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Shaking wings !!!

Shaking wings !!!
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Copyright: Stephan Duchesne (iglootrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 10 N: 460] (1623)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel, CMOS ISO 1600
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-16 0:50
Viewed: 4204
Points: 10
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Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

I took this cool fuzzy wings shot of this spoonbill, or some subspecies, (please help me to identify or validate the bird) at the Bird Park (Parque das Aves) in Foz do Iguacu in Brazil.

The Bird Park has more than 900 birds of 150 species. The majority of them are Brazilian birds. A third of these species are endangered. All birds seen in the Park originate from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA or rehabilitation centres. The Bird Park does not accept birds of unknown origin. All animals are registered and an annual report is given to the Brazilian Zoological Society and IBAMA.
Some of the birds are rehabilitated but cannot be returned to nature.

Personally for any lover of birds and photographer this park deserve a visit because of the amount of possibilities to capture on film a lot of different colorful species flying around you in the large walkthrough aviaries.

I wish my visit would have been longer in the park but I only had less than an hour to visit it before closing.

It may have some noise in the picture has it was getting dark at this time. I am happy with the results while taking in consideration the following parameters:
1/80 sec at 130mm, no tripod. Comments and critiques are more than welcome.

The exposure time still at 1/80 but was enough to create this effect as the spoonbill was swinging his wings !!!

Hope you like the pic.

Have a nice week-end. First real strom (10cm to 30cm) is suppose to fall on Montreal area today starting around 6am... we will see I am suppose to take a plane for Toronto for the week-end...

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Good shot of this bird, very dynamic with the motion blurr.
I don't think it is a roseate spoonbill (no spatula-bill and the roseates don't have the colourful red skin patch at the head); the bill is too straight for an ibis I think. No idea I'm afraid.

Well timed Stephan,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and motion blur.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a great weekend. I hope the storm isn't too bad.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-16 2:09]

Hello Stephan!
Funny shot.Colors,moment you caught,motion effect at blurred wings and composition are wonderful.

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  • alexbf (61)
  • [2005-12-16 7:55]

Belle photo originale Steph!

Un peu dommage que la tÍte soit aussi un peu floue mais l'effet des ailes est surprenant et original!


Hi Stephan,
Good effect with the motion blur of the wings, and the rest having good detail. Excellent shot under some difficult circumstances. I agree with Gabi in that I do not think this is a Roseta Spoonbill. It looks very very close with this full body profile. The tip of the bill appears to have a downward curve to a point. I guess we will need an expert on Braillian birds for help. Nce shot on a very colorful and unique bird.

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