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Runner Up in Colorful And Bright Photo Contest
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12 Comments | Report
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle October 21, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Absolute masterpiece !!
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
Thank You Mike. Very much appreciated.
MsJudi
 
MsJudi October 21, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo.....
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thank you MsJudi :)
beckyreding PRO+
 
beckyreding October 21, 2017
REALLY, REALLY AWESOME! CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN!!
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thank you becky. there are so many great images out here... it's always humbling .
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq October 21, 2017
Wonderful portrait!!
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kathyk_abq October 21, 2017
Congrats on your award! :)
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thank you kathyk_
modelmeemaw Premium
 
modelmeemaw October 21, 2017
congratulations, beautiful image, tack sharp!
Martha
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
many thanks. much appreciated Martha :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 21, 2017
Amazing capture. Congrats!
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thank you JD
markclark_5515
 
markclark_5515 October 21, 2017
Wonderful ! Congrats.
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WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thank you Markclark. much appreciated.
victoriaellis
 
victoriaellis October 22, 2017
Congratulations..brilliant entry
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WolfAvni October 22, 2017
thank you Victoria
Furnitureman
 
Furnitureman April 07, 2018
Thanks for entering. You win!
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WolfAvni April 07, 2018
wow! thank you Furnitureman.
Martin1970
 
Martin1970 September 09, 2018
Wow! Superb.
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WolfAvni September 09, 2018
thank you Martin
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes September 14, 2018
A gigantic wOw! excellent
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WolfAvni September 14, 2018
thanks AdirahsEyes :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
Taken at home at Giant's Cup Wilderness Reserve in the foothills of the Natal Drakensberg, South Africa.
Time
This was shot around lunchtime, mid summer
Lighting
A light cover of cumulus cloud provided occasional windows for the sun to peep through. I timed my shots for those moments when the light softed under the bounce effect of indirect sunlight. The light metering was on full manual so that I could respond to the rapid changes as the cloud cells blew by..
Equipment
nikon d3 and 200~400mm f4G ED VRII on a wimberley head
Inspiration
Their charismatic antics and calls are a feature of the countryside. Flocks of these iconic birds were once common to the African bushveld and farmlands, but lately their numbers have been in decline. A small flock took up residence in our garden and over time became quite tame, tame enough to provide an occasional opportunity
Editing
To enhance tonal gradient I tweaked chroma ever so slightly in CaptureNX2 and added a pass of unsharp mask at 1 pixel width.
In my camera bag
I carry a pair of d3;s and a range of lenses from 24mm through to 500mm. For the most part I use prime lenses, but carry the trilogy of 14~24mm f2.8, 80~200mm f2,8 and 200~400mm f4 in zooms.
Feedback
I don't have any specific rule other than to try to anticipate opportunity. When opportunity and preparedness meet, generally something good happens.

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