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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-12 17:31
Viewed: 2544
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Limpkin, shot at Hickey's Creek Wildlife Preserve.

The Limpkin (common names: courlan, crying bird), Aramus guarauna, is a bird that looks like a large rail, but is skeletally closer to the cranes. It is found in marshes with some trees or scrub in the Caribbean, South America and southern Florida, USA.

The Limpkin is a largish bird 66 cm (26in) long, 100 cm (40in) wingspan), drably plumaged brown with a greyer head and neck. It has long legs and neck, and a long, yellowish bill. It feeds on small aquatic life, principally snails.

This unobtrusive bird nests on the ground laying about six eggs. It has a loud wailing call.

This species is related to the cranes, but is placed in its own family.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-12 17:39]

Hello Angela, What a shy bird the Limpkin looks, You have got a good photo with your camara. It looks like he was in the shade so you have done well with the light.iThe colour is good as well. TFS


Hi Angela,
beautiful photo with good composition and details.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-13 12:08]

Hi Angela

A great shot - nice how the fern frond reflects the curve of the Limpkin's back.


Hello Angela,
A nice photo of the limpkin, a bird known in Argentina and in my town as well. I like how it mimicry between the branchs an trunks. I think a bigger format would be better.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-31 21:20]

Hello Angela,
Pretty bird, pretty frame, pretty darn good work, thanks for sharing Ange.

Hi Angela,
another 19th century Japanese painting brought to life.This photo is a little dark and you could of uploaded the maximum size 800x800 as the larger size gives a better view,but as it is this is a fine photo composition and I like it.TFS. Bob

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