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Bird With Yellow Moustache!

Bird With Yellow Moustache!
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-08-26 8:01
Viewed: 2390
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this AFRICAN WATTLED LAPWING or Senegal Wattled Plover(Vanellus senegallus)picture at Sunset Dam,Lower Sabie;Kruger National Park.

AFRICAN WATTLED LAPWING is a large lapwing,a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.It is a resident breeder in most of Sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforest,although it has seasonal movements.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds.They are large brown waders with a black Crown,white forehead and large yellow facial wattles.The tail is white,tipped black,and the long legs are yellow.

Species:V.senegallus(Linnaeus 1766)

The African Wattled Lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds(AEWA)applies.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-26 8:16]

Hello Srikumar,
Fine close photo of this Wattled Lapwing in excellent sharpness. The colours seems a little bit over-saturated, but maybe it was the light at that moment. Attractive pose and composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-08-26 8:19]

Hi Srikumar,
Stunning capture ..
So lovely and fantastic focus on this amazing bird!
Best wish,

Very sharp!!!
Highly impressive!!!
Focusing PERFECT!!!
Best of the best to you,

OUTSTANDING IMAGE Srikumar Da...........

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-26 11:29]

HI Srikmuar,beautiful capture of this lapwing walking and thinking at dinner,great detail and bright colors in an excellent exposure,great contrast with the blue water in background.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-08-26 11:32]

Hello Srikumar

Perfect image of this interesting bird, excellent clarity, very nice colors, fine details, nice BK



Hello Srikumar,

Hope life is good. What a wonderful visit you had of South Africa and what a treasure trove!This is an excellent shot of great beauty, look at the oil slick grace of water and the beautiful bird, thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hi Srikumar
Very interesting photo and the eye has been captured very well.I am also intrigued by the two sharp nail like structure in black in both sides of the chest (which has come out sharply in your picture). There are some more interesting information on this bird in http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3167 . Thanks a lot for the photo and the information.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-26 18:49]

Hello Srikumar,
Your African Wattled Lapwing is certainly an interesting looking bird with an array of colors in it's plumage, not to mention that unique bright yellow wattle. A beautiful bird and photographed nicely.

Hi Srikumar!
Beautiful variety of Lapwing and a very good shot in great sharpness and details. Despite the seemingly harsh light you did well to capture a very decent shot of it. Beautiful colors on its body, interesting yellow wattles and a very good contrast with dark water.Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-27 4:51]

Hello Sri,
A yellow moustache for birds, that is not very common :-) and what an eye. Interesting bird, good picture.
Kind regards

hallo Sri
very nice picture of this beautiful bird
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice image. Fantastic capture with outstanding contrast. This bird has very nice white-brown colors.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Amazing bird and nice photo Srikuma! The colours are fantastic!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-28 1:44]

Hi Srikumar,

Wonderful capture of the Wattled Lapwing, great détails and sharpness.
The colors are so beautiful, very nice texture of the plumage.
My best regards.
John vantighem

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-28 8:23]

Hi Srikumar.
You managed to picture an impressive bird. I like wide DOF and perfect details of the bird and its surroundings. I also welcome excellent vivid, nicely saturated colours of the image and very good exposure despite the contrast colouration of the bird feathers. Warm regards and TFS.

WOW! That's a beautiful bird, never saw it. Great that you share this beauty. With my best wishes,

HI Srikumar, Stunned sharpness with great light. Exceptional details and colors. Best regards

Hi Sri,
Nicely composed photo. Sharpness is excellent, some small overexposed parts are detected on the plumage here and there, but who cares? :-D A good photo in its entirety, even with them. Even with them, full credit for you. Off: if you accept an advice from a 40-year-old, do not ever write negative about yourself, such as "I'm not a serious photographer at all" on your intro page. Don't forget: this is a hobby site and we're all here to learn from each other. And yes, you ARE a serious photographer. Someone who shows himself the meaning of the word "improvement". Someone, who was always able to handle critique as it is: constructive. Thanks for being here, thanks for your contribution on the site, and we all are waiting for many more photos of you in the future.
Best wishes, László

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-02 11:05]

Hi Srikumar,
Another beautiful picture of your African journey. Excellent details and perfectly sharp photo.
All the pretty colors.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar

Great close-up photo of this wader bird,
very fine POV, DOF, and framing, the background
waves adds dynamism to the photo, the bird's
pose also contribute to that effect, TFS


Hi Srikumar,
this bird looks funny. Wading bird wading. Good sharpness and colors.

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent capture of this Wattled Plover my good friend, nice and sharp, good composition, perhaps the colours are a tad over done, however a very strong image indeed,



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