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Cream coloured courser

Cream coloured courser
Photo Information
Copyright: Seyed Babak Musavi (babak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-12
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites, Vanderschelden's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 0:47
Viewed: 3894
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have taken this shot in Shiahmad protected area in NE of Iran I hope like it but about this species
The Cream-coloured Courser, Cursorius cursor, is a wader in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae.

Although classed as waders, these are birds of dry open country, preferably semi-desert, where they typically hunt their insect prey by running on the ground.

These coursers are found in Canary Islands, north Africa and southwest Asia. Their two eggs are laid in a ground scrape. They are partially migratory, with northern and northwestern birds wintering in India, Arabia and across the southern edge of the Sahara.

They are rare north of the breeding range, but this species has occurred as far away as Finland, Ireland and Great Britain.

These birds have long legs and long wings. They have slightly downcurved bills. The body plumage is sandy in colour, fading to whitish on the lower belly. The upperwing primary feathers and the underwings are black. The crown and nape are grey, and there is a black eyestripe and white supercilium.

In flight this species resembles a pratincole, with its relaxed wingbeats, pointed wings and dark underwings.

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-20 1:27]

Hi Seyed,
This is a beautiful image , lovely background,very good exposure,love the details. Though i would prefer to see more space on the left of the bird. Otherwise fabulous.
Badruddin Ali

great portrait, TFS Ori

Hi Seyed

outstanding shot. The quality is wonderful. Love the low POV and the timing is spot on! Love the colours and the wee catchlight in the eye. Congrats! :-)

Salam Babak jan,
excellent iamge with great details and sharpness.
nice BG.
excellent work.
thanks my friend

Magnifique oiseau original.
Bonne journée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-20 3:51]
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Hello Seyed,
This is a superb capture of the cream-coloured Courser, I bird that I would love to photograph myself. This is sharp and with exactly the right BG adn with excellent lighting.
I 've just read your profile and note that you have taken shots of 200 species in Iran, your goal being over 500. In Sweden we have over 450 recorded species. I have taken shots of 208 species with varying quality and my goal is 300.
Thanks for sharing, regards, Ivan

Salam Seyed,
Excellent shot, very neat, great sharpness, nice colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Ben Lakitan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-20 3:59]

Hello Seyed,
Wonderful capture of this cute bird.I liked POV,clear details,simple BG,catchlight in eyes,framing and composition a lot.

Congrats, Seyed.
Very good image; everything is just there. It has something more than a good image.
No further words...

Excellent shot Seyed, I haven't seen this species before.
Great sharpness and well composed, great POV.
Well done

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-02-20 8:49]

Hi Seyed,
what a great capture of this courser. I've seen it a couple of times and I think it's beautiful birds. Nice low POV and the bird well exposed.

Hello Seyed,

This is an outstanding and technically perfect picture of a cute bird! I love the soft color tones both in the subject and in the background! On the artistic side, I would have opted for a slightly different composition. Actually, I would only have added some more space in front of the bird, just enough to have it look into the picture and definitely not placing the subject in the middle of the frame by doing so. Right now there is too much space behind the bird. The lovely, OOF background is just perfect for such a stunning shot. It makes the subject stand out and compliments your shot!
Technically you nailed the shot properly! Exposure and light was handled with great skills! Look at all those details in the shadows! They are perfect! Even the white spot on the bird's head preserved its details. There are no over- or underexposed areas in your picture! The details in the plumage and in the legs also look perfect thanks to a precise focus and great camera work. They are sharp and well exposed! Add the great catchlights in the courser's eye and you have a superb image! Very well done! Congratulations for this one and TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

Great capture, Seyed.
The posture of the bird is beautiful.
A fine composition against a fabulous background.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-02-20 20:51]

Superbe spécimen,bravo et merci.

hi seyed!
what a beautiful bird!
sharp in very nice lightning
and with good pov and dof
very well done!

Excellent shot, great sharpness and nice colors.
Thanks for sharing.

bonjour Seyed

j'adore ce regard de cet oiseau, je le trouve drôle et adorable,
la composition, la netteté du sujet, les belles couleurs
du sujetet de son arrière-plan sont superbe

juste une chose, je le trouve un peu trop centré,
j'aurais donné moins un petit peu d'espace à l'arrière
et un petit peu plus d'espace à l'avant



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