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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-07 6:00
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
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The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a large, long-legged member of the Cuckoo family, Cuculidae.

Adults have a bushy crest and long thick dark bills. They have a long dark tail, a dark head and back, and are pale on the front of the neck and on the belly. Although capable of flight, they spend most of their time on the ground. They can run at speeds of 15 miles per hour or more. They nest on a platform of sticks in a cactus or bush.

These birds walk rapidly about, running down prey or occasionally jumping up to catch insects or birds. They mainly eat insects, reptiles, rodents, tarantulas, scorpions and small birds. Their breeding habitat is desert and shrubby country in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The roadrunner is the state bird of New Mexico.

This bird was the model for the Warner Brothers Road Runner cartoons. However, unlike the cartoon, the song of this bird is a dove-like coo.

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Ce moaca faina are! Si postura e caraghioasa.
great portrait!

Salutari, Petru

i longed to see what these really looked like
beep beep
i like the expression and imagine what he's thinking...

simply but very cute :)

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  • pat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 125] (414)
  • [2006-01-07 6:27]

You say "beep beep" and millions of people worldwide understand, and see the same "Warner Brothers" figure ! Beautiful portrait of this fast-running bird, with its "intelligent" eyes...excellent sharpness and POV. Informative note, I didn't know they belong to the cuckoo family. TFS, Patrick

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-07 6:35]

Une superbe pose de l'oiseau et un éclairage vraiment spécial.



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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-01-07 6:36]

:o) hi radu
beautiful colors :o) , light ,and details
Well done

Nice image, Radu. I like the backlighting. Excellent!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-07 9:10]

Beep beep, here comes the nightmare of poor coyote! Excellent title Radu! So, this is roadrunner itself :-) Very interesting post.

Nice capture Radu,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Good Composition, DOF and framing.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.
I've got one of these in my archives, which needs some pp work. If it's still raining tomorrow, I might have a go at it.

Hi Radu,
Excellent exposure with the strong back lighting. This has given alot of mostly warm gold tones to this shot. Very good detail on this interesting bird. I am hoping Wiley Coyote is your next post.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-07 14:59]
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Hahaha... hilarious pose, Radu. Well captured.
I tried to take a shot of a road runner at the Living Desert in Palm Springs, but had no success. These birds come by their name honestly, and they sure know how to run fast. But the biggest challenge in the desert is to have the right exposure in that harsh sunlight. Congratulations on this great shot and TFS. : )

Hi Radu,
seems to be a little sad - or wet?
It's standing there in a funny position - cool moment, thanks, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishngaruda

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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2006-01-07 19:08]

Hello Radu,

Great shot!
I think the bird seriously gave you a pose:-)
Excellent! Congratulations!

Hi Radu

Beep Beep! Love your Roadrunner! Nicely composed. Good eye contact. Excellent low POV. Great work. Thanks.

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  • cosci Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 14 W: 15 N: 3] (110)
  • [2006-01-08 7:08]

Chiar ca are moaca faina ... desi nu prea seamana cu bipbipu' care era chiar simpatic .

Imi plac mult si culorile !

Esti artist, maestre !

Lovely shot Radu,
The bird looks quite silly I would say. Capture is very good technically and nicely framed.
I like it.

Great puffed up plumage look, road runner looks like it's basking away in the nice warm rays. this is a cute shot Radu. :)

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