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The Messenger Of King Tutankhamun


The Messenger Of King Tutankhamun
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 24 N: 2203] (14316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 22:42
Viewed: 1744
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"A GOOSE FLIES BY A CHART WHICH THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY COULD NOT MEND"-Oliver Wendell Holmes,Sr.


I have captured this Egyptian Goose in Sunset Dam,Lower Sabie,South Africa.




The Egyptian Goose(Alopochen aegyptiaca)is a member of the Duck,Goose and Swan family Antidae.It is native to Africa south of the Sahara and the Nile Valley.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Subspecies:Tadorninac
Genus:Alopochen
Species:A.aegyptiaca(Linnaeus 1766)

Egyptian Geese were considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians,and appeared in much of their art work.

It swims well,and in flight looks heavy,more like goose than a duck.It is 63-73 cm long.It has pink legs and feet.The bill is also pink,with a black tip and a dark base.The sexes look alike,but the female is slightly smaller.

Egyptian Geese are mainly found South of the Sahara in Africa,along the Nile River Valley.They mainly eat seeds,leaves,grass,berries and herbs.They also eat Locusts,Worms,Insects and small animals.They are notoriously bad-tempered,especially during breeding season.The males Hiss and the female makes a Cackling noise.


FOR MORE ABOUT THIS SPECIES,YOU MAY VISIT-Wikipedia(SOURCE)

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To Hormon_Manyer: Welcome Critique!Hotelcalifornia 1 07-27 00:19
To PeterZ: Thank YouHotelcalifornia 1 07-13 09:06
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SIR
照得漂亮 也很清楚
這個鳥在壽山動物園我也照過
很精其他的色彩鮮豔和漂亮
照的角度很棒
構圖美麗 背景深邃
謝謝分享
STONE

Hi Srikumar!
This is a great shot of Egyptian Goose in good sharpness and details. Warm light and calmness of water in your shot are adding beauty to it. For me the complete shadow of this goose would have added more charm. Thanks for sharing,
Have a nice day,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

Nice Shot Srikumar.

Hello Srikumar,
I think you can find them everywhere. Even within hundred meters from the place where I live. Almost the whole year around with chicks.
Great photo with a fantastic DOF, clarity and excellent sharpness.
Regards,
Peter

Hi Srikumar,perfect capture of this goose,the brighntess and the detail are truly fantastic,close to a best masterwork,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

interesting bird. nice lighting and colors. tfs.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-13 8:57]

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent capture of the Egyptian Goose, very good sharpness and the détails are amazing.
I like very much the movement of the water too, beautiful blue B/G.
TFS.
Have a good sunday my friend.
John vantighem

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely goose with fantastic colors, fascinating reflections, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
nice picture with good details of this Goose
the colours and sharpness are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar,
Well taken...lovely colours and nice sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards...Joy

Hello Sikumar

Great shot, nice and vivid colors, nice reflection too,very nice composition, nice POV

Rgds

Nikos

Hi Srikumar, Lovely shot of this Egyptian Goose in perfect focus and details. The soft sunlight gives warm tones on its plumage. The blue water gives strong colors contrasts. Best regards
Anna

Beautiful light!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:24]

Hi Srikumar
exciting colors indeed. Its such a beauty and the blue water as its background really an attractive composition.
Very lovely subject and view.

Regards
Foozi

Wow Srikumar! Fantastic colours and reflections. Magnifcient light too. Well done indeed.

Roberto

Hello Srikumar,
this is avery nice picture of the goose standing in the water, pitty we can't see the entire reflection.
I think the picture is well composed with a nice low POV and it also nice to see you left a lot of space down, even if we can't see the feet is good to leave space for them.
Nice colours and decant sharpness.
Well done.

Regards
Gert

Hi Sri,
Wonderful shot. Well saturated, rich colors, excellent use of lights and simple, yet effective composition. Even the rings on the water surface are sharp enough. Absolutely great job! Bravo! Not disturbing now, or not too much, but be careful with the vignetting of your lens (visible in the top right corner) if you use big zoom. Rather crop those parts if / when the composition allows it.
Best regards, László

Hello Srikumar

Fine POV and great DOF, for the framing
if you could zoom less to see all the
reflection of the of the Geese on the
lovely blue water, the photo would be
more beautiful, the light is beautiful, TFS

Asbed

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