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Juvenile American Avocet


Juvenile American Avocet
Photo Information
Copyright: Binh Nguyen (Howler-Cat) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 54] (256)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 6:58
Viewed: 4139
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This avocet has long, thin, gray legs, giving it its colloquial name, "blue shanks". The plumage is black and white on the back with white on the underbelly. The neck and head are cinnamon colored in the summer and gray in the winter. The long, thin bill is upturned at the end. The adult is about 45 cm (18 inches) tall.

The breeding habitat is marshes, beaches, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. The American Avocet nests on open ground, often in small groups, sometimes with other waders. A pair will rear one brood per season, with both male and female providing parental care for the young.

This species is migratory, and mostly winters on the southern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico and the United States.


Winter plumageThe American Avocet forages in shallow water or on mud flats, often sweeping its bill from side to side in water as it seeks its crustacean and insect prey.

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Hi Binh,
superb picture, nice colours, very sharp and very nice subject.
thanks
Pierre

Hi Binh, amazing photo, plenty of detail and life.

Javier

Binh,

Incredible work! I love the pose, excellent details and colors of the background. This is a wonderful shot - not much here to critique except add to my favorites list. TFS!

Best Regards,

Martin

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-01 10:53]

Hello Binh
What a great shot of This Avocet,
Perfect compo and sharpness,Great POV,
Excellent shot.
Regards
Siggi

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-07-01 12:01]

Hello Binh,
I love the shot you made of this Avocet, very sharp and fully detailed.
Greetings
Viv

great chick, TFS Ori

interesting layers in BG and attractive light, good use of Dof
regards
jo

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