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Glossy ibis

Glossy ibis
Photo Information
Copyright: Okan Bilge (Okan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/140 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bird of Gediz Delta, Ibis (family Threskiornithidae), Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-18 5:59
Viewed: 3343
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was an unlucy day about bad light condition but the sun shows his face only for five minutes. How lucky that this ibis was only 6 meters away from me as the sun shines.
Digiscoped via leica apo-televid x20. B/c and USM made on PS.

Glossy Ibis are the size of small herons but are easily identified by their all-dark plumage, long, down-curved, curlew-like bills and a neck which is held outstretched in flight and is so slender it looks distinctly fragile. At close range you can see the iridescent green, maroon and brown sheen which gives the bird its name. They are sociable birds, often feeding in small parties or flying over in a trailing line or in 'V' formation.
Breeds and winters in shallow freshwater lakes and marshes.
Scarce in western Europe, although it is regularly seen on the Camargue (France) and at most of the significant coastal wetlands in Spain but much more numerous in eastern Europe. Unmissable on the Danube Delta (Romania). Other good spots include lakes Kerkini and Mitrikou (Greece) and lakes such as Civril and Apolyont as well as the Gulluk and Efes Marshes in Turkey.

(from birdgiuides.com)

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Very nice capture Okan, especially as it is Digiscoped. Nice POV allowing us to see it well, TFS

Very good shot!
Details,composition,DOF and sharpness are wonderful!
Tebrikler,biz burada martıdan başka kuş bulamıyoruz.
Elinize sağlık!

Okan yine harikalar yaratmışsın.Tebrikler..

Great shot Okan!
The POV and colours are perfect. The composition is very good.
I think it could also look good if you cut the lower part of the photo - the birds leg don't have to be seen.
Anyway, the shot is great and I like it very much.
Well done!

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-18 16:43]

You did get lucky with the light. It's very pretty. Very nice colours. Like the angle of the beak. I agree that you could have cropped the leg out.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-19 0:28]

The colors on this ibis are gorgeous. Great capture despite the poor lighting conditions. Details are sharp, and the composition is very good. Well done.

  • Great 
  • capaci Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 55 N: 150] (1300)
  • [2005-04-19 6:59]
  • [2]

excellent capture, well done.

Nice shot Okan.
You manage the digiscoping very well. Little tight cropped.
Good details and colours.
Well done.

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