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We were privileged to see some Crested Guinea Fowl at Cape Vidal - they are a fairly rare sight !! When this guy sounded the alert they all vanished into the bush in a flash Smile
I really want to thank all who voted and commented on yesterday's birds - Much appreciated !!
Have a great Friday and brilliant weekend !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2013 - 8:51 AM
Focal Length:41.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Crested Guinea Fowl
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:30 Aug 2013 - 4:08 AM
Tags:Cape Vidal, Crested Guinea Fowl, Kwazulu natal, Wildlife / nature
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 4:40 AM

Very beautiful image.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
30 Aug 2013 - 4:58 AM

A great capture. I just love the eye and mouth action. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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AlexAppleby
30 Aug 2013 - 5:02 AM

Such lovely birds and so hard to get a picture of them as usually they flee before you have a chance to point the lens in their direction.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:21 AM

What wonderful plumage they have, Herman, a super capture. Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:25 AM

brilliant detail herman wonderful colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:39 AM

The feather detail is lovely on this Herman, almost an interference pattern. Top shot.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:55 AM

Great timing, lovely shot.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:08 AM

Morning Herman, chilly here but acan see a bit of blue sky now.
I have never seen a crested guinea fowl before, he sure was unhappy about your camera in his faceGrinGrinGrin well captured

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anglingandyq
30 Aug 2013 - 7:16 AM

Excellent detail and very well vaptured Herman

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:20 AM

Very impressed here Herman
love that astounded look on the face
Lillian

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Mike_Reid
Mike_Reid  645 forum posts Scotland
30 Aug 2013 - 7:25 AM

Amazing look on its face nice shot Herman
MikeSmile

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
30 Aug 2013 - 7:28 AM

What a bird ! - Well SPOTTED HermanWinkWinkWink Never seen anything like that before.GrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:34 AM

What a truely beautiful bird.........and running wild!!!!
Whoah!!!!!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 7:38 AM

Looks like he's in charge SmileSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Aug 2013 - 7:53 AM

Like the detail captured in this beauty Herman,
Fred.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 8:10 AM

I'm familiar with Guinea Fowl, but not this crested variety, Herman.

P.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:12 AM

A great timing image with lovely detailSmile
NettaSmile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:35 AM

A lovely image you have here, Herman!

richard

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Caziwinkles
30 Aug 2013 - 8:41 AM

What a strange yet beautiful looking bird Herman - red eyes and spotted black plumage! Smile

Carol

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digital_boi
30 Aug 2013 - 8:47 AM

lucky to get the capture before the alarm was sounded Herman

Graham

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:58 AM

Cracking shot Herman, excellent detail and great colours

Hugh

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
30 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Excellent!! You have captured the alarm in his eyes beautifully.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:08 AM

Sparkling detail here, Herman with old red eye sounding the alarm. GrinGrinGrin

Ray

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:14 AM

Beautiful markings and vocal by the looks of things Herman!!

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:17 AM

You were spotted!!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:23 AM

A great image Herman, well capturedSmile


Cliff

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
30 Aug 2013 - 9:25 AM

Really is amazing Herman, the expression is priceless.

John

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:32 AM

love the alert call,a cracker of an image.
DennisWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:38 AM

Nicely taken great image, Herman. Interesting kind of fowl.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:51 AM

Fantastic detail Herman , one of your best birdy fotaes Smile

Rod

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:03 AM

Love the 'panicked' look, guess they didn't hang around long!

Dave

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achieverswales
30 Aug 2013 - 10:31 AM

Wonderful looking bird Herman well captured.

Regards

Trev.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:32 AM

Lovely abstract patterns in the plumage and you've captured the moment when the panic button was pressed.Grin
Joan.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 10:56 AM

I like the open beak

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 11:10 AM

What a magnificent bird Herman! Love the dots and stripes look! Grin
IB

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 11:41 AM

Beautifully dressed birds I love the eye Well captured Herman

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 12:21 PM

A well detailed shot Herman.
Love that red eye.
Mick.

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Brianmdoucette
30 Aug 2013 - 1:19 PM

Nice! He/she sure looks pissed off...

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
30 Aug 2013 - 1:40 PM

Is this little feathered dude having a go at you Herman... he certainly is not happy to see you...not like we are so happy to see him GrinGrin

Great image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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capto
capto e2 Member 21049 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 1:48 PM

Lovely to see them in the wild.Smile

ivor

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
30 Aug 2013 - 2:48 PM

nice expression captured. nice details

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 3:25 PM

Interesting looking bird, I haven't seen any of them before. Keep them coming! Thanks for sharing.Smile

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NDODS e2 Member 33063 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 3:58 PM

A great image of wonderfully looking birds. Both detail and markings are so very well captured Herman.

NathanGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 4:37 PM

Beautiful details in this excellent capture!
George

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janlea
janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 5:15 PM

Fantastic capture Herman, I like it a lot Grin
Jan

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:03 PM

Wow...very good shot, Herman!

And what a very interesting body shape this fellow has. Nice patterning too Smile

Andrew

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:10 PM

Extremely eye catching Herman.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 6:48 PM

Fabulous image Herman, does look alittle shocked! Wonderful detail GrinGrin

Kathryn

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Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 8:10 PM

Nice shot Herman, these have strange markings on them

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2013 - 9:57 PM

What beautiful plumage which you have captured so well and those red eyes - wonder what it was thinking - Elizabeth xx

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 - 11:43 PM

Wow Herman. Those eyes! Great shot. Cathy

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
31 Aug 2013 - 12:03 PM

These birds have very interesting plumageSmile
Regards Valery

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BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2013 - 12:35 PM

A beautiful red eye and excellent feather detailGrin
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2013 - 10:58 PM

what a beautiful plumage, well captured. Wonder how much time they spend painting all the dots!!

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