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Threskiornis Looking for Lunch


Threskiornis Looking for Lunch
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Copyright: Murray Lines (mlines) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-29 8:46
Viewed: 3650
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are two of about 15 Ibis birds wondering around a park and are quite unafraid. They seemed to be seeking out bits of edible food.

The Australian Ibis, or Threskiornis molucca, has a dark head and back tail, and a white body. It has a long, dark curved beak.

The Australian White Ibis' range of food includes both terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and human scraps. The 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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Hi Murray.
Interesting birds.
It can sometimes be pretty hard to get the focus locked onto thin things moving around like these Ibis.I notice you seem to have the focus mainly on the body of the darker bird behind.
I use a Panasonic Lumix too,and often have it set on spot mode for more precise auto focussing.
I probably would have tried to lock onto the head of the bird in the foreground for the best focus. Still, not so easy when they're on the move.
Good composition though.
Cheers, Steve

Hi Murray,
You get an interesting pose from the birds!
Well composed image, maybe lacking a tad of sharpness..?
Educational note!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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