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Swainson's Spurfowl

Swainson's Spurfowl
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-07-30 5:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this 'Swain son's Spur fowl' (Pternistis swainsonii) in Kruger National Park during our late morning drive.

The red throat and eye patch distinguish it from other Spurfowl except the Red-Necked Spurfowl. Legs and bill are dark. The body is brown with dark stripes. Found in Bushveld with patches of grass and thickets, like riverine too. Forages on open patches, sometimes with other Spurfowl. Roosts on trees.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, 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)
  • [2017-07-30 12:49]

Hi Srikumar,so real that i can listen it! What a timing to take the spurfowl with the open beack. A very sharp and bright capture,this time in an excellent light too,well done. Have a nice week 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)
  • [2017-07-30 14:27]

Hello Srikumar,
I've been away for a two week vacation and haven't been on site. I'm sitting at the airport ready to head home and looked at your photo on my iPhone. A beautiful bird posed in an attractive manner while displaying exceptional detail. Well saturated colors and a great blurred BG. A real treat!!

Hello Srikumar,
Exceptional capture with from a perfect POV....Stunning colors especially the red throat. Interesting bird.

C'est une superbe photo, très bon rendu des couleurs et des textures.
Le fond est dans une bonne tonalité.

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Swainson's Spurfowl. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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