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bridgetrendall
 
bridgetrendall January 23, 2016
What fantastic colours and what a great perspective
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre January 27, 2016
awesome capture!
Nitka
 
Nitka January 30, 2016
Beautiful!..:-)
murphey PRO+
 
murphey February 01, 2016
Stunning !
18ricco PRO+
 
18ricco March 21, 2016
nice grab nice details!!!!!!!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Time
This photo was taken in late morning. It was taken from an open window of our guide's vehicle. I had no tripod, which would have been useless to use from a vehicle anyway. I couldn't believe the beautiful and astonishing colors of this bird! By far, my favorite bird for the entire safari.
Lighting
It was a bright sunny day which helped to bring out the fantastic coloration of the bird's feathers.
Equipment
I used my Canon T3 with my 55-200 mm lens.
Inspiration
Our safari guide, Joy, pointed this bird out to my husband and me. I was so excited to see such a striking looking bird! I had never seen such a variety of colors on just one bird! I have made this photo into a large canvas and have it hanging in my home. Everyone notices it and asks about it.
Editing
I did not do any post-processing on this photo. I didn't think it needed it.
In my camera bag
Since this photo was taken I have acquired a Canon T6 and often use my 55-300mm lens.
Feedback
Birds are everywhere! If your quest is to take bird shots you should probably have a good pair of binoculars. You'll also most likely need a good telephoto lens. If you're on foot, a tripod would be helpful. However, sometimes you'll just need to be quick before the bird flies away. I always take numerous shots as birds can move around a lot. Sometimes, you can catch something in your shot, you didn't realize was there.

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