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Madagascar Crested Ibis

Madagascar Crested Ibis
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-12 8:28
Viewed: 5012
Points: 62
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Another bird from the birdpark in Walsrode, The Madagascar Crested Ibis. NEW for TN.

The Madagascar Ibis (Lophotibis cristata), also known as the Madagascar Crested Ibis, White-winged Ibis or Crested Wood Ibis, is a medium-sized (approximately 50cm long), brown-plumaged ibis. It has bare red orbital skin, yellow bill, red legs, white wings and its head is partially bare with a dense crest of green or gloss blue and white plumes on the nape. The Madagascar Crested Ibis is the only member in the genus Lophotibis.

The Madagascar Ibis is endemic to the woodlands and forests of Madagascar. Its diet consists mainly of insects, spiders, frogs, reptiles, snails and invertebrates. The female usually lays three eggs in platform nest made from twigs and branches.

Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and overhunting in some areas, the Madagascar Crested Ibis is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of threatened Species.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-12 8:33]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful details and color tones in the feathers of the Ibis.Love the way the big bird does stand out in the surrounding.Very well done. TFS.Best regards Siggi

Good evening Peter! We have quite interesting presentation from you today! Impressive Ibis with extraordinary colors. Its a pity that another highly territorial specie like this one is threatened by extinction. Well done for the 1st post on TN of that beauty!
George Veltchev

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-12 8:44]

Dag Peter,

Met een hoge scherpte toont u ons deze vogel, precies of we kunnen hem vast houden.
De veren, kop en bek zijn van hoge kwaliteit.
Pracht foto werk, dit hoeft niet altijd in de wildernis te zijn. Bedankt.

Prettig weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-12 9:14]

Hi Peter,very nice Ibis that i saw in Madagascar many years ago,beautiful colors,light and composition,finally a bird not first time for me...ehhee...thanks for share,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Ciao Peter, wonderful ibis with fantastic colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Fantastic capture with superb details and exceptional colours.
Very nice composition, perfect focus and clarity. Outstanding image.

hallo Peter
mooie opname met veel kleuren en leuke compositie ,lijkt wel een oud baasje zoals hij daar zit in de zon
super shot
groetjes lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-12 9:59]

Hello Peter,
A very fine capture of this rarely seen Ibis. You're lucky to see such species in a bird park. Details and colours are excellent and the composition very pleasing.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Peter,
Lovely shot of this pretty ibis.
TFS and regards,

Hallo Peter,

mooie opnamenvan deze Ibis en alweer uit Duitsland.
Goed laag standpunt en scherpte.
Prachtige kleuren.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-12 11:28]

Hello Peter,
A species that I would never have seen if you hadn't posted this fine capture of a Madagascar Ibis, well captured with fine colours and sharpness. the POv shows most of its features clearly against the OOF dark BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Ciao Peter. Good compo and light's managment. Wonderful colours for the strange bird.


Hello Peter,
Superb capture with vivid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness. Well done!

hallo Peter
nice to see another new species on Tn. Congratulations. Madagascar Crested Ibis is new to me too. it is very beautiful and it has different habitus with different colored plumage and crested head section. you nicely captured it and presented with a nice shot.
thanks for sharing. have a nice weekend

Hi Peter,

Superb presentation of this ibis which i've never seen before. TFS and have anice weekend! Take care of yourself while i absent from TN!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-12 12:36]

Hello Peter,
A very good photo with beautiful colors and details.Great composition.TFS.

hello peter,
a kind of excellent and very nice,
a photo of a very successful.

A very impressive first post of this lovely bird from Madagascar, Peter. The bird is elegance incarnate with a long curvy bill and beautiful colours on its plumage.
The settings in this picture look quite authentic. Is that a zoo or wilderness?
Warm regards.

Hola Peter

Precioso Ibis, con esos colores y ese pico estupendo. Una imagen muy bien tomada. Perfecta composición y buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Beautiful shot, nice sharpmess and feather detail

Hell Peter,
Great pic,of this superb ibis
I have been many times in Madagascar but have never seen it !!
Thanks for sharing this beauty

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-13 5:56]

What a great species and feel sorry that's its a threatened species, well captured. tfs.

Hi peter. I envy your bird that posed so well in high fashion. The capture is perfect under beautiful light and vivid exposure of the plumage. The framing is pleasing to my eyes too. Thanks for sharing and best regards - Jusni

Hello Peter,

Great photo.
Beautiful colours with fantastic details.
Good composition.
I liked the notes.

The Ibis is one I have not seen often and always appreciate another look. This being a full side shot gives me the total picture along with bits and pieces of the environs...well done Peter.

Bonjour Peter,
Très bonne valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-14 0:34]

Hello Peter,
your bird collection is so lovely and outstanding in its sharpness and details. Each and everyone of them is so special. I like this unique one that I have never seen or eeven think of it before. Excellent presentation and a real big thanks for sharing the shot.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-14 22:25]

Dear Peter

Many thanks for this beautiful picture in your usual quality. The bird's pose is superb and the picture highlights the beautiful colours of the feathers at best. I also read the notes with great interest.

Kind regards


Hallo Peter
This is a great shot. The colours of this Ibis is so vivid and displays so beautifully, and that is not only the feathers but the facial features too. Very sharp details and lovely composition. I very much like the metallic green on the bird's head. Very well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Peter

excellent photo of the Madagascar Crested Ibis,
very fine POV and the framing with leaving a good
free space in-front, excellent focus sharpness
and details, i love the way the background
it is blurred with showing details, TFS


Hallo Peter,
a beautiful portrait of the Madagascar Ibis, a bird with fantastic colours, good sharpness and splendid light, well composed
Best regards

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