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Whitewinged Korhaan Portrait

Whitewinged Korhaan Portrait
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Copyright: Anton Prinsloo (Anton) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF-S Nikkor VR 200-400mm F/4 G
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-06 10:52
Viewed: 3816
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Whitewinged Korhaan is smallish to medium in size. The male is very noisy and conspicuous, males have a loud harsh crowing kraaak, kraaak, falling in volume towards end. The female is very inconspicuous and secretive and answers male with soft hoarse whee in courtship.

Its bill is orange-red to coral red, tip greyish; legs and feet yellow.

It is a very common resident in arid to semi-arid western South Africa, Free State, most of Botswana, and Namibia.

Source: Roberts' Multimedia Birds of Sourthern Africa

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To elefantino: Lens used.Anton 1 07-06 12:42
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Excellent portrait of this interesting bird Anton.
Good detail, colour, and composition.
Great work.

Hi Anton,
Pleasant portrait of this good looking bird!
Well framed, DOF is spot on leaving the feather coat with great textures and details...
Pleasant clarity in colours, background enhances the subject!
Pablo -

Hi Anton, nice portrait of this beautifull bird!
It must be very close to shot it with such a lense!


Other than th e sounds it makes ...lol ... this is an amazing bird, looks like giant pheasant or a subspecie of peacock but Im probably not even close!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-06 14:59]

Hello Anton,
I really like the portrait of this unusual and interesting bird.
Great expression of curiosity. Sharp details and beautiful colors and patterns on the feathers. Nice BG ciolors to isolate the subject.
TFS. : )


A well detailed pic that is well composed and shows excellent sharpness, Lighting, POV, DOF and OOF BG. TFS,

Hello Anton,
Lovely shot! I very much like the POV and framing, the clear BG is great too.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-08 14:49]

I love the composition of this and it is a lovely sharp shot. He is giving you quite a curious look

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-07-08 22:10]

Hi Anton,
Excellent Korhaan portrait.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,blurred bg,note and colors.Well Done.TFS

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-07-09 17:43]

hey you, take that lens out of my face. *g*
excellent portrait, anton! :-)
superb tight crop and pov,
perfect sharpness and amazing details on the plumage
together with a great pose and look.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

Cute! :)
Great colors,framing and DOF.

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