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Spoonbill


Spoonbill
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Copyright: Gokhan CORAL (armadillo) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 53] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon 400 mm F 5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-09 1:05
Viewed: 3275
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Platalea leucorodia is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae, breeding in southern Eurasia from Spain to Japan, and also in North Africa. Most birds migrate to the tropics in winter, with European breeders mainly going to Africa, but a few remaining in mild winter areas of western Europe north to the United Kingdom.This species is almost unmistakable in most of its range. The breeding bird is all white except for its dark legs, black bill with a yellow tip, and a yellow breast patch like a pelican. It has a crest in the breeding season. Non-breeders lack the crest and breast patch, and immature birds have a pale bill and black tips to the primary flight feathers. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched.

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great timely capture of that bird. great job.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2009-09-09 5:44]

Hi Gokhan,
Perfect capture of flying bird. Nice colours with goods detail.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Gokhan,
Wonderful capture, sharp detais, natural colours and a very good composition.
Marius.

amazing capture, TFS Ori

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