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Southern Red Bishop: Breeding Plumage

Southern Red Bishop: Breeding Plumage
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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 South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 10:11
Viewed: 1384
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Southern Red Bishop' (Euplectes orix) in Marivale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel.

It was a windy day and sunlight was bit harsh. When bird was sitting on the reed, it was tossing madly in wind, so to me it wasn't a pleasant atmosphere and needed perfect timing (tried to capture without a single reed crossed over its body) to get undisturbed clear picture of this bird. Lke this beautiful coloured bird; glittering orange and it is his breeding plumage.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar

Excellent photo of this bird in its breeding plumage, fine POV and
appropriate vertical framing, the catch-light enhance the photo
by rendering it more beautiful, TFS



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-18 17:18]

Hi Srikumar,a difficult pic today,the bird was very distant and the position too isn't easy..so the result is good but not the best talking about the sharpness,but still good,and this rare specie is always welcome on the gallery. Have a nice Sunday 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)
  • [2017-03-18 19:14]

Hello Srikumar,
What a unique looking bird you have presented to us. I love its bright orange cap that reminds me of a football helmet. Good eye contact with just a glint of catchlight visible.
The focus is quite impressive considering the bird was waving back and forth due to the wind. Nice BG.

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