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Le serpentaire

Le serpentaire
Photo Information
Copyright: Christian Bachmann (Bac) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon coolpix 995
Exposure: f/5.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Predaceous birds - Aves predadoras, AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-05 17:54
Viewed: 8535
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Cet oiseau est un rapace bien qu'à première vu il ressemble plus à un échassier. Dès que l'on regarde son bec on ne peut plus douter de ces origines.

On le nomme également secrétaire.
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-06 15:03]

oooh what a weird looking bird, I think we call them secretary birds. A note would have been really helpful here. Nice Christian.

Excelente captura Christian.
Extraña ave, no muy conocida y realmente llamativa.
Buen encuadre, colores agradables y la profundidad podría haber sido mayor para resaltar más al ave.
Buen trabajo!
Me atreví a realizar un trabajo... espero sea de tu agrado.

Excellent capture Christian.
Strange bird, not very well-known and really showy.
Good frame, pleasant colors and the depth could have been greater to stand out more to the bird.
Good job!
I dared to make a workshop... I hope you like it.

An interesting bird that I am drawn to by the legs. So long and slender.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-08-14 12:44]

Nice Secretatybird, Christian. This bird falls into its own genus, it is unique and a snale eater. It has spesicalau adapted "hammer" feet to stomp snake into oblivion. It ia a large bird, standing ± 140 cm high. Sagittarius serpentarius.

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  • Tim Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
  • [2004-08-27 12:08]

What a great bird! I have never seen one such as this before. Considering the light you had to work with, it turned out good. Thanks Christian! PS I am adding it to my humorous theme.

God's best to you,


Good action shot here. They are very interesting birds indeed. The focus could have been better, but we all know there is always many more factors in getting a good photo…

This is a very strange looking bird, it looks like it should have arms, not wings. Thanks for posting, nice shot! -laurita

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-06-02 16:16]

I like this bird and you caught him well.
Look at those incredible long legs. Every woman is jealous of that bird.
Very original capture.
My compliments,


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