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African Jacana

African Jacana
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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: 2019
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-22 14:51
Viewed: 304
Points: 18
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African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)

Today, I have captured this 'African Jacana' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary. It was a cloudy day with bit windy. I was lucky to find this bird on lush green carpet of water surface. I wasn't lucky to get perfect light from its in front, but light coming from back through cloud, helped me to make a nice composition with light and shade.
African Jacana is a wader with long toes and claws that help them to walk on vegetation on the water surface. They have chestnut upper part. Blue bill extends up as a Coot-like head shield.

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Hi Srikumar,

You have captured well the action of the bird. The point of view is showing thed etails of the African Jacana. The light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Srikumar, great capture of fantastic biird in nice action, fine details, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-23 6:44]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this African Jacana. Excellent timing in pose and light conditions. Fine sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-23 15:22]

Hi Srikumar,difficult light but still a great capture,the best as possible for this african jacana walking,very good sharpness and colors too. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Another amazing wild life scene by great colours and lights looks like a documentary-video well done SRIKMAR BALIAL

Hello Srikumar,
A very interesting bird. Lovely POV. Nice colors and excellent details as usual.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-24 23:14]


Very nice Jacana. Cheers

Hi Sri,
Those few lightrays helped you making the photo fabulous - exceptional use of lights and shadows. The bird's pose is very spectacular, or I'd use the word funny as they tried to find the balance. Lovely composition and crop as well, nice image overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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