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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: 2018
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 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-04-28 4:34
Viewed: 319
Points: 14
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Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus)

I have captured this medium sized Bateleur Eagle at Kruger National Park during our morning game drive. We were returning from our morning game drive and found this bird, sitting on the top of a tree. Light wasn't in my favor. Harsh Sunlight was enough to get a dark picture of this elusive species. So I used flash here. 'Bateleur' is a French word meaning 'Street Performer'. Perfect name - if you are in Kruger, you might find them fighting with either snake or Reptiles on road.
Beautiful bird, no doubt.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-28 7:54]

Hi Srikumar,another time the background makes the difference,wonderful capture in the usual top sharpness and exposure of this bateleur in a curious pose,well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Nice image with a very good quality. Very good details despite having the sun in front.
Thanks for reminding me that I forgot to post my photo in the workshop...

Hello Srikumar,
Nice image with a very good quality. Never seen before.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-29 1:37]

Hello Srikumar,
My favorite bird of prey. Excellent photo against the sun. Great timing with the head in this pose. Fantastic sharpness despite the distance.

Hi Srikumar,

The beek of the bird is impressive. You got also a good eye contact. The point of view is showing the details of the Bateleur. Have a nice day.


Hi Srikumar
This picture is a fantastic and very nice portraid.

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! you was at the best place the best moment, very fine POV and framing
obtaining the expressive eye-contact, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hi Srikumar,
Beautiful bird no doubt - on a beautiful photo, no doubt. I've never seen such a colorful Accipitradae before. You managed to make advantage from the disadvantage (strong backlight) - due to the flash and the harsh sunlight all parts of the plumage are bright. Sharpness is second to none, and the composition with the bird's pose and the sun at the top left corner is breathtaking. Majestic shot.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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