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Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-11 12:49
Viewed: 2152
Points: 18
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The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a widely distibuted very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae).
Adults are 33-36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges. In the populations that have the top of the head normally white at least in winter, females tend to have less black on head and neck all year round, while males often have much black, particularly in summer. This difference is not clear-cut however, and males usually get all-white heads in winter.
Immature birds are grey instead of black and have a markedly sandy hue on the wings, with light feather fringes appearing as a whitish line in flight.

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Ciao Razvan. Great pic here. Stunning details and very good colours/light for the bird. Against the magnificent 3D BG.


GREAT CAPTURE! :0) LOVE those pink stockings! Really, she is adorable and the water such a deep rippling blue. It still looks as if its moving!

Hello Razvan
Nice ooint of view and compozition.Great lighting and timing vonderful species.
Best regards

Nicely captured against the blue background. Excellent detail, good pose. regards yiannis

excellent image. good background. tfs.

Salut Razvan,
Captare minunata,reflexie frumoasa pe valuri.Este cu siguranta o compozitie reusita cu un contrast bun si culori foarte frumoase.
Numai bine, Valerian.

Hello Razvan
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, and good sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

Bonjour Razvan,
Le cadrage me parait un peu trop large mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Salut Razvan,
Frumoasa captura. Deosebit de gratioase aceste pasari au cam lipsit din zona mea in vara care a trecut.
Cred ca seceta a avut un rol important, mai toate baltile fiind secate.
Detaliile sunt foarte bune si culorile la fel. Pozitia pasarii este perfecta....

beautiful capture for a beautiful bird,

ciao, tino

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