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african darter II

african darter II
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-27 1:30
Viewed: 2589
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The male is mainly glossy black with white streaking, but females and immature birds are browner. The African Darter differs in appearance from the American Darter most recognisably by its thin white lateral neck stripe against a rufous background colour. The pointed bill should prevent confusion with cormorants.

It is an 80 cm long cormorant-like fish-eating species with a very long neck, like other anhingas.

Image taken in RAW, ISO400

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Hello George
Fantastic capture of this beautiful bird.Great low POV and excellent composition.Amazing colours and details.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-08-27 7:31]

Hi George
Excellent image.Great PVO and razor sharp image.Bautiful natural colors and very nice blur bg.Once again the light is amasing.
TFS Michel

Hello George,
Again a wonderful species of birds. The colors, details and focus are great. You take a nice image from a perfect POV with excellent contrast against the background. A wonderful catch. Pity that I can have only 100 photos of my favorite picture.....I must delete some of them for images like this masterpiece here....
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-27 15:44]

Simply great my friend,another top class capture and a fantastic quality and photographic style!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

ah-ha! this one is a beauty. excellent composition along with fine DoF and overall, a lovely presentation. you even have managed the texture of its plumage out of that difficult body-colour. and no 2D this time :)
good job, George. your workshop has done it again. looks natural and enhancing the beauty of this black bird.
keep it up.
and what a pose of the bird! :D loved the creature..
take care

Hello George-Beautiful light here.Very well captured.Nice colour.Thanks for such beauty.Regards-Srikumar

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