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Himantopus himantopus


Himantopus himantopus
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus OM D EM1, Zuiko 50-200mm - 1:2.8-3.5
Exposure: f/11, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-10-04 23:27
Viewed: 1118
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Black-winged stilt

Himantopus himantopus ((Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific classification

• Kingdom : Animalia
• Phylum : Chordata
• Sub-phylum : Vertebrata
• Class : Aves
• Sub-class : Neornithes
• Order : Charadriiformes
• Family : Recurvirostridae
• Sub-family :
• Genus : Himantopus

Phylogenetic classification

• Biota / Eucaryotes / ……… / Métazoaires / ……….. / Bilatériens / Deuterostomiens / ………….. / Chordés / ………….. / ………….. / Vertébrés / …………… / …………… / Sarcoptérigyens / …………… / …………… / Amniotes / Sauropsides / ……………. / Archosauriens / Aves / …………… / …………… / Coronaves / Terrestrrornithes / Charadriiformes / Laridae / Chroicocephalus

Brief description of the bird

This bird, very common, is among land birds at general meaning: strict land birds and coastal birds. It is not part of the group of sea birds (the natatores). The plumage is black and white. The wings and neck are black. The lower part of the bird as well as the front of the neck are white. Frequently, the top of the head is black. Note the frequent presence of a small tuft of feathers ruffled on the top of the skull, as can be seen on the picture. The face is white and carries a long thin and straight beak (sometimes slightly curved) in black. Slightly marked sexual dimorphism, mostly male more bold colors. The legs are usually dark red color to pink. They are very long.

Ecology and biology

The bird is subservient to the coastal lagoons, swamps and flooded fields (rice), as well in fresh water as in brackish water. Any point of standing water near the coast suits him. The Black-winged stilt feeds in shallow water and on the surface in most cases, as can be seen on the presented cliché. Aquatic insects, worms, larvae and various small aquatic invertebrates make up its diet.

Extension area

The black-winged stilt can be observed around the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. In France, his favourite area is the Camargue and the Languedoc. Occasionally, it can occur on coastal Atlantic and English Channel. Sometimes present in the Dombes (in the interior). IUCN conservation status is "least concern". In the cold period in Europe, the bird migrates south, tropical Africa.

Sources
• Links

o http://www.oiseaux.net/oiseaux/echasse.blanche.html
o http://www.attiredailes.be/pdf/ornitho/ornitho_initition-identification.pdf
o http://www.tourduvalat.org/sites/default/files
o http://www.parcornithologique.com/
o http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/dossier-descr-oiseau-plumage.html (un très beau site avec des dossiers précis : ici, la morphologie du plumage des oiseaux – à voir)
o http://tolweb.org/Recurvirostridae/26347 (classification phylogénétique des oiseaux des oiseaux)
o http://www.evolution-biologique.org/biodiversite/arbre-de-la-vie.html
o http://palaeos.com/ (l’histoire de la terre)

• Further readings

o Guide ornitho – Lars Svenson / Killian Mullarney et Dan Zetterström – Éditions Delachaux et Niestlé
o Les oiseaux de France – Jean-Claude Chantelat – Solar édition
o Les oiseaux de Méditerranée – Paul Sterry – Edisud/La Compagnie des Éditions de la Lesse
o La Garrigue grandeur nature – Jean-Marie Renault – Les Création du Pélican / Vilo
o Précis de Sciences Biologiques - Zoologie / Vertébrés – P.P.Grassé et Ch.Devillers – Masson et Compagnie
o Classification phylogénétique du vivant – G.Lecointre et H.Le Guyader – Tomes 1 et 2 – Belin éditeur
o L’Encyclopédie des animaux – Jenni Bruce, Kareen MacGhee, Luba Vangelova, Richard Vogt – University of California Press (Très bon guide illustré).

The photography

• Date of shooting 08/07/2014 10:44:32

• Equipment

o Camera OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Modèle E-M1
o Objectif ZUIKO MinFocalLength 50 MaxFocalLength 200 Aperture 1: 2,8 - 3,5

• Picture specifications

o ImageWidth 4640
o ImageLength 3472
o BitsPerSample 16
o Compression 1
o Orientation 1
o Samples Per Pixel 1

• Shooting conditions

o Source of light Sahde
o Metering mode Center weighted average
o Picture mode Vivid
o Exposure mode Speed priority
o Exposure bias 1.0EV
o Focus mode Manual
o Focus process AF not used
o Exposure Time 1/1600
o ISO Speed Ratings 1000
o Focal Length 200
o Aperture f/10.9
o White Balance Temp Manual - 7500°K (Fine weather with shade)
o Noise Reduction 0
o Shading Compensation 0
o Contrast 0
o Saturation 2
o Sharpness 2

Post treatment

• Processing of the raw Olympus (orf) par DxO OpticsPro 11

• Light

o Exposure Compensation 0
o DxO smart lighting uniform – light – intensity 25
o Selective Tonality 0 – 0 - 0 – 0
o DxO clear view intensity 25
o Micro contrast 40 (0 – 40 – 0 / 0 – 0 – 0)
o Curve tonality none / gamma 1.00
o Vignetting Auto, detected lens oriented – Intensity 100 – Preservation 50

• Colour

o White balance Temperature 5200 K – Hue 0
o Colour accentuation vibrance 25 saturation 0
o Colour rendering Camera detected - 100 – Protection of the saturated colours - 50
o TSL All channels – 0 – 0 – 0

• Details

o Noise reduction prime luminance 50 – chrominance 50 – Low frequencies 50 – Dead Pixels 25
o Lens sharpness 0 – 50 – 50
o Chromatic aberration Auto – Lateral – Intensity 100 – Size 6 – Flare OK
o Sharpness Intensity 100 – Radius 2.00 – level 3 – Side 0

• Framing

o Horizon 4.22°
o Reframing Manuel, free – Size ratio 4/3

Publication

• Processing of the .tiff file created in corel paintshop pro
• Improvement of the contrast (sizing according Treaknature policy (max 800x800 – 300K)
• Framing of the picture
• Jpg conversion – compression mode normal - intensity 12

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  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-10-05 3:51]

Hello Philippe,
The lighting was not the best, but you met the challenge quite nicely and produced a fine shot. Sharply focused giving us a great look at its unique body features and markings. I love the complete look of intensity ias it focuses on its next meal.
Ron

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-10-05 11:47]

Salut Philippe,une capture de haute qualite',le mieux dans ce terrible contre jour,sand doutes une exposition gagnante et des details impressionants,la pose aussi est elegante,merci encore pour tes notes interessantes! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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