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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG, Digital RAW 200, UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 2:41
Viewed: 4261
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here an upload that I made on one of the first days visiting the Krugerpark last year,I am not 100% certain,but as I believe the bird shown is a black flycatcher,picture is made in the restcamp Pretoriuskop,using tripod and Fillflash.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-01-19 3:22]

Hello Paul,
Excellent image showinga juvenile Black flycatcher ( Melaenornis pammelaina) moulting in to adult plumage. This shot clearly shows the slight notch at the end of the tail, which is characteristic. Very nice composition and sharpness.
Regards, Ivan

Hello Paul,
The body of this flycatcher is not fully cover with feathers yet. You had a nice shot. Sharp focus and well exposed image. A beautiful picture from the famous Kruger Park.

Hello Paul,
You might be right; I think it is a Southern black flycatcher.
Well done

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-19 5:51]

Hello Paul,
Plummage details superbly captured in this lovely composition. Very good use of fill flash here Paul. Thank you for sharing this wonderful image.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-01-19 10:13]

heel mooi Paul,
de capture is goed, U heeft fantastisch werk gedaan met Uw telekanon. prachtige compositie en een fraaie dof, mooi foto werk hier. prettige avond
groet jaap

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-01-19 10:39]

Hello Paul, great shot of this great bird ! Very sharp details and very good exposure of this dark subject. Well composed and nice BG, thanks !


Hej Paul,
a nice capture with good details and fine composition.
I like the POV and the pose too.
Maybe the WB is not correct.
Well done.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-19 19:11]

Hi Paul,

Very nice capture of the flycatcher, love the tone of eyour image, there's a nice harmony with the colour of the background and the main subject. Very well done!


Hola Paul,
Excelente toma de este pajaro que nos muestras con gran nitidez y detalle, bonita luz y fondo. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-20 18:05]

Hello Paul

An excellent close up of this flycatcher.The eye contact is very good.
The POV and DOF are well handled,and the OOF BG is lovely.
Wonderful plumage detail,the feathers are well defined.
Nicely composed on the diagonal cutting branch.


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