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Cape Wagtail

Cape Wagtail
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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: 2018
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 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-11-09 12:39
Viewed: 430
Points: 16
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Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis)
I have captured this 'Cape Wagtail' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary. It's a common bird here in South Africa, but it's not an easy task to find this bird in good position as well as in good background. This picture was taken from a Hide early in the morning, same position from where I captured my previous posted Southern Masked Weaver.
Cape Wagtail is a rather dull plumage and short Tailed Wagtail

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Hello Srikumar,
Amazing good details and natural colors. This specie looks very close to Yellow Wagtail from Europe...
Thanks for sharing this lovely little bird...

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-11-10 2:25]

Excellent picture of this bird. Great composition plus super background!

Fatafati Srikumar.

Sri the same twig with a other bird
great shot
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-11-11 14:26]

HI Srikumar,not only a great quality,but it turn the head in the right way for the best result,great shot another time,so real and so well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-11-11 22:08]


Hi Sri,
Fantastic pic, I love the way how the wagtail looks into the frame, great composition. I also like the smooth, OOF background and the tack sharp branch as well. Stunning image, bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Cape Wagtail. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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