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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: 2007-02-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): vanderschelden's birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 5:00
Viewed: 3397
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rhea, also known as ñandú (pronounced [ɲanˈdu]) in Spanish, or ema in Portuguese, is a large flightless ratite bird native to South America. The name was given in 1752 by Paul Mohring; his reason for choosing this name, from the Rhea of classical mythology, is not known.

Rheas are polygamous, with males courting between two and twelve females. After mating, the male builds a nest, in which each female lays her eggs. The male incubates from ten to sixty eggs; the chicks hatch within 36 hours of each other. The females, meanwhile, may move on and mate with other males. While caring for the young, the males will charge at anyone — including humans and female rheas — who approaches the chicks.

Rheas are omnivorous, preferring broad-leafed plants, but also eating seeds, roots, fruit, insects, and small vertebrates.

Rheas have only three toes. This is an adaptation which allows them to run faster than if they had four.

Camera Model
Shooting Date/Time
3/02/2007 13:47:39
Shooting Mode
Shutter-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
70.0 - 200.0mm
Focal Length

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  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-11 5:09]

Hola Annick,
realmente extraña esta ave,
buen pov y luz agradable,
buen bg. y buena nota informativa... saludos

Hi Annick,

Nice head shot. Would have preferred his head to be angled upwards (not your fault!) which would have reduced the shadows around the eyes. Talking of the eyes having them looking at us would have been very hypnotising. The picture appears somewhat soft though the eyes are definitely the sharpest area, might the camera have been fooled by the fine hairs on the birds head I wonder?
Lovely smooth out of focus background and good frame filling composition.


Hello Annick,
Quite a fierce look! Nice compositon and great colors and background. Mke

excellent prise de vue, avec des détails supers, bravo annich pour ce portrait
merci amitiès

hi annick,
what a powerful portrait shot,
look at those eyes,
very well composed shot with good point of view,
well done,
tfs & regards

hi Annick,
nice portrait, weel done

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-11 7:54]

Hi Annick,
Good portrait of an ugly face, the depth of field being shallow only allows the eye area to be in sharp focus.

Hola Annick,
Buen retrato, buena definición con luz bien distribuida, fondo agradable. Un cordial saludo

Hello Annick
Intersting shot,Great eyes,
Perfect composition,Welldone.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-11 11:22]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful close-up shot. Superb colours and sharpness. I like the intense eyes and the grumpy face. Wonderful DOF and POV. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-02-11 12:52]

Hello Annick,
Great shot it is beautifull of uglyness.
Very sharp and detailed portrait.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-02-12 11:35]

Hi Annick,
Very nice capture.
Nice and clear details.
Sharpness,POV and BG are superb.

Salut Annick
Il est très joli ce portrait de cet ému Les détails sont très beaux et il a les yeux très méchants.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

Allo Annick,
What have you done to this guy? It doesn't look happy at all :) I like this portrait a lot, the bird has a great attitude. I wouldn't want to mess with it... I like this centered composition, lightning and details. The color of this BG is beautiful. Nice one :-) Thanks,

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-05-06 5:15]

HI Annick!
What a beautiful porteait of this noble bird,very powerfull front view, great colors and POV, and nice neutral BG,well done!TFS!

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