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American Avocet

American Avocet
Photo Information
Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-29 14:46
Viewed: 2901
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A different picture from the American Avocets that I watched at the Gilbert Water Ranch


With its elegant profile and striking coloration, the American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates.

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Hello Everton,
Nice capture of this marican avocet, excellent
composition and pov, good sharpness, depth of field
and lovely natural colorsa.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-29 16:15]

Hi Everton,

Another wonderful shot of the American Avocet - I like this one even more. The pose is so graceful with the slightly raised leg and the curve of the neck. Beautiful colors and good details of the bird. The rivulets in the water and the partial reflection are lovely.


Superb shot of this American Avocet, bro!
I've never seen (I guess that's why its got the "American" prefix to its name!)
The POV and the details are superb!

Hi Everton,

Congratulations! Stunning capture and effective POV with the reflection. I also like the ripples. Tfs.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-30 1:32]

Hi Everton !

An exceptional capture.
I like very much the colors and contrast them.
Very interesting and the description offered.
Have a beautiful day,

Ciao Everton, beautiful bird with in nice pose, fascinating reflections, good details and excellent sharpness, splendid capture, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-04-30 12:53]

Hi Everton,
Lovely capture.I liked pose of bird,framing and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

hello Everton
a beautiful image of this amerian avocet
very sharp shot and great pose
I like a lot the colors of his plumage, the ripples in the water and the blue legs
TFS Jacqueline

hello Everton

beautiful photo of the American Avocet in fishing action,
fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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