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Ostrich 1


Ostrich 1
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 7:36
Viewed: 3234
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ostriches usually weigh from 90 to 130 kg (200 to 285 pounds), although some male ostriches have been recorded with weights of up to 155 kg (340 pounds). The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with some white on the wings and tail. Females and young males are grayish-brown, with a bit of white. The small vestigial wings are used by males in mating displays. They can also provide shade for chicks. The feathers are soft and serve as insulation, and are quite different from the stiff airfoil feathers of flying birds. There are claws on two of the wings' fingers. The strong legs of the ostrich lack feathers. The bird stands on two toes, with the bigger one resembling a hoof. This is an adaptation unique to ostriches that appears to aid in running.

At sexual maturity (two to four years old), male ostriches can be between 1.8 m and 2.7 m (6 feet and 9 feet) in height, while female ostriches range from 1.7 m to 2 m (5.5 ft to 6.5 ft). During the first year of life, chicks grow about 25 cm (10 inches) per month. At one year, ostriches weigh around 45 kg (100 pounds). An ostrich can live up to 75 years.

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bonjour
on dirait qu' elle se moque de toi, amusant mais bons détails, bon B G
MERCI DU PARTAGE
EDITH

Hilarious is the word to describe this picture! It looks so comical and it's laughing too! nice DOP and green background, looks a little dreamy.
A little overexposed on the head but i would give points for the effectiveness of this picture.. and that is... it made me laugh.

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