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What was that?
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Copyright: Tim Inman (tinman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 1, Kruger National Park 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-20 8:16
Viewed: 4489
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at the bird hide near Skukuza, this was one of several of these birds on the dead branch just out in front of the hide. I am not sure of the ID, so would appreciate help here, but I think it is a Cormorant.

This one was keeping an eye on the hippos just below him!

Thanks. Tim

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-11-20 8:33]
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Hi Tim,
it's not a cormorant but a African Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Nice capture with good use of flashlight and dark BG.
Well done, Jacob

great pic, especially its back, TFS Ori

This is a very nice shot. The details is sharp and I like the dark BG.

Well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-20 12:38]
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Hi Tim,

A great capture of this darter,well captured with good colors and POV,as I will go to kruger as well next year jus a question suppose that those birdhides in the park are marked in some maps?


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-20 13:48]

wow that is just beautiful. Perfect DOF and light. Wonderful composition. Nice POV. Wonderful colours. Just lovely



Hi Tim.
What a fantastic shot - absolutely perfect. I really like this photo.
Perfect composition, very well sharpnedand and really nice red color. Regards Krzysztof.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-11-20 14:48]

Hoi Tim , Fantastic shot i'ts a beauty , very good sharpnes colours light compositie and beauty bg , and framing , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

Hello Tim

Nice capture, excellent colors, Bg, POV DOF Perfect details, very crisp, Nice work

TFS Kyle

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-11-21 3:36]

very well composed. beautiful bird with a beautiful color scheme of plumage. intresting pose. tfs

Hi TIm,
Great capture with a beautiful pose. The flash really helped to bring out the bird from the OOF BG. Just a pitty that the whites have become a tad too bright. Besides that the colors and composition are pefect.

Hi Tim,
Nice bird. anyhow would prefer more sharpness.

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