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Spotted Thick-Knee

Spotted Thick-Knee
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D Digital, Canon 400 mm 5.6 L
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-02 6:32
Viewed: 1801
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The spotted thick-knee is nocturnal and squats on the ground during the daytime making it difficult to spot. It hunts exclusively on the ground, feeding on insects, small mammals and lizards. It also nests on the ground, lining a scrape with grasses, feathers, pebbles and twigs. The female typically lays two eggs, and males and females rear the offspring together, with both bringing food back to the nest.

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Hello Deon - Excellent picture of this nocturnal "The spotted-thick Knee", although I had spotted this species in Talamati area(S145), as well as in kumana(H1-3) early in the morning. But it was so far...Very well presented with splendid sharpness and color. Details are really nice. Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE. Regards - Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-02 15:33]

Hi Deon,absolutely perfect despite the very difficult location,a camouflage very well seen by you and your camera,the result is great,the details are the best as possible,interesting species too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-02-02 18:00]

Hello Deon,
I would suspect you were quite pleased to find this nocturnal bird in such a wonderful pose. Perfectly camouflaged and displaying outstanding detail and natural colors. Great eye contact and just the right exposure. I would have been totally thrilled to capture such an eye catching image. Well done!!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-02-02 21:11]

Hello Deon,
Excellent capture of this spotted thick knee in its habitat. Immaculate sharpness, details and presentation
Thanks for the share,

Hello Deon!
This is a superb close-up of thick-knee that was beautifully camouflaged with brownish surroundings. Great sharpness, very nice details and a perfect POV to show us this beautiful bird. Well done and thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

great camouflage, TFS Ori

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