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African Stonechat (Female)

African Stonechat (Female)
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
Date Submitted: 2017-08-08 14:15
Viewed: 1002
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this female 'African Stonechat' (Saxicola torquatus) at Marievale Bird Sanctuary early in the morning. I have already posted male 'African Stonechat'.

Female have brown rather than black above and on the head with an indistinct paler eyebrow line (you could see it clearly in my posted picture), chestnut- buff rather than orange below and less white on the wings.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-08 14:31]
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Hi Srikumar,i think that you will agree with my comment,this is one of the most beautiful pics of your gallery,no doubts. The very artistic pose of the stonechat and the colors of background are the winner elements of this amazing composition. Absolutely wonderful,2 points are not enough. Have a nice day 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)
  • [2017-08-08 21:12]

Hello Srikumar,
Stunning lighting in the BG sets the tempo for this gorgeous shot. What a beautiful image of this lovely African Stonechat. The detail is exceptional and the colors are true and natural. I really like the eye contact and its inquisitive facial expression.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Congratulation for this outstanding capture. Very sharp image and with perfect focus as usual.
I like the natural colors and the low POV in which you shoot this photo.
The brown colors of the background are superb.

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the African Stonechat. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2017-08-30 23:46]

Hi Srikumar,

you don't have to be instructed on what's great about this picture, you know exactly what you are doing. The light! The background! The composition!

Greetings, Dietrich

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