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Red Crested Korhaan

Red Crested Korhaan
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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: 2014-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-04-15 12:33
Viewed: 2489
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this Red Crested Korhan at Orpen, in Kruger National Park. Twice I found this species in Kruger. Another one in Pretoriuskop which I posted earlier here in TN. It was afternoon and light was harsh but I used "Sunny 16 Rule" (because bird wasn't moving much also) here to get at least a decent exposure.

Red Crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista) is a species of bird in the "Otiddae" family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Red Crested Korhaan is near-endemic in South Africa. It's omnivorous; feeding on invertebrates, especially termites, beetles and grasshoppers.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-15 12:55]

Hi Srikumar,few blades of grass disturbs the view but of course you could not do otherwise, it is a rule that when there are rare birds and butterflies, the pic is never perfect...(smile). The best DOF for the best details and bright colors,not lucky with the location but very lucky with the light.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in a beautiful ambientation, woonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar

Despite the difficulties you succeeded to post a very nice bird into its natural habitat, very good details and natural colors, nice classical pose.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-04-16 6:05]

Hi Srikumar,
Wonderful shot with excellent details! ..
Very beautiful photo in excellent sharpness and natural colors.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-16 7:53]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this korhan. Difficult to find a good solution for the best photo in these circumstances. But you succeeded very well. Fine sharpness and natural colors. Nice to see it so close.

nice portrait, great camouflage, TFS Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-17 8:10]

Hi Srikumar,
Gorgeous shot of a beautiful bird. Excellent sharpness details
and amazing colors. Perfectly mastered exposure.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar,
in spite of theharsh light, this well camouflaged Korhaan is shown with impressingly fine details and pleasantly subtle colours. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Srikumar

Great shot of this species of bird, fine POV, beautiful light highlighting
its wonderful plumage, great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


Hello Srikumar,
A very nice image with a lovely colorful specie of birds. The details and focus are excellent. It looks similar to some birds living in Europe, like Pheasant female....They same camouflage colors for dry grass....

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-01 6:24]

hello Sri,
Love this picture. So nicely shown this beautiful bird in a very natural environment. Just great!

Hi Srikumar,

The tight framed is putting the bird in evidence. The point of view is showing the details Red Crested Korhaan. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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