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Galinha d'Angola!

Galinha d'Angola!
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Copyright: Nelson Viegas (njmv79) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 14 N: 91] (692)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/4.2
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 11:21
Viewed: 16946
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I call it Galinha de Angola as you can find on google images if you type in "Galinha de Angola", but there might be other names for her, perhaps Madonna or many other!
The species is protected in South Africa, but I have heard people saying that they run over them with their cars to kill them and take them home for a nice meal.
In Angola they are not protected you can hunt them to eat and aparently they taste nice, but I never did, poor bird...

...::: UPDATED ON THE 11 OF SEPTEMBER 2006 :::...
This bird is also called Guinea Fowl, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Vulturine Guinea Fowl in South Africa.

Model: E8700
Software: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
Exposure Time: 10/1265 sec
F-Stop: f/4.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 67.7 mm
Date Taken: 2006-09-07 15:03
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode

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To oscarromulus: Thank you!njmv79 1 09-15 02:43
To Juyona: Hola Victor!njmv79 1 09-07 14:22
To pablominto: Hola!njmv79 1 09-07 13:59
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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-07 12:51]
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Hola Nelson,
Mira que es extraña tu gallina, tiene un plumaje precioso, quizá mas parecido a un pavo, pero es bonita, quizá falta un poco de contraste para apreciar mejor al animal. saludos y estamos en contacto.

Hello Nelson,
An interesting bird, whatever it is..!
Subject well framed, and captured with good natural colours and fine details...
I miss some scaling here as I have no idea about the size!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-13 22:05]

Hello Nelson

A very lovely shot of this guinea fowl.A nice tight crop,well composed with nice colour saturation.TFS


Nelson my Friend,
Sharp, EXTREMLY well focused. The grey & red on the bird against the green is a BEAUTIFUL composition.
You are quite talented, my Friend.
BEST & WARM regards,

Hi Nelson,
Nice natural colors. Good DoF. Look like a big bird. May need to reduce brightness, increase contrast, and midtone adjustment slightly [see workshop]. Have a nice weekend.

Ben Lakitan

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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-20 14:31]

Hi Nelson,a lovely specie non often seen on TN,excellent close up very sharp and bright and useful post! I thank you for the comments to my photos, I'm still laughing when you told your attempts to take pictures of butterflies .... ehhe ... i hope to see one soon! Have a nice day! Luciano

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