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Crested Francolin

Crested Francolin
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-16 2:40
Viewed: 4190
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a fairly common resident of Kruger National Park and much of northeastern South Africa. It is also found in many countries of eastern sub-Saharan Africa where suitable habitat exists. It is found in woodland and savannah, especially in thornveld.
In summer feeds mainly on insects while in winter it is mainly herbivorous (underground corms and bulbs, above ground shoots, leaves, fruits and berries).
This one was from a waterhole near Satara camp.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-16 3:00]

Hello Chris
Excellent capture! thanks for sharing

Hallo Chris,
a very beautiful capture of this Francolin, very good sharpness and marvellous colours,
a very nice composition with walking posture of this beautiful bird
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-16 3:30]

Hello Chris.
The low POV gave a fine capture of this species of Francolin taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours against the OOF natural BG.
I don't know if this applies to the Crested, but francolins are normally wary and hard to approach, so if this is a the case you did well to take this.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Chris
super sharpness and good details
nice pose with good BG
the colours are beautiful
greeting lou

Hi Chris.
Beautiful photo with nice colours and good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-16 7:14]

Hello Chris,
A very nicely timed capture of this Francolin with great eye contact and showing sharp details of its plumage. Beautiful colours too and well framed.
I'm sorry to hear about the poor weather but it's no better here with drifts of snow!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Chris,
This is one of the photos of birds more eloquent today in TN! ... It seems to be out of frame!
Well done!

Ciao Chris, lovely bird in nice walking pose, fine details, beautiful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,
A very nice photo with beautiful warm colours and good sharpness.
Best regards,

nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-17 2:27]

Hi Chris,this is a very nice portrait,i like a lot the impressive plums details,natural colors and excellent composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-17 3:12]

Hello Chris.
This a fine close up of this unusual looking bird one i have never seen in the wild before. The Crested Francolin has some amazing feather markings which you have taken so well with fine detail and such natural colours.Best regards Siggi

Hello Chris,

an nice image in brownissh colortones.
Good low pov and dof with nicely blurred brown bg.
Fine colors.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-12-17 5:07]

hello Chris,
A very fine and subtle shot of the Crested Francolin. The whole picture is hold in subtle earth-colors. Very pleasant, indeed! Fine and simple compostion too.
Kind regards

Bonjour Chris,
Agréable publication valorisant relativement bien le sujet dans son environnement sous une belle lumière permettant d'apprécier la délicatesse des couleurs.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hello Chris,
I like the colors palette of this photo and also it's blurried BG,great sharpness too
Well done

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