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Red Spurfowl (Male)

Red Spurfowl (Male)
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Copyright: Anil Nediyara (anilnediyara) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 10 N: 180] (780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-30 3:24
Viewed: 4366
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday I had posted the picture of his partner. They came very cautiously and when I started shooting the shutter at 8fps was making a big noise, they kept a watchful eye on the lens. Good old fashioned Hides and getting nearer to the subject is the best gear :).
Thanking you all for comments and encouragment.

Link to my earlier post

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To smurali: Hianilnediyara 1 09-30 19:08
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Hello Anil,
Very close. Well composed. Beautiful bird.
Very good low point of view and depth of field. These are generating the blurred background.
Have a nice day..

Hi Anil,

Good detail and composition. Good highlight or almost reflection in the eye. I just love his hair style, quite modern.



Hi Anil,
I have never seen a Spurfowl before, so I am thrilled to see one through your very well captured picture of it.
The bird looks elegant and beautiful. The focus on the eye is ideal and the colours are in tune with the original.
You live in a fauna rich state and I must come down there some day.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-30 4:39]

Hello Anil,
A superb full frame close-up of a male Red Spurfowl taken from a great POV with fine sharpness and DOF to produce a suitable BG.
Hides are a real boon when taking shots of these shy birds.
TFS this beauty,
Best wishes,

Hi Anil

Great shot of this shy and secretive species I've not seen before.
Great low-down POV
Brilliant sharpness and plumage details
Excellent composition
Well worth being bitten by mosquitos!!


hai anil,
exactly,...i saw the partners photo yesterday!! i dunno how i missed it woth out commenting! it was really good,...it(female) was in the seated position if am not mistaken!
even this red spurfowl look awesome,...clarity is perfect,pretty sharp,....u have taken it well!!

These are good enough to upload to orientalbirdimages. They should be. If you need an intro to the imagemaster of that site, shoot me a PM.

hi anil,
good to see the male here, worth waiting in the hide, nice capture. bit bold for comfort, some space in the front will be more balanced. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-30 7:49]

Hello Anil,
Your wait in the hide was certainly worth it! It is great to see the male of the Red Spurfowl too! Excellent focus and sharp details. The colours of the plumage are lovely and its watchful pose very nice too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-09-30 12:16]

Hola Anil,
preciosa captura,
bello plumaje y detalles hermosos,
buen pov,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-30 12:39]

Hello Anil,
Excellent photo of this beauty. Great sharpness, colours, low POV, DOF and composition. Beautiful BG.

  • smurali Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 14 N: 609] (3596)
  • [2008-09-30 12:47]
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Anil, Superb capture. Never seen them. With 600mm you do not have to get very close.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-09-30 22:41]

Hi Anil,
Congratulations on the prized captures of the pair from Thattekad.
Fine PoV. The proximity to the birds have given you excellent details.The brown plumage of this one leaves a silky impression.

Thanks for sharing


Hi Anil nice capture. Excellent sharpness on his eye. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-01 8:51]

Hello Anil, Beautiful this is better than yesterday. Eye focus and the colors are great. Well done sir. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-01 14:26]

A perfect photo, Anil!
The composition is great.
Sharp with superb detail.
Very good pose.
Excellent presentation.

Very well done,

p.s I hope you and the family are well.

Hello Anil Uncle, Nice shot and a good one. Nice eye catch. Vignesh

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