: 36
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Guinea Fowl

The Helmeted Guineafowl
is an African family of insect and seed-eating, ground-nesting birds resembling partridges, but with featherless heads and spangled grey plumage. The species has been domesticated and introduced outside its natural range, for example in southern France and the West Indies.

It is interesting to note that they are monogamous, mating for life. The hens have a habit of hiding their nests, and sharing it with other hens until large numbers of eggs have accumulated. Females lay 25-30 tough skined, smallish, creamy eggs in a deep, tapering nest and undergo an incubation period of 26-28 days. The chicks are called "keets" and are highly susceptible to damp. In fact, they can die from following the mother through dewy grass. After their first two to six weeks of growth, they can be some of the hardiest domestic land fowl. Sexing the birds is not as simple as telling a rooster from a hen chicken. When they are adults, the helmet and wattles of the male are larger than those of the female, and only the female makes the two-note cry "Buck-wheat!" Aside from that, however, the two sexes are mostly identical in appearance.
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Hello Bungbing

Excellent photo of this bird with his wonderfully
spotted plumage, very fine POV and framing,
the bird's pose is bringing dynamism to the image,
great focus sharpness and details, excellent contrast,



Hu Bunyapon
great light and good action
just perfect sharpness and nice catchlight
that's great

Hallo Bunyapon,
a superb capture of the Guinea Fowl, impressive details on the plumage and fantastic
colours, excellent point of view and very nice composition with a great rasping posture of this splendid bird
Best regards

Hello Bunyapon
Beautiful specimen. Nicely captured and presented. Great sharpness on focus and beautiful natural colors.
J. Diogo

Vibrant blue head and just look at the plumage. You captured this exquisitely, dust cloud from digging i just LOVE this! Great job my friend!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-03 5:04]

Good image of this colorful bird with that crest. tfs.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-02-03 5:19]

Hello Bunyapon,
Your capture shows this Guinea Fowls hypnotic plumage superbly and the dust flying as it scratches the ground looking for a meal. Great work Bunyapon, thank you.
PS I bet you had a great time back home.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-03 5:31]

Hello Bungbing,
Very nice photo of this Helmeted Guineafowl. Good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition.

hello Bungbing
very good sharpness and great details
nice composition to see this bird very good
thanks greeting lou

An excellent photo of this handsome bird, good light, excellent detail and nice pose.
Good note.
regards yiannis

Great photo Bungbing! Very good composition, wonderful colors and impressive sharpness!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-02-03 9:17]

Hello Bungbing,
this is a very nice picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness and a good note too. This is a very nice composition. Well done. Thank you for posting.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Bungbinng, great capture of lovely bird in nice walking pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Bunyapon,
amaizing photo of this interesting bird. Nice colours and composition. Perfect sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

amazing close up, photo with a great performance!
regards Bungbing

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-03 13:24]

Hi Bunyapon,
Nice naturals colours with excellent details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-02-03 14:25]

Great timing to take the fowl in the legs mouvement,i like the moment and the spectacular quality of sharpness and colors!!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Bungbing,
A Perfect capture of this Helmeted Guineafowl. Superb focus on your subject with fantastic splendid sharpness and detail!! From the blink in the eye, caught in it's natural environment, light balance, POV and DOF is excellently executed. Well done.
Best regards,

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