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Birds from Kruger IV

Birds from Kruger IV
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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: 2010-01-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A900, Sony 300mm F2.8 G, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 8:19
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Hi All,

Another "two in one" capture from kruger,this one I made in the restcamp Satara's bird bath close to the restaurant,so it is smart to have always your camera within reach whenever you visit kruger.....

Both are very colorfull birds which I hadnt photographed before so I was quite happy with the results of the series I made.

Tthe right one is the green winged pytilia (or melba finch),the left one is the blue waxbill.

Hope you like this couple and thanks for your time..

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-27 8:36]

Hello Paul
Another cute capture from you of two wonderful birds
Thanks for sharing

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-27 8:36]

Great colored Birds on this splendid photo, very fine colors and details, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-27 8:39]

Hallo Paul,
Zowel de Melba Astrild als het Blauwfazantje staan er prachtig op in het heldere water. Uitstekende scherpte en een goede dieptewerking in de foto. Mooie natuurlijke kleuren ook in de omgeving. Leuk ze allebei van de voorkant te zien.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2010-01-27 9:29]

the colours of the bathing beauties and the very ambience created by the mirror is thrilling to look at.Geen winged pytilla ooks a bit agressive while the blue waxbill gives a coy look.Great conversation moodbetween the two.The bokeh that span the frame in BG is wonderful and adds to the aesthetics of the image.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2010-01-27 11:07]

Hallo Paul.

Dat ziet er toch wel heel schattig uit die twee vogeltje.
Je hebt ze mooi op de foto gezet, mooie kleuren en eenprima POV.

Gr. Hans

hallo Paul
Dit is een super moment ,moet je net tegenkomen
erg mooi die kleuren ,en goede details
great shot
groetjes lou

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 16:29]

Hello Paul,
What a diverse pair, the colors are incredible your focus razor sharp. Great work Paul, thank you for sharing.

Interesting capture of this two birds making a bath.
Nice image and beautiful colors.
Best regards.Alin.

hello Paul
very nice 2 in 1 picture! Great dof and sharpness and of course colors :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-28 12:34]

Hello Paul,
A superb capture of these two small colourful bathing finches. The POV shows their details well despite the wet plumage and the sharpness and focusing are spot on.
Thanks and best wishes,

Hi Paul,
Great sighting, I love the colors and detail. VWD and TFS.

Hello Paul,
Quite common in Kruger in my humble experience. Nevertheless difficult to capture as the focus might be difficult due to their small size. Both are surprisingly well within the depth of field range. Nicely done...

I love watching birds having a good time, and these two clearly enjoyed their bath! Great capture of these two colourful birdies, nice and sharp, excellent light.

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