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pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-09 2:22
Viewed: 953
Points: 14
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The pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large black and white wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. They breed in temperate Europe and western and Central Asia. It is a migratory species and most winter in Africa or southern Asia. Some remain to winter in the mildest parts of their range, for example in southern Spain and southern England.

This species gets its English and scientific names from the Venetian name avosetta. It appeared first in Aldrovandi's Ornithologia (1603). While the name may refer to black and white outfits once worn by European advocates or lawyers, the actual etymology is unknown.Other common names include black-capped avocet, Eurasian avocet or just avocet.(Wikipedia)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-09 7:06]

Hello Sigi,
Very nice photo of this Pied Avocet in good sharpness and natural colours. Taken from an excellent low POV.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-09 10:51]

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful photo of this interesting bird. Very good composition and sharpness
details with amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

fantastic pose and sharpness, TFS Ori

Hello Siggi
wonderful shot, this avocet is very well captured, the white plumage is perfect, the water is a baeutiful BG
Have a good night

Fantastic picture Siegfried.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful Avocet! Excellent exposure n its white plumage. Nice composition with splendid sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-10 8:26]

Hi Siggi,very nice perspective showing us this avocet in the water looking for something to eat....the quality is great despite the distance,i like the great sharpness and the perfect white so well exposed.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-10 17:32]

Hello Siggi,
I love the unique curved bills of these lovely shore birds. The contrasting black and white colors in it' plumage is stunning to say the least. I love the overall composition in the rippled water which adds just enough action to keep it interesting. Sharply focused and displaying very good exposure.

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