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Orangethroated Longclaw

Orangethroated Longclaw
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Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-30 13:11
Viewed: 4714
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi there, sorry but I have been out of circulation for some time now but have been following the posts on TN from time to time. However, I am back again and hope to have a few images to share in the future.

Orangethroated Longclaw/ Oranjekeelkalkoentjie (Macronyx capensis)

Fairly large bird- 19-20cm. Legs and toes long. Upper parts buffy brown, sptted and dark brown streaks. Throat is bright orange, eyebrow and underparts bright yellow. Bold black collar separates throat from breast.
Distribution: Cape, Karoo, Orange Free State, Lesotho, Natal, S.Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Habitat: Moist short grassland, vleis, usually without trees.
Food: Insects and some grass seed.

This image was taken while driving through the Krugersdorp Private Game Reserve.

Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 170-500mm set at 360mm
F 6.3
S: 1/1000
ISO: 200

Editing done with Photoshop CS.

PDP, Dave, dew77, saguzar, marhowie, gerhardt, twosixbw has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-30 13:14]

Hi Ben, nice shot. I love these birds. I have a shot of the same which I may post over the next few days. It's a good shot and I found these birds quite hard to get a clear shot as they were always in the grass.

Very nice work and welcome back.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-30 14:00]

Hi Ben,
Great shot and a beautiful bird!
Thanks for sharing,
ps May you have a very happy new year!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-30 14:44]

Hello Ben!
Wonderful caspture.POV,lighting,simple BG,pose of bird and framing are excellent.TFS....:-)

Hi Ben,
wonderful bird, I love the colours and the position he's standing there for your shot - like a proud model.
Excellent sharpness and light, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-30 16:18]

Excellent shot with nice pose, great colour and good DOF.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Ben,
Very nice image, I love colors, light and bird pose. Useful your note.

Hi ben,

Very nice capture, the colours and sharpness are very good.

Are you happy with yout 170-500 ?


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-30 21:41]

What a beautiful bird, Ben. A new one for me.
The details are very sharp and the colors are gorgeous.
Well done and TFS. : )

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2006-01-02 8:42]

Magnifique prise de vue. Netteté et précision sont au rendez-vous. Superbe pour moi.


Very nice Ben. Well composed with very good sharpness, detail & warm colortones. Nice profile pose as it looks up also. Good to see a post from you again. Well done.
Thank You!

Welcome back Ben. It's good news to hear you will be more active in the future. Lovely capture of this all to familiar fellow in our neck of the woods. Well done.

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