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Helmeted Guineafowl


Helmeted Guineafowl
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-10-03 8:19
Viewed: 1355
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this Helmeted Guineafowl in Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Pak. I got heavy sunlight.

The Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is the best known of the Guineafowl bird family, Numididae, and tge only member of the genus Numida.

It is native to Africa, mainly south of Sahara, and has widely introduced into the West Indies, Brazil, Australia and Southern France.

* Round body and small head - 53-58cm
* Weigh - 1.3 kg
* Body plumage - Gray-black
* Short wings and rounded
* Unfeathered head decorated dull yellow or reddish bonny knob and red and blue patches on skin.
* They prone to run rather than fly when alarmed.
* They can walk even 10km a day


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Ciao Srikumar, great portrait of amazing bird with fantastic colors, fine details, wonderful light and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
great sharpness and nice details
i like the colours to
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-03 12:59]

HI Srikumar,spectacular portrait of this rare guest of TN from Kruger Park,the light is bright and magic,magnificent colors too,the best way to show us this curious and interesting specie.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Srikumar
this is a fantastic portrait of a guineafowl, razor sharp details and superb intense colors, a real beauty, thanks a lot for sharing
Have a great sunday
Jacqueline

Hi Srikumar,
a brilliant portrait of these strange Guineafowl.
have a nice sunday
Pierre

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-04 0:49]

Hello Srikumar,
Wonderful portrait of this Helmeted Guineafowl. Amazing sharpness and details, gorgeous light and colours and taken from an excellent POV. Beautiful blurred background too. Superb photo!
Regards,
Peter

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-04 0:53]

Hello Srikumar,
this is a very nice picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness and a great note too. This is a very nice composition. Well done.Regards Sigi

Hello Srikumar,
your nice tight framing of the Guineafowl`s head works ever so well giving the image lots of drama and displaying all of the interesting features.
Nicely done.
Regards Les.

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