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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: 1950-05-05
Categories: Birds, Reptiles, River
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Outstanding, Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-06-09 12:21
Viewed: 1947
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this photograph at Kruger National Park, from the top of a bridge near Satara.

I saw this Terrapin and a White Crowned Lapwing were standing face to face and it looks like they are talking. This river bed environment attracted me and I got a chance to capture only one photograph and then bird flew away.
Memorable moment at Kruger National Park....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-09 13:10]

Hello Srikumar,
A conversation on low level I think :-)
Very nice photo in beautiful light and excellent sharpness.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-09 15:10]

Hi Srikumar,funny title,perfect for this curious scene from Kruger park. An excellent capture despite the light of the mid day,very sharp,bright and with warm colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Nice image despite the distance and POV. Excellent details and clarity. Indeed a interesting meeting between the two different species.....

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of strange couple, may be an interesting conversation, nice scene, wonderful colors and fine details, very welll done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
very nice picture with nice details to see
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-10 9:29]

Hello Srikumar,
What a neat event you were able to photograph for us. They really do look as though they are somehow able to communicate with each other. Both are in sharp focus and display very nice detail. You managed the exposure quite well even under some challenging light. Unusual, interesting and just plain cute image!!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-06-12 13:15]

A very special moment, very beautifully captured!

TFS, Srikumar,


Hello Srikumar,
really poetic. Lucky coincidence, very well seen, flawlessly skilfully captured.
A pleasure to see the warm and tender light, and the elegant colour contrast of pale blue and ochre. Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-06-15 15:39]

Hola Srikumar...Hermosa foto, muy original y pocas veces vista, me encanta la especie del ave, la composiciĆ³n, el entorno y sobre todo ese encuentro...saludos.

Hi Srikumar,

You have captured well the action between the bird and the turtle. The point of view is showing the details of the Terrapin and of the White Crowned Lapwing. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Srikumar
Great capture of these creatures observing each other with mutual curiosity.
Interesting composition.


Hello Srikumar

Excellent timing and also with a wonderful light, fine POV,
beautiful perspective and contrast of the color tones, TFS


My friend Kumar,
Nice catch, you have captured a story, the one is saying how warm his feet are in water and the other is replying he knows that ;)
thanks for sharing,

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