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African Stonechat (Male)

African Stonechat (Male)
Photo Information
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: 2017-06-29 12:12
Viewed: 952
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this male 'African Stonechat' (Saxicola torquatus) at Marievale Bird Sanctuary early in the morning. It was a windy day and this bird was battling a lot to sit properly on the dry plant.

African Stonechat is a flycatcher.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Nice bird. Lovely to see them in summer, here in Europe migrating from Africa.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-06-30 12:24]

Hi Srikumar,truly a lovely pose,very nice capture of this small and colorful friend,i like a lot the great sharpness and the perfect exposure of the different lights,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,

A super image once again. The moment has been perfect with the soft morning light bringing out the details and colors wonderfully well.

Warm Regards,

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