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Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-17 3:45
Viewed: 2481
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-winged Stilt, Common Stilt, or Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name H. himantopus ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot".
Adults are 3336 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges. In the populations that have the top of the head normally white at least in winter, females tend to have less black on head and neck all year round, while males often have much black, particularly in summer. This difference is not clear-cut, however, and males usually get all-white heads in winter.
Immature birds are grey instead of black and have a markedly sandy hue on the wings, with light feather fringes appearing as a whitish line in flight.

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Hello Foozi,
Against such bright light it's a well captured picture.Nice POV with good focus on subject.Like its pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-17 3:54]

Hello Foozi,
wonderful in-flight picture of fine Black winged Stilt. Pose of the bird, exposure and sharpness of the image are fantastic.Regards Siggi

against the difficult light conditions, the scene the pose and the quality on bird are great, well done my friend!
regards Nasos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-17 4:23]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this Black-winged Stilt. Nice natural colours, despite the difficult light conditions. Good sharpness and a fine composition.

Good sharp capture of this Stilt in flight against the grey sky, Foozi.
Excellent sharpness with eye contact.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Foozi
Wonderful inflight capture,
well composed and sharp with true colour.
best wishes,

hallo Foozi
very nice to see this bird in flight
great sharpness good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
很漂亮的海鷗 照的很清晰 補抓到完美的動態
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-17 15:45]

Hi Foozi,great capture in flight whit great details despite the difficult light,an half miracle to have this sharpness in a cloudy day,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-18 12:34]

Hello Foozi,
Another elegant bird in perfect flying pose. Not easy with the white sky you had. You did well as usual. Perfect sharpness and beautiful simple composition.
Take care!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-08-18 19:18]

Hello fozi,
A perfect capture of this beautiful little Black-winged Stilt. The detail is exceptional and the contrasting black and white colors in it's plumage along with the long pink legs makes it a real eye catcher. Great job!!!

Hello Foozi,
Amazing inflight catch in difficult light condition,successfully achieved the perfect details and nice pose.TFS.

Hello Foozi

Excellent in-flight shot of this wader bird
with fine lateral POV, superbly focused with
great sharpness and details, if you would be
in a better light with a blue sky the photo
would be more beautiful, TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-21 1:35]

Hi Foozi.
Once more wonderful bird picture in flight. Despite the contrast colouration of the bird image is exposure very well. Details is stunning and pictured scene is also great. Composition of the picture is spot on. My compliments and best regards.

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