Unique Bird

Uploaded: July 27, 2012 09:16:52

Description

Guinea Fowl, a bird related to the pheasant. It is native to Africa, but has been domesticated in the United States and other countries. The common guinea fowl is about the size of a small plump hen. Its naked head is topped by a bony ridge. The bird has slate-gray plumage dotted with round white spots.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 3200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Comments

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 27, 2012

Great pose, color and detail! #1477220

Monnie Ryan July 27, 2012

Oh my gosh, this is super, Donna! Fabulous detail and color! #10246738

Carol Quina level-classic July 27, 2012

That is UNIQUE! Love the colors, textures & patterns! Isn't nature grand? #10247121

Patti Coblentz July 27, 2012

This is spectacular, Donna! I love the colors, comp and detail which look stunning against the blk bg...wow! Best of lunch with this one...outstanding capture!!! #10247124

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 27, 2012

Hi, Donna! What a neat bird! Very unusual and very unique and you've captured him beautifully! I recently saw one of these fellows at the San Antonio Zoo - it's called a Cassowary - a flightless bird native to New Guinea. #10247308

Joy Rector July 28, 2012

excellent shot #10247569

Terry A. Stoa level-classic July 28, 2012

Excellent image - and thanks to Val for telling us which bird it is. The colors and details are really nice and I like that there's no distracting background. #10247627

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 28, 2012

I told you wrong, Donna! This bird, tho similar in coloring, has a different type of back plumage from the cassowary - think this is the much smaller guinea hen....but regardless of it's name, the colors and details are wonderful! Great catch! #10247650

Julianne Bradford July 28, 2012

Outstanding work girlfriend!! Perfect detail and bg! #10247778

Patti Coblentz July 28, 2012

Oops, didn't mean to say lunch...Lol...poor bird. Meant luck! #10247791

Terry A. Stoa level-classic July 28, 2012

LOL at that one, Patti!

Val - thanks for clarifying which bird this is. #10247801

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 28, 2012

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Donna! #10294554

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 28, 2012

Thanks to each of you. I appreciate your help in identifying this unique and very cool bird!!! #10294611

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 29, 2012

congratulations on your wonderful finalist Donna!!! #10295292

Patti Coblentz August 29, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna...a stunning capture that I hope to see gold!!! #10295424

Julianne Bradford August 29, 2012

This wonderful finalist commands attention! Congratulations on all four of your magnificent finalists Donna! #10295783

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 29, 2012

Guineas are so interesting and fun, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #10296125

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 29, 2012

Unique for sure and congrats again on another finalist, Donna. #10296468

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 29, 2012


Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #10296778

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe August 29, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Donna!!! #10297119

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 29, 2012

WOW, CONGRATS & good luck, Donna!
#10297869

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 29, 2012

Congratulations on this unusual and interesting finalist, Donna. Great detail. #10298243

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 30, 2012

My sister has Guineas on her alpaca farm; beautiful feathers! Congratulations! #10299400

Phyllis H. Burchett August 31, 2012

Congrats Donna on ALL your finalists! #10301983

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