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Burhinus oedicnemus 3

Burhinus oedicnemus 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 9:21
Viewed: 2134
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Burhinus oedicnemus (Linnaeus 1758).
Stone Curlew, Eurasian Stone-curlew, Eurasian Thick-knee.

Burhinus oedicnemus is a medium-sized wader of the Burhinidae (stone-curlew) family. It has a strong yellow and black beak, very characteristic large yellow eyes and cryptic plumage (sandy, brown, black and white). It is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings.
It is a species of Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia. It is a summer migrant in the more temperate European and Asian parts of its range, wintering in Africa.
Despite being classed as a wader, this species prefers dry open habitats with some bare ground. It is largely nocturnal but daytime activity is not unusual. Food consists of insects and other small invertebrates. It will also take small reptiles and rodents. It lays 2-3 eggs in a narrow scrape in the ground.

In Cyprus Burhinus oedicnemus is a rare resident and a rare passage migrant.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Interesting species.Natural scene with good light on subject.Nice sharpness and colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely couple in a beautiful anmbientation, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-10-06 10:34]

Ho Ho, dear Christodoulos
where is your square format? ;-)
great pair

hallo Christodoulos
super good moment to tahe this picture
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-06 12:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a splendid colours in this photo. The yellow eyes match very beautiful with the yellow flowers. Superb camouflage too. Really eye catching. Great sharpness, details and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-06 12:46]

Hello Christodoulos
very impressive shot of this Curlews.The POV is interesting,and you have good eye contact.The plumage shows very well.Good colour saturation.Well composed in the frame.TFS.Regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-06 15:26]

Hi Chris,a spectacular capture despite the difficult location,the best DOF for the best details on the 2 birds,the eyes are really incredibles,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Very nice picture f this Eurasian Thick-knee within its natural habitat.
perfect sharpness with good color.
best wshes,

suspicious look, great habitat, greetings Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-10-07 0:34]

Good to see this stone curlew pair..fine details and colors. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-07 4:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
A very funny and vivid scene. A shot which tells a story, the kind of pictures I like a lot. Very fine colours, nice to see the yellow of the bird-eyes and the same colour of the flowers, perfectly matching with the grey surroundings.
Well done!

Hello Christodoulos,
What a nice image with outstanding clarity and details,lovely camouflaged.TFS.

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent composition of the two birds with very good detail. Interesting to see these rare birds.
regards yiannis

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-10-07 10:12]

Giasou Christodoulos,
Exceptionally beautiful composition ..
Beautiful photo in good sharpness, well composed and natural colours.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-07 10:54]

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful birds,nice composition excellent sharpness details
in amazing colors and perfect focus on the eye.
Regards Jiri.

WOW aren't they an interesting species! We have one with shorter legs and red eyes; as juveniles; the night heron, they remind me of them!! So exquisite and their eyes; EXTREME and love how they blend in with the yellow flowers! This capture is exquisite perfect detail and essence of Trek!

Hello! A great photo, with perfect focus, exposure, framing! Heheh, I like their priceless expression, as if they're saying "Is that human still there? What is he doing?" Tfs!

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-18 15:17]

¡Master of the Masters!
La impresionante simetría de colores del plumaje de estas aves y el entorno es apabullante. El alucinante amarillo de los ojos de estos Burhinus oedicnemus y el amarillo de las florecillas, los pardos de sus plumajes y la gama de pardos de los arbustos y el suelo. ¡Una fotografía a dos (2) colores! Extrañas aves, extraño entorno, parecería estar viendo una escena de la vida en otro planeta...

Eres un gran referente, Mr. Makris.

Desde Argentina,
un gran abrazo. (Hernán)

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent photo of these Eurasian Stone-curlews, fine POV at their level,
fine DOF, beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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