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Happy Easter

Happy Easter
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-27 1:36
Viewed: 2197
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Aves
Superorder: Paleognathae
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species:S. camelus

I'm just back from my last trip in Senegal, just in time to wish Happy Easter to all the TE friends.
A very suitable pic for greeting card, where there is the egg, the symbol of the festivities. The photo was taken in the nature reserve of Bandia, one of the few places in Senegal where you can observe animals in their natural habitat.
The Bandia reserve is the first working enclosed breeding site for large animals in Senegal and the adjacent states, led by the Society for the Protection of the Environment and Wildlife in Senegal (Societé pour la Protecti­on de l’Environnement et de la Faune au Sénégal - SPEFS). The Bandia reser­ve lies 65 km east of Dakar, on the south west border of ‘Forêt classée de Bandia‘. The Bandia reserve was established in 1990 on an economically exploited and markedly degraded baobab grove. In that year 460 ha were enclosed, later this was expanded to 750 ha and it is still expanding. The first stage of conservation was aimed at regenerating the damaged vegeta­tion and after that it was introducing the first animals. Introducing wild animals be­gan slowly in 1991 and reached its peak in January 1997 with the arrival of un­gulates from South Africa. Today a visitor to the 750 ha territory of Bandia can see 22 various species of African animals, of which 11 come directly from Sene­gal, the others coming from South Africa. The reserve’s operator (SPEFS) has thus directly taken part in preserving large savannah animals and their natural environment in Western Africa.

Read more: http://www.gianteland.com/where-we-work/bandia-reserve/


Sono appena tornato dal mio ultimo viaggio in Senegal, giusto in tempo per augurare Buona Pasqua a tutti gli amici di TE.
Una foto molto adatta alla cartolina di auguri, in cui è presente l'uovo, simbolo dei festeggiamenti. La foto è stata scattata nella riserva naturale di Bandia, uno dei pochi luoghi in Senegal in cui si possono osservare gli animali nel loro habitat naturale.
Bandia è la prima riserva naturale privata del Senegal, creata nel 1986.
La riserva costituisce un esempio di riuscita ecologica per la rigenerazione della flora e per la reintroduzione dei grandi mammiferi d’Africa, spariti da secoli sotto la pressione demografica e del bracconaggio. Tra i numerosi animali che sono ospitati si possono incontrare facilmente giraffe, scimmie e gazzelle.
Bandia è situata nel cuore della foresta africana del Grande Baobab ed è l’unica nel suo genere in Africa Occidentale.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-27 1:55]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice to see you back from your trip.
Beautiful Eastern symbol in this picture. Great sharpness and nice colours. Excellent choice this vertical framing. Hope to see a lot more from Senegal.
Happy Easter,

Ciao Luciano, bella anche la versione per TN di questo favoloso uovo di Pasqua guardato amorosamente dalla mamma, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravo, buona Pasqua anche da TN, ciao Silvio

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-03-27 4:20]

Lovely Ester Egg! Great shot, Luciano!

Buona Pasqua dalla Terra Santa,


Hi Luciano,
Beautiful and perfect photograph for Easter. I like your composition with nice DOF and details. Well framed too.
Thanks and regards,

Hello Luciano and Happy Easter!
Wow, that's one very large egg ;) Lovely composition with moms head peeking into the shot. I bet the baby will be super cute when it hatches.
Have a great evening. TFS Janice

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-27 18:09]

Hello Luciano, and "Happy Easter" with this fitting image.
I love your composition showing the egg beneath the watchful eye of the adult. The vertical framing worked out perfectly and the focus is razor sharp displaying exceptional detail. I'm sure you had a great time while on your trip and look forward to more wonderful images.

Apt selection of the bird's head within the frame, Luciano.
Along with the egg on the ground, it makes a nice composition.
The ambience is very authentic.

Hello Luciano

WOW ! you choose the most beautiful photo for Easter,
fine POV and appropriate vertical framing, beautiful eye-contact, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-27 23:50]

Hi Luciano,
Fantastic Easter greeting card. Excellent detail and focus.
Amazing colors and very nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Luciano,
beautiful, iconic, and symbolic. Thank you for this cheerful, creatively taken buona pasqua posting! Happy easter, and all the best to you, too! Cheers,

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-03-29 6:51]

Hola Luciano, hermosa manera de pasar un buen día de Pascua; hermosa foto y mejor deseo...saludos.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-03-29 8:22]

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful photo for Easter ..
Very nice presentation, good sharpness, details and fine natural colours.
Happy "Paskalya"

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