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The Call Of Africa...


The Call Of Africa...
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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: 2014-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-22 7:51
Viewed: 1479
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this Ostrich(Male)picture in Orpen(Kruger National Park);South Africa


The Ostrich or Common Ostrich(Struthio camelus) is either one or two species of large fightless birds native to Africa,the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio,which is in the ratite family.Some analyses indicate that the Somali Ostrich may be better considered a full species separate from the Common Ostrich,but most taxonomist consider it to be a subspecies.

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION:
KINGDOM:ANIMALIA
PHYLUM:CHORDATA
SUBSPECIES:VERTEBRATA
CLASS:AVES
SUPERORDER:PALEOGNATHAE
ORDER:STRUTHIONIFORMES
FAMILY:STRUTHIONIDAE
GENUS:STRUTHIO
SPECIES:S.CAMELUS(LINNAEUS 1758)

THE OSTRICH'S DIET CONSISTS MAINLY OF PLANT MATTER,THOUGH IT ALSO EATS INVERTEBRATES.IT LIVES IN NOMADIC GROUPS OF 5 TO 50 BIRDS.WHEN THREATENED,THE OSTRICH WILL EITHER HIDE ITSELF BY LYING FLAT AGAINST THE GROUND,OR RUN AWAY.

Ostriches usually weigh from 63 to 145 Kg.The feathers of adult males are mostly black,with white primaries and a white tail.

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

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hallo Sri
very good picture with nice details
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
  • [2014-07-22 8:16]

Hi Srikumar,magnificent ostrich in a fantastic scenery,and what a magic light into this pic,great contrast between ground and sky and fantastic detail too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-22 8:20]

Hi Srikumar.
Great scene and perfect shot. Combination of dark BG and crowns of the trees and sunlight with long shadows as well as attractive curve of the rad as a frame of the scene are fantastic. Composition of the image, exposure and details of all main subject are perfect. Great use of telelens. Warm regards and best wishes.
Alexei.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-22 11:19]

Hello Srikumar,
Beautiful photo of this African scene. The warm light is gorgeous and the composition marvelous. A pity that there are no more details to see in the feathers of the Ostrich. But a beauty it is!
Regards,
Peter

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-07-22 11:45]

Hello Srikumar

Excellent scene with the ostrich, very nice composition, nice and vivid colors, nice sunlight and shadows

Rgds

Nikos

Hi Srikumar. I like how you've caught him in the sun light. I also like that you left a lot of scenery around him to show his environment. Because of the sun his neck is the same colour as the grass. A nice match. I wonder what you wear for shoes in this park. Do you wear steel toe boots for protection? Trevor

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature in a fantastic african ambientation, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
照的很漂亮 很美丽的駝鳥 也很清晰
說真的 真是一隻很大隻的鴕鳥 和樹的比列 很奇特的鏡頭
令人激賞 构图也很美丽 真是好看
谢谢分享
STONE

Hello Srikumar!
A pleasant composition with good warm light, brown grass, green trees and a dark blue sky. Your subject fits well here despite not having the best of details.Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-23 9:02]

Hi Srikumar,

Once again very nice capture of South Africa, excellent presentation of the Ostrich.
The détails and the colors are superb, the frame is splendid.
Perfect light, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

Hello Srikumar,
What a lovely [flightless] bird. It's huge. Have compared it to the surrounding vegetation.
The scenery is so tropical; reminds me of Goa, India where I was born and lived till about 5 years of age.
I'll send you a "cropped" version of this image; I've taken out the Highway. Perhaps you, YOU, could place it into your workshop version if you like it. OK?
Loved your notes too.
Best and most kind regards,
Mario from Canada.

Ciao Srikumar. Magnificent light very good sharp and details. Interesting perspective.

Roberto

Good work!!!Great depth!!!

Hi Srikumar, Great captured moment of this ostrich in its natural habitat. Nice angle taken with such unexpected moment and the curve point of the trail give sense of depth to the composition. Thank for sharing
Anna

Hello Srikumar

You was passing by the best place because the angle of the curved road
and the Ostrich also was at the good place for your camera's lens
it remind me a little bit to this photo I did almost 10 years ago :
http://www.treknature.com/gallery/photo280985.htm

TFS

Asbed

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