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Happy new year!

Happy new year!
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4,0-5,6 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 2:33
Viewed: 1841
Points: 40
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Grey Crowned Crane
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The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. They can also be found in marshes, cultivated lands and grassy flatlands near rivers and lakes in eastern from the Uganda and Kenya, south to South Africa. This animal does not migrate. There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps (Crested Crane) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum (South African Crowned Crane), which breeds from Angola south to South Africa. This species and the closely related Black Crowned Crane are the only cranes that can roost in trees, because of a long hind toe that can grasp branches. This habit, amongst other things, is a reason why the relatively small Balearica cranes are believed to closely resemble the ancestral members of the Gruidae. (The picture was taken at a zoo in Ostrava)

Best wishes for the New Year 2014!!!
Regards Jiri.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
這個角度很棒 照的非常的出色
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Jiri,
Beautiful capture.Details on body is really excellent.I like its hair style before New Year.Good light and POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards And Wish You Happy New Year,

LOVE this and so perfect! His own little fireworks atop his head!
Best wishes to you too Jiri!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-31 4:11]

Hello Jiri,
Thanks for your wishes and this radiant picture. Lovely portrait of the Grey Crowned Crane, amazing how its "crown" is glittering in the sun.
Perfect sharpness and composition as usual.
To you too a very happy 2014!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-31 5:30]

Hello Jiri,
Very beautiful photo of this crane with its crown in full light. Fantastic sharpness and details. Beautiful background.
Happy New Year in Prosperity and Health,

Ciao Jiri, great portrait of fantastic bird, beautiful lught, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio

Hello Jiri
Wonderful image of this Grey Crowned Crane.
Against light make this picture very special and beautifu.
Superb sharpness and colour.
Best wishes.

An extremely attractive portrait of this beautiful Crane, Jiri.
That very interesting 'crown' looks truly fascinating on its head.
Wishing you and your family a very successful and joyous new year 2014!

Hello Jiri,
Amazing focus and clarity. Very nice details and contrast withe the light in the background. It is an artistic capture.....

Hello Jiri

Happy New Year also for you and your family,
by choosing this POV with the backlight effect you
did an wonderful photo with this Crane's gracious pose, TFS


Hello Jiri,
Amazing capture,wonderful light,great detail,clarity and colours.
Wish you and Your Family A Happy New YEAR 2014.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-31 6:51]

Hello Jiri,
beautiful picture crane,nice photo,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!,regards..

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-31 7:28]

Thanks and the same to you...
Excellent lighting for this portrait..beauty. tfs.

hallo Jiri
great sharpness and very good light on the head
the colours are beautiful to

thanks greeting lou

a Happy new year to you and your Family

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-31 7:41]

Hi Jiri,
Very beautiful photo ..
I like the composition and POV.
Happy New Year,

Great portrait Jiri! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!
Happy New Year!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-31 17:17]

Hi Jiri,fantastic backlight on the crest to take the best details as possible,a great way to end this year whit this natural firework..ehehe...great idea and top class pic,i like it! I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Jiri
Great shot of the crane in a nicely presented composition. I really like the tight crop too as the detail is seen beautifully this way. I love the punk style hairdo. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-01-01 9:46]

Hi Jiri.
May be one of the most impressive pictures of the species. Fantastic use of backlight, simply great framing of the bird, stunning shadows and sharpness of the model. Great job. TFS and have a Happy New year.

Just perfect MF Jiri. Greeat close up. Top quality. Happy new year.


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