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Spotted Thick-knee

Rob_ZN

Durban, ZA
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Rob_ZN Registered since 23rd Dec 2012
Tue 12-Feb-13 09:32 PM

My first, IMHO, reasonably decent bird shot. My bird book says it's a Spotted Thick-knee.

Taken at the Umgeni Bird Park in Durban, South Africa. The park got a last minute reprieve from closure last year and they're busy getting it back to its former glory.

D5100, 55-200 kit lens @ 200mm, ISO 100, f5.6 @ 1/250

A bit of a crop, pulled out some shadow detail and sharpened a bit in Lightroom.


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Rob

Gamecocks

Joanna, US
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Gamecocks Registered since 22nd Jul 2010
Tue 12-Feb-13 10:16 PM

Very nice shot, Rob. The larger image shows the color and detail very well.

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coolmom42

McEwen, US
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coolmom42 Moderator Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011
Wed 13-Feb-13 01:25 AM

Definitely worth a look at the larger image! Great combo of light and shadow, nice job on the exposure.

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Rob_ZN

Durban, ZA
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#3. "RE: Spotted Thick-knee" | In response to Reply # 0

Rob_ZN Registered since 23rd Dec 2012
Wed 13-Feb-13 10:42 AM

Thanks both of you for the feedback.

A large portion of the credit must go to the bird itself, though. It chose to sit still while I fumbled to take the pic

G