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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 500mm f/4.5 APO HSM, (digital)
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 4:10
Viewed: 2957
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Crake
(Porzana parva)
Italian name: Schiribilla

Crakes, especially juveniles, have previously been very difficult to identify but it is now recognised that the excessively long wings of a Little Crake will separate it from all the other European species. The tail is also longer making the whole bird appear slimmer, more stretched-out. Other useful features are the green legs, the red base to the bill of adult birds and the white face and throat of females and juveniles. Look out too for the broad pale creamy stripe along the inner edge of each set of tertials as this is much more obvious than on other crakes.
Summer and passage visitor to wetland sites, especially phragmites reedbed.
(from: www.birdguides.com)

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la schiribilla! non l'ho mai vista.
in quale parte di vallevecchia sei?

ps: nell'email del club mi è arrivato questo link. dovrebbe essere un nuovo sito per i nikosisti. http://www.nci-news.135.it/
ciao Mario

Ciao Andrea
in effetti sono tornato,anche se non ancora tutto sistemato.
Complimenti per la foto.
Per quanto riguarda le upupe,conosco vari siti di riproduzione ma nessun nido certissimo.Questa primavera è un pò difficile dedicarsi :-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-09 6:19]

Hello Andrea,
A very good capture.
Good composition,great colours and nice detail.
Some noise in visible on the background which a run through a program such as Neatimage should cure.
Other than that,a nice shot.


Have a nice weekend.

Hello Andrea,
Nice capture of this little crake. Good composition, and pov. I like the water that ripple through the legs of this little crake. It creates dimension, more lively picture. TFS

Hi Andrea,
You have managed the strong sunlight well. Good exposure has given beautiful colors and sharp detail. A new one for me. Thanks.

Hi Andrea,
Beautiful bird and well done on the exposure!
I like your composition a lot, and the colours are just great!
Nice textures and the feather coat look very fine...
Pablo -

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-06-09 12:24]

Hi Andrea, nice shot of this crake. Good lighting has given this shot a bit of atmosphere. Good colours and details and POV. Well done and TFS.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-06-09 12:32]

Ciao Andrea, bella la foto.... questo uccello non l'ho mai visto.. complimenti!

Per quanto riguarda la nitticora, l'ho ripresa all'Oasi di Gaggio, sono iscritto alla Lipu di Venezia( sono stato fortunato... si è venuta a posare su un ramo vicino al capanno)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-09 12:55]

Hi Andrea,
I like hear the uniform color in the bird and the BG. A very well composed shot with the moving water where the bird is and the upper side with water in calm. Lovely portrait!
TFS, José M.

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  • omer Silver Star Critiquer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 4] (185)
  • [2006-06-09 13:59]

Hello Andrea
The colors of the crake suits well with the color of the enviroment.A well focused picture with nice ligt effects.

Hello Andrea, Excllent details, BG, POV, DOF, perfect JOb, TFS Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-09 20:03]

Hello Andrea,
what a interesting bird, the colors and details are wonderful. POV, colors and sharpness are great. Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-10 11:30]

Andrea bonjour, very great shot with splendid colors and details.I like this BG too. Very good job, Didier.

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-06-11 6:27]

SUPER great shot, very crisp colours, sharpness in top.

Wow - good job!


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-06-11 17:52]

Bravo pour cette belle capture,l'oiseau est superbe et l'éclairage offre un bel ambiance.
Merci Andrea.

Very cute bird, Andrea.
Well composed image with great POV and colours.
I am a little mystified with the surface it is moving on, though.
Awefully sorry for returning late to give you points.

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