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Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb
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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 8:06
Viewed: 2803
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States south through most of the New World tropics.
It occurs in marshy wetlands and pools near the coast. It also occurs on mowed grass and has become common in some city parks. It builds a stick nest in trees, bushes, or over water, and 2 to 5 eggs are typically laid. White ibises are monogomous and colonial, usually nesting in mixed colonies with other wading species.
This ibis feeds by probing with its long, downcurved beak. Its diet consists of various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as insects.
Adults are 65 cm long with a 95 cm wingspan. They have all-white plumage except for black wingtips (visible in flight) and reddish bills and legs. The red bill blends into the face of breeding birds; non-breeding birds show a pink to red face. Juveniles are largely brown with duller bare parts; they are distinguished from the Glossy and White-faced Ibises by white underparts and rumps.
Like the other species of ibis, the White Ibis flies with neck and legs outstreched, often in long, loose lines.
The song of the male is an advertising hunk-hunk-hunk-hunk. The female squeals. When feeding, the birds often give a soft, grunting croo, croo, croo as they forage.
This bird hybridizes with the Scarlet Ibis, and they are sometimes considered conspecific.
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Threskiornithidae

Genus: Eudocimus

Species: E. albus
Source wiquipedia

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Excellent work Lawhill.
Sharpness and exposure are tops with even wonderful details in the whites.
Lovely pose of the bird and the color contrast between the reds in bill and legs and the lighter color tones of the feathers and BG are beautiful.
I personally am not that fond with the red stripe in the frame. It leads the eye of the main subject imho, but thats just my opinion ofcourse :)
Best regards and have a nice weekend, Harry

First of all the fram is brilliant - - - using the very colors found in the photo was great. (of course it's all opinion, isn't it? ha ha)
You did an excellent job capturing detail in the white feathers. White and black are so hard to photograph.
And the composition - the posture of the bird and the look are wonderful.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-01 11:00]

Hello Lawhill,
You've caught this WHite Ibis in a very nice pose. Excellent sharp details of the white plumage and good colours. Very fine composition!
TFS and regards, Ulla

You certainly have some beautiful wildlife down there. A perfectly focused and centered shot of a bird which I don't believe I have ever seen. It does look as though it is posing eh?

Pacific NW Wilderness

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-01 11:22]

Hi Lawhill,

Wow! The pose is magnificent showing off the beak and eye better than I have ever seen before. The white plummage is perfect. Fantastic colors, textures, details, and a beautiful setting.


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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-06-01 11:45]

Hello Lawhill,
Superb shot. Good sharpness and details. You have manged to capture the details of the white feathers very beautifully. Nice pose of the bird. I agree with Harry that red in the frame is a bit distracting, but apart from that it is a beautiful composition.Thankk you for sharing it.

Hello Lawhill , very wll exposured and detailed whites , good comp. TFS.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-01 14:06]

Hi Lawhill,
Awesome shot of the white ibis. Nice natural colours and soft lighting to give a good tone to the shot. Immaculate sharpness and fine focus. I like your POV wherein you have captured a marvellous pose. Very precise DOF and a special BG. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Quelle belle prise, impressionant ce plumage si détaillé et tout blanc.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-01 21:17]

Hola Lawhill.- Exelente y fina foto. Gran nitidez y muy buen manejo de la iluminacion. Bello fondo. Luis52.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-01 22:42]

Hello Lawhill

A very good close up of this ibis.The details in the plumage are very good,with excellent eye contact.The colours are well saturated.TFS


Superb shot. Nice detail in the pluamge. Excellent exposure in the white plumage.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-04 17:35]

Hi Lawhill,
The pose you caught is very nice. Good POV, focus and composition. Excellent exposure handling of the white plumage. TFS

Hello Lawhill,
Great photo quality & well composed. Very good pose & POV.
Sharp & detailed with perfect exposure, color, and DOF.

Hello Lawhill,
Sharpness, colour and details are spot on!
very nice frame too!
great work

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