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Moonlit Sunrise

Moonlit Sunrise
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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: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds, Sky
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 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-10-13 12:14
Viewed: 732
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Moonlit Sunrise

I have captured this picture today at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning, just after Sunrise. In this time of the year you could find Moon in the sky and today was a gloomy day. Since last night sky was covered by dark clouds and we got storm and rain. Here you could see Sunlight is coming from right. This is first time I used the method of 'Stacking' to capture such non-stationary subjects even without Tripod (I used my Car window to keep Camera stable). My luck wasn't with me till I clicked my 82-84 click on same subjects,quickly replacing focus from bird to The Moon. Only 3 shots were OK to me. I illuminated the moon bit here and in the picture you could see 'Black-Headed Heron'.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-10-14 0:55]

very beautiful..

wow, fantastic artistic capture

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-10-14 2:36]

Hi Srikumar. A great demonstration of photographic skills and use of post-production programs without a doubt, but the photo is very "false" and moves away completely from reality, excellent for a poster for a horror film. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Anther great 3D scene from amazing Africa midnight-brown well done SRIKUMA BALIAL

Hello Srikumar,
Nice image with excellent details despite the low light.
It is a superb composition with the moon in the background.

hallo Sri
this is super cool i like the light on the bird and good composition
thanks to show this one
gr lou

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-10-16 10:14]

Hi Srikumar
Beautiful and artistic composition.
The heron seems to be interested on the moon.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-10-19 12:21]

Hi Srikumar
A great photo! I saw it the other day and I was surprised by the sharpness of the moon and the bird at the same time, then I read your comment and saw that it was a stacking.
I really like the result.
Congratulations and greetings.

Ciao Srikumar, fantastic capture, great artwork with your camera, magic moon, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

Hi Sir Srikumar,

This photo is Dramatic and Beautiful.

have a nice day!

Hi Srikumar,

The scenery is impressive. The point of view is showing the details of the Black-Headed Heron. You have captured well the moon surrounded by the clouds. Well done, have a nice day.


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