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|African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)|
Recently, I've captured this 'African Spoonbill' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. Although I have posted this bird before in its flight mode, but it was my wish list to capture it while it is static. This bird was sitting behind a bush in the marshland and to get its clear picture, I stood in the water, hiding myself as much as I can because this bird is very nervous. It was a challenge to get proper exposure and details on its plumage due to its colour.
This species is widespread across South Africa ðŸ‡¿ðŸ‡¦, Madagascar ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡¬, including Botswana ðŸ‡§ðŸ‡¼, Kenya ðŸ‡°ðŸ‡ª, Mozambique ðŸ‡²ðŸ‡¿, Namibia ðŸ‡³ðŸ‡¦ and Zimbabwe ðŸ‡¿ðŸ‡¼.
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- [2018-05-16 12:58]
Hi Srikumar,another time a masterwork,the perfect exposure is useful to see the best white and details of plumage,i like a lot the decentralized composition to have a nice view on the habitat warmed by the light of sun,not a rare species but always nice to see,i seen in Madagascar me too this bird,but digital cameras did not exist..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely African Spoonbill in nice pose, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Great shot with very fine POV and framing obtaining
an expressive eye-contact, great ficus, sharpness, details, TFS
Sri this is a beauty of a bird with the great red eyes
i like the bird gr lou
Fantastic photo from you again, excellent composition, exposure, sharpness, colors. Perfect details on the white plumage, and very spectacular morning lights. Majestic shot. Bravo.
Kind regards, LÃ¡szlÃ³
PS: Thanks very much for your critique on my 'Coastal HDR' shot and offering your help, I answered there.
The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the African Spoonbill. The lightb is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.