<< Previous Next >>

Straw-necked ibis

Straw-necked ibis
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-02 4:35
Viewed: 3572
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Straw-necked ibises are large birds, around 60-75 centimetres (24-30 inches). They have dark wings that show a glossy, iridescent, multicoloured sheen in sunlight, and have a dark back and collar. Most of the neck is white, as are the underparts and undertail. They have a long, black, downcurved bill, and their legs are usually red near the top and dark grey toward the feet. Straw-like feathers on the neck of adults give the bird its common name.

Sexes are similar, although males have longer bills and females have a dark band across their upper breast. Juveniles have duller colours, shorter bills with less curvature, and lack the straw-like plumes on the neck
more info

Photo taken in a walk-in volière; Olmense zoo.
Used monopod for Big Mama, Mark did the rest...

PP 'highlights': adjustment layers and S/H, sharpening USM and SFW.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 15:58:02
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

cataclysta, jesst, JORAPAVI, SelenE, gelor, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Annick
Good contrast. I like the composition with open wings and nice homogenous buckground
Best wishes

  • Great 
  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-02 4:58]

Hi Annick,
an exceptional shot.
Very sharp with great colours.
I love the iridescence in the feathers.
Excellent clarity.
Well done,

  • Great 
  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-09-02 5:12]

Good sharpness and detail. Interesting colors on the neck and wings of the bird.

  • Great 
  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-02 8:08]

Hi Annick,
Just marking the post and will be back with a proper critique later. Sorry about this.

  • Great 
  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-09-02 13:05]

Huuuh - another new one for me! It truly looks way bigger than the Ibis' we have around here. Very beautiful capture - with wonderful detail - love that you bribed the bird into this open wing pose! ;) Kudos! Cheers, Klaus

Hola Annick,
Magnífica toma de bella composición, gran nitidez con luz y fondo muy agradables, saludos
José Ramón

  • Great 
  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-02 14:42]

Hi Annick,
Colors, pose, focus, sharpness, composition and details are very good. Well done and TFS.
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2007-09-03 2:09]

Bonjour Annick,
Une image exceptionnelle tant par sa composition que ses qualités techniques. S U P E R B E !
400 ISO et pas un poil de grain, un arrière plan à rendre jaloux, une netteté irréprochable et une exposition qui ne l'est pas moins... Tu me confortes dans mon achat de cet appareil. Merci et encore bravo.

Hi Annick,
Good composition, colors, sharpness and pose of the bird. Very well done.
It's a strange bird...

bonjour Annick

les couleurs de cette oiseau, les détails des plumes
l'action que fait l'oseau sont superbe

mais une toute petite chose, pourquoi tout l'oiseau
ne fait pas partie de l'image ?
car, tu sais, selon moi, si tout le corps de l'oiseau
serait partit de l'image, selon moi, pour moi
l'image aurait était supérieure avec ce joli mouvement des ailes

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-04 20:21]

Hello Annick

Excellent focus and sharpness.The plumage detail is very good.The colours are well saturated and natural.I like the wing back pose.Very good POV and DOF.TFS


Calibration Check