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Grey Go-away-bird

Grey Go-away-bird
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 14:49
Viewed: 2737
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwvol, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and strikingly pink gape. It is widespread in savanna woodland, a clumsy flier though extremely agile in clambering through tree crowns. It has a distinctive loud alarm call "quare", fancifully sounding like "Go-away". The crest is raised when excited.

Image taken in RAW, ISO640
Its diet is mainly fruit (such as wild figs and berries), flowers, buds, leaves, termites, and snails. The habitat it occupies is dry open savanna woodlands, farms, parks, and suburban gardens, often near water.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-17 15:42]

Hi George,another magnificent masterpiece despite the difficult backlight,spectacular timing,details and colors and very interesting specie too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hello George, my neighbour today :)
nice photograph, this one. it's good to see that not only you have captured the mood so well, but the plumage and structures of the birds also have come so well. as Luciano has said, against a difficult backlight. what were they sharing by the way, bubble gum? :) ummn, could be snail..
take care

Hi George,
interesting situation you have captured. Excellent point of view. Many details.
Thanks for sharing,

  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-09-17 23:41]

Hi George
Excellent shot against the light. Perfect exposure and lots of detail.
TFS Deon

Great capture! TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-18 5:17]

Hello George
Nice presentation of unknown specie for me. Excellent POV and great details overall. That opening of F4 is providing a beautiful OF bg.By the way very interesting note.
TFS and keep on the good work Michel

Hello George,
Splendid birds with interesting colors. Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Again a perfect exposure with superb light. Thanks for your workshop with Crested Lark, as always very careful done.
Thanks for sharing!

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