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Black Francolin

Black Francolin
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Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-21 5:18
Viewed: 932
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this beautiful Francolin while trekking in the jungles of Pangot. While late into the afternoon, I was expecting some bird life to term the hike as 'fruitful' in terms of birding. All of a sudden I saw this Black Francolin come out of the bush. I was thrilled but due to the distance from the bird was not sure about a decent image. I had to crop the original to bring out this image. Not the best in terms of sharpness and details.

About black Francolins:
These are residents of the Northern part of the Subcontinent. The male has a black face with white ear covert patch, rufous collar, black underparts and white spotting on flanks. Female Francolin has rufous neck and streaks rather than spots on the flanks.
Voice: Utters a loud penetrating repeated 'Kor-kor-kee'. Habitat: Active in early mornings & late Afternoons. These birds are found near cultivations, Tea estates & shrubs in plains/ hills.

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hello Satirtha
une magnifique prise dans un environnement agréable, belles couleurs et bonne netteté.
Bonne journée

Ciao Sathitrtha, great capture of lovely bird, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-21 14:20]

Hi Satirtha,an excellent capture of this francolin despite the very difficult location,bright colors and fine details in a natural composition too,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-07-22 11:18]

I see a very good picture in a very difficult situation with the light, but with a amaizing result. Very natural, sharpness, control of the light and excellent composition. The bird is beautiful.

You are a modest person, Satirtha. This is the best Francolin picture I have ever seen. What a fabulous perspective with razor sharp focus, beautiful colours and a wealth of details! The bouquet BG makes the image much more interesting.
I'm eyeing your long lens with envy; it's on my wish list for years.

Hello Satirtha,
Beautiful bird and quite well captured. Well focus on its eye. Exposure looks good except bit harsh light on the straws which you could easily reduce and I think in such way your picture will look aro aro valo.
In my test details on the shadow area could have been better. I'll show you later if manage time.....doing a PP work what I want to say.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-23 13:42]

Hello Satirtha,
What a beautiful bird you have presented to us, the detail is excellent and you have done a great job on the exposure. Superb eye contact with a bit of catchlight visible. I love the colors and the low POV you have obtained. Great job!!

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