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Southern Black Flycatcher

Southern Black Flycatcher
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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: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-09-21 13:05
Viewed: 264
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Southern Black Flycatcher (Melaenornis pammaleina) - New bird species for Treknature (if I'm not wrong 😉)

I have captured this picture of 'Southern Black Flycatcher' at Kruger National Park during our visit at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.
It is a small passerine bird, native to open and lightly wooded area of Eastern and Southern areas.

It's an entirely black bird with even black beak and black legs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-22 2:40]

Hi Srikumar,very professional pic,it's always difficult to take so well the detail of a black plumage,your capture of this black flycatcher is absolutely amazing,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Sri,
Beautiful composition and lights, congratulations - also for posting a new species on TN. However, I feel a part of the plumage, right below the eye, is oversharpened. With the exception of this, a fantastic photo, respectively.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Srikumar,

You have captured a good eye contact. The point of view is showing the details of the Southern Black Flycatcher. The light is making the colors to shine. Have a nice day.


Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, wonderful metallic colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-09-27 3:00]


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