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Australian White Ibis

Australian White Ibis
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Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flying images, Australian White Ibis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-14 3:07
Viewed: 5366
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Australian White Ibis can be observed in all but driest habitats. Preferred habitats include swamps, lagoons, floodplains and grasslands, but it has also become a successful inhabitant of urban parks and gardens.

The Australian White Ibis' most favoured foods are crayfish and mussels, which the bird obtains by digging with its long bill. Mussels are opened by hammering them on a hard surface to reveal the soft body inside.

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yes, good work:-)


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  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-14 3:49]

breath taking view! Just look at that wingspan, and the gorgeous blue sky complements this shot perfectly. Can I give more than 2 points? This is an uplifting image, really gives a sense of awe and wonder.

Excellent capture Chi. Amazing sharpness and definition here. Good perspective and light. Excellent colours. Very well done! Bravo!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-14 4:10]

An excellent capture Chi,
Good detail and lighting beneath the wings with excellent exposure.
Even a nice catchlight in the eye.
Great work,well done.


Hello Chi

Congrats on a superb shot! The depth of colour in the BG is sensational. The Ibis is sharp and clear with catchlight in the eye. The exposure is spot on! A winner!! Thanks.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-14 4:42]

Hello Chi!
Great action shot.Clear eyes,details,POV and composition are amazing.Very well done!

Hello Chi!
Perfect timing.Eyes,details on wingsülighting and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-07-14 9:02]

Hi Chi,
good capture. I like the sharpness and colours, beautiful sky. Good job.
Rgs, Aleksander

This is another great shot of bird in flight. You are real pro in this matter.
The sky looks great, details and light are perfect.
I like it very much.

Hello Chi,
I could only say, this is an wonderful shot. :-)But is hie hurt on his wings or has he lost his feathers?

Great POV! TFS!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-14 20:13]

Wooow What a perfectly detailed Ibis.
Great capture Chi.I like all ibis details in this frame.Wingspan looks amazing.TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-15 3:50]

Beautiful and interesting action shot for this superb Ibis in flight ! Composition, colors and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Chi.

Brilliant shot!
Exposure 10/10.
Composition 10/10.
POV....Great but not much you could do anyway!
Only nit is that the head could perhaps be sharper but it's not bad.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-15 6:14]

Hi Chi, bravo pour ce beau vol plané d'Ibis. Les petites touches de couleur noir à l'extémité des ailes est du plus bel effet. TFS Didier.

Chi Liu, This is a excellent capture. You caught the light perfectly underneath illuminating the wings very well. Very sharp, very well composed, great POV and pose. Very good work!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-15 9:40]

Hi Chi,

I missed this one before. This is a great picture. Very well exposed and wonderful composition. Well done & TFS!


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-15 15:56]

Hello Chi,
You did a great action shot, i like the colours & details, very well composed.


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-15 21:50]

what an excellent action shot Chi, very well captured! I like the contrast... details and colours... well done, thanks for sharing. :)

excellent composition here. The framing is perfect on this frozen in flight shot. Excellent detail in your subject with a perfect blue sky backround. Very Nice!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-16 22:33]

Hello Chi!
Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Have a good Sunday!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-17 18:06]

Chi Liu, you really do great in these kind of shots.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition; great contrast (the blue sky is very beautiful). Excellent exposure upon the white feathers.

Congratulations on this outstanding photo.

I added your picture to a theme of mine.

Another great action shot! Good exposition and nice light. Beautiful details of the wings. TFS

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-07-18 16:55]

Good shot Chi, I like the catchlight in the eye. The composition is very good too. Well done for this delightful in-flight shot.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2005-07-18 17:19]

wow, this is another superb shot, chi! :-)
it´s so clear, perfect details, you can almost count the feathers on the wings.
i really like you putting the bird more to the left, leaving it "room to fly".
very well done, thor.

Hello Chi
Very nice picture with one good light.
The sky have some noise. With a D70 is normal but with a D20 ?

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