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African jacana

African jacana
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-14 7:39
Viewed: 3604
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Jacana (Actophilornis africana) is a jacana. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Charadriidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat.
They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2007 15:47:48
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

boreocypriensis, SelenE, nglen, uleko, Luis52, Jamesp, haraprasan, cataclysta, mala-zaba has marked this note useful
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Hi Annick, my friend!

What a beautiful jacana with these splendid colours. I have to admit that I never seen any jacana till now. But it seems very beautiful my friend! TFS this beauty.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-14 10:31]

Hi Annick,
I saw Jacanas in Peru (Wattled Jacana)and they have amazing toes... Here I can see the long feet and claws again. Nice pose and a good composition. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-14 11:13]

Hi Annick. Unusaul looking bird you have here . I wonder why the light blue head.You have captured it with tyour usal fine detai and rich colours. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-14 12:00]

Hello Annick,
What a splendid capture of this beautiful Jacana in a lovely pose. Great focus on the eye and I like the rocky background to the brown plumage. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours in this fine composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Annick..Very interesting bird. Has lovely colors and posture....Your notes useful and information perfect....Thanks to share..Kind regards, Leyla

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-14 12:31]

Hello Annick,
Nice one of an African Jacana having a wing stretch.
A little soft but well seen against the BG in fine lighting.

:) later

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-07-14 13:38]

merhaba Annick
güzel ve ilginç bir türe başarılı bir çekim yapmışsın
bakış açısı, ışık ve renkler başarılı
eline sağlık

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-14 15:10]

Hola Annick.
This is the first time I ever see this bird,it has a lovely colors on feathers. Great pose very sharp.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-14 22:27]

Hi Annick

A great shot of this Jacana stretching its wing. Very good lighting and detail too. Well seen and captured.


Hi Annick,
A nice capture of this beautiful Jacana bird. But I think a bit of sharpness is missing here (negligible). But still then it looks very nice. Superb composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick
Very interesting bird. Great wild life observation. Nice light, good compo and background but little problems with sharpness
Very interesting shot
Best wishes

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-15 3:39]

Merhaba Annick,
Şu ana kadar varlığından bile haberdar olmadığım bir tür bu. Renkleri ve özellikle alnındaki sakarı çok gösterişli bir kuş. Çok güzel bir paylaşım. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-15 8:52]

Hello Annick,
Excellent photo of this Jacana in a great pose and splendid colours.

Hi Annick,
In general, colors and light are good, but as some people, I noticed a
lack of sharpness, something that I am not accustomed to seeing on your photos.

graet color and pose exelent.

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