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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: 2019
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: 2019-04-13 12:34
Viewed: 236
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I have captured this Immature 'White-throated Swallow' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, South Africa. I have already posted mature one of this species. One can see the mature bird here:


I prefer early morning birding because this is the time when birds are very active. So before The Sunrise I'm always on my way either inside the Hide or sitting beside water body hiding myself in long grasses. This picture was taken during Sunrise. I like such background for birding, but difficult to manage all time.
Beautiful bird, no doubt.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-13 15:12]

Hi Srikumar,hats off another time with this wonderful capture of this young swallow,difficult light but not for you ,as usual,and the best quality too,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-04-13 21:56]

Hi Srikumar
Yes, beautiful bird, nicely isolated. Despite the lack of bright light we clearly can see the details. Perfect focusing.

Tfs & regards

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice bird. The colors are particularly well-played. Very good shooting position.
Excellent details as usual.

Hi Srikumar,
I admire you very much for waking up so early in order to make extraordinary photos - I'm too lazy for doing so, therefore I prefer sunset time. :-) Mesmerizing light, and the bird is truly beautiful, even though the feathers on the wings are not as sharp as on the head. Background fits very well, too, good shot overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Srikumar,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Immatire White-throated Swallow. The shrpness is very good. The light is giving good rendering of the colors. Have a nice day.


Very nice shot Srikumar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-17 7:36]

Hello Srikumar,
Superb photo of this swallow. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colors. Great blurred background. Nice pose.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, Happy Easter to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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