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Glossy Ibis


Glossy Ibis
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Copyright: Vinny Blood (Vinster) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 IS USM, CF Sandisk III 4GB
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-02 12:24
Viewed: 3207
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A rare visitor to the UK, this Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) became separated from a flock of twenty that flew into the country recently. Despite being a truly wild specimen, this individual seems remarkably tolerant of humans. At one point it was within 6 metres of me, and I could hear it feeding as it dug its bill into the muddy ground. Not even a group of 10 people jogging past disturbed it!

It was a real delight for me to see this species in the UK for the first time, and this shot of it preening in the sunshine was the icing on the cake :)

Kind Regards

Vinny www.vincentblood.com

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-02 12:48]

Hello Vinny,
Nice to see a post from you again and what a surprise to see a Glossy Ibis from the UK!! You managed to get a really great capture of it preening itself and showing off its glossy plumage in the beautiful light. Excellent sharpness, lovely colours and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-02 21:32]

Hello Vinny
Superb capture of Glossy Ibis. Excellent details and wonderful composition
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Brilliant Glossy Ibis

We had one here in the NE last year for a few months - first one in 20 years

Brilliant bird and a very nicely taken image from you.

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