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Crested Cariama

Crested Cariama
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 70-200f2.8L IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gruiformes (Turnalar, Crane-like) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 4:02
Viewed: 3093
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Seriemas are a small and ancient family of tropical South American birds, belonging to the family Cariamidae, that are related to the rails and bustards.

They are terrestrial birds which run rather than fly (though they are able to fly for short distances.) They have long legs, necks, and tails, but only short wings, reflecting their way of life. They are brownish birds with short bills and erectile crests, found on fairly dry open grasslands.

They feed on insects, snakes and lizards. There are two species.

* Red-legged Seriema, or Crested Cariama, Cariama cristata. This is found from eastern Brazil, to central Argentina. It nests on the ground, laying two eggs.
* Black-legged Seriema, Chunga burmeisteri. This is found in northwest Argentina and Paraguay. It nests in a tree, laying two eggs.

Photographed in Artis, Amsterdam here

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Shooting Date/Time
16/06/2007 9:28:46
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Aperture-Priority AE
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Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
98.0 - 280.0mm
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-17 4:10]

Hi Annick,
Splendid portrait of the Crested Cariama. Superb lighting, immaculate sharpness and nice colour tones. Excellent POV to capture this calm and composed pose. I like its majestic crest. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hey Annick,
This is a good portrait and I like the different brown tones of the feathers and the BG. Good sharp image and POV,

Dear Annick!
What an Iroquois-bird! Lovely head-dress! Moreover it even has red "warm colours" ;>
What I can say more? Picture - as always - is very good. I have a lot of fun and pleasure when I am looking at your photos. And in your notes there is always something interesting :)
Thank you for the next lesson!
Best withes,

Hi Annick,
Lovely portrait of the beautiful bird. Very good details and color. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick,
Another good photo. This is not a bird I have seen before so it is nice to see the head in such detail.

hi annick,
excellent portrait shot, liked the composition, colours, contrast & sharpness very much,
tfs & regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-17 8:05]

Hi Annick

Wonderful feathers! nicely composed and pin sharp as ever. Lovely colours as well



Hi Annick,
Another superb portrait from you!
Very well done!
TFS and regards,

Fabulous hair-do! Great color, great light, great composition. You not only captured the beauty but allowed a bit of whimsy to enter into the mood. I love that.

Hi annick ,

A lovely potrait with perfect sharpness and pov , frankly can count the number of strings on this guys head.Lovely pic.



Hello Annick
Fantastic portrait of this Crested Cariama,
Great focusing,compostion and sharpness,
Fantastic colors and framing,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-17 9:59]

Hola Annick,
excelente retrato,
precioso y originales detalles...
bonito trabajo,

Nice picture from ARTIS! I like the colors and the sharpness in this image. only if i had know that you would be there then i would have reached ARTIS in few minutes :-).

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-17 13:32]
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Hi Annick.
I like this shot so much. Lighting is great: strong and expressive as well as the vivid colours and perfect sharpness. It is funny a bit, shot looks like taken with flash (especially BG) in spite of I know that you do not like and do not use the flash. Sun was a perfect flash for you. Bravo and TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-17 22:42]

Hello Annick

A beautiful portrait of this lovely bird.the colours are well saturated and the orange beak really is outstanding.Very good focus and sharp details.The eye contact is very good.TFS


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-18 2:25]

That is one interesting-looking bird, Annick.
The details are fantastic, especially on that tuft of feathers on top of the beak.
What looong eyelashes!
That red-orange beak really stands out.
TFS. : )

What a gorgeous animal. Superb clarity and detail! A precious portrait!

Magnifique gros plan, beaucoup de détails et de netteté.

Hi Annick,
It's a pity that some feathers hiding place the eye, but this remains a very beautiful portrait.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-19 6:43]

Hi Annick,
a fabulous portrait of this bird.
Not only did you capture wonderful detail, you also captured this birds expression, and it seems to have a lot of attitude ;-).
POV, colors and lighting is wonderful.
Very well composed and presented.

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