<< Previous Next >>

Double-striped Thick-knee


Double-striped Thick-knee
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm/f2.8 LI S + Canon 2X conv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 11:16
Viewed: 2652
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Costa Rica

The Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) is a Stone-curlew, a group of waders in the family Burhinidae.
It is a resident breeder in Central and South America from southern Mexico south to Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil. It also occurs on Hispaniola and some of the Venezuelan islands, and is a very rare vagrant to Trinidad, Curaçao and the USA.
This is a largely nocturnal and crepuscular species of arid grassland, savanna, and other dry, open habitats. The nest is a bare scrape into which two olive-brown eggs are laid and incubated by both adults for 25–27 days to hatching. The downy young are precocial and soon leave the nest.
The Double-striped Thick-knee eats large insects and other small vertebrate and invertebrate prey. It is sometimes semi-domestcated because of its useful function in controlling insects, and has benefited from the clearing of woodlands to create pasture.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Mamagolo2 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

great portriat, TFS Ori

Wonderful details and colors here. This is a stunner! The position of the bird and its legs is special

Hi Mario!
Splendid shot with very nice details. An excellent BG has highlighted the subject very well; you have captured this beautiful bird in a graceful pose. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,
AKBAR

Hi Mario,
What a stunning image of this Thick Knee. What a peaceful scene. Fantastic feather detail and colour. Great note. Thanks for sharing.
Regards
Natley

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-10-28 14:18]

Ola Mario bela foto de qualidade excelente meus parabéns.
Nilson

WOW - nothing to say but that this shot is breathtaking!
Pierre

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF