Am I beautiful?
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|This is a different look at the Helmeted Guineafowl. They are numerous throughout Southern Africa and are often found in suburbia, which is where I took this photo. At such close range they are really rather ugly but very colourful.|
This was the first photo I took with my new 100-400 lens.
I originally mistook this to be a Crested Guineafowl but realized my error - hence the correction.
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Good photograph with the new lens. Lovely colours and sharpness. I'm looking forward to seeing more shots with it.
Good compo and POV...
So..they are in Cape Town as well?:-)
it is a really peculiar and very colorful bird. Congratulations by your new lens, are very good.
I still miss my 100-400mm lens. Nice capture of the bird. The photo is reasonably sharp.
The DOF is a bit shallow loosing details to the bottom of the frame. You could have compensated for it by using a smaller F stop (F8) to increase the DOF. Looking at the settings the 1/8000s shutterspeed was more than enough to close down at least two full stops. You have to experiment a bit... my rule is a bigger bird such as this, at least F8.
Getting down and dirty... a lower shot angle would have placed the BG further in the distance giving a smoother BG. Shooting top down as here brings the BG closer and less blurred... even more so at F8
I have a very similar portrait of this critter and think you did well in getting it this good.