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Kimbi Fauna reserve


Kimbi Fauna reserve
Photo Information
Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (102)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 4:31
Viewed: 6033
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a bird I catched over a large river called Kimbi in a place called Kimbi Fauna reserve.

Getting there absolutely requires a four-wheel-drive car even if the place is quite well-known being part of the Ring-road, north-west of Cameroon. The north part of that road is really hard and you don't meet much people : some Bororos people walking along with catles, few locals walking to the market and that's it.

I just don't know the name of that bird. Any idea ?

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Hi Steven,
Merops albicollis. Though the bird has the red iris color of the adult, I can still see a hint of yellow on the chin, and the streamers (elongated central rectrices) of the adult are just starting to grow out, so let's say it is subadult.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-17 4:43]

Hola Steven, magnífico disparo y bella compo... saludos y éxitos en TN. Victor

Hello Steven,
I like a lot the composition of this poto, carefullly constructed with the climbing branch and the soft and blurred background, thanks to the DOF used.
The bird colors are so good, we can appreciate it with great details.
Congratulations and thanks for share,
JM

Hi Steven,
Good shot..
Nice compo and colors.
Awesome bird.
Well done
TFS
Annick

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-17 8:09]

Hi Steven,
Very colourful bird you captured. You caught him in a nice pose, I also like your composition.
tfs paula

Bellos colores y agradable composición. La luz es la ideal para sacar el partido a todos los detalles.
Estupenda presentación Steven.
Saludos, JL.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-12-18 9:32]

wow! what a beauty! absolutely sharp and detailed. great colors and composition. tfs

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-02 12:15]

Hi Steven,

this is an amzing photo, I like the composition, colors and focus,
no criticism at all,
TFS
Oki

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