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Eudocimus ruber

Eudocimus ruber
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ibis (family Threskiornithidae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-11 15:15
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Another post from London Zoo. The scarlet Ibis are kept in the African bird, walk through enclosure.

Some notes about the Scarlett Ibis.

Eudocimus ruber

Size Length 22 inches.

RANGE: Occurs in coastal regions of northern and eastern South America extending from Venezuela to eastern Brazil and Trinidad.

HABITAT: Coastal mangrove, swamps, marshy areas, mudflats, and estuaries.

DIET: Crabs, mollusks, small fishes, and invertebrates.

SENSES:Uses sense of touch more than sight in search of food.

FEET/LEGS: Pink in color.

BEAK: Slender, slightly curved for ease in locating food in water.

FEEDING BEHAVIOR: They probe into the deep mud in search for food.

SOCIAL UNIT:Highly social.

NESTING: Breeding colonies are nearly always among the great natural fortresses of the coastal mangrove swamps which are remote and difficult to approach. For unknown reasons, they vary the site of the breeding colony year by year which is unusual for colonial nesters.

EGGS/YOUNG: On a shallow nest of coarse sticks, from 4-40 feet above the high-water level, the female lays 2 or 3, dull olive-green or buff colored eggs which are streaked with brown. Both parents incubate and raise the young. When hatched, the young are nearly naked. After 23 days of incubation they leave the next and scramble among the mangrove vegetation using their bills and wings as well as feet in their ungainly but determined exploration. They will learn how to fly at four weeks. These young will get their scarlet plumage over a number of seasons.

Notes from www.phoenixzoo.org

Thanks for looking

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Wow Alan!
Superb shot - this red Ibis looks just amazing!

Beautiful shot Alan with stunning colour! The close crop on the bird is good in that it allows us to see very nice details in the pens. Very good work.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-11 23:01]

Alan, simply another masterpiece.

Everything's perfect: bg, sharpness, composition, dof, pov and vivid colors.

Congratulations on this stunning photo.

Nice picture, Alan.
Great colours and very good sharpness, the details in the plumage are very good.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-12 1:03]

What a beauty, Alan. Very sharp details and gorgeous colors. Exposure just right, and excellent composition. Great job. : )

Very appealing colored plumage, see if you want the photos I posted with pink flamingos myself, for something relatively similar

WOW, amazing colour, and good clear detail. The narrow DOF isolates the bright bird well from the background, and the grass stalks provide a balance. Good one Alan.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-12 3:31]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour cet Ibis au long bec. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Beautiful & Well Done !

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-12 3:43]

A very nice capture Alan.
The colours and details are superb.
Excellent DOF and composition too.
Great work,well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-12 3:52]
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Hello Alan!
Very nice shot.Colors,details,DOF,Bg and composition are perfect.Can you use your lens without tripod?TFS...:-)

Stunning shot Alan. POV is great. Tack sharp with awesome detail. I love the colour. DoF is superb and the composition is outstanding. Wonderful! Thanks

Hello Alan!
Your model seems very sad or tired.Details,lighting and sharpness are great.Very well done!I'll keep your advice in mind(50-500).Thanks for sharing!

Excellent capture Alan..Very sharp and detailed with great color and light. Natural looking setting..Great note - Very well done!

Excelent portrait of the ibis. well done on the composition. You handled the colors well.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-12 15:15]
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Hello Alan,

I've got the same bird in my portfolio. :) Well done on this one. Colors are great and composition is nice. Details are sharp and the POV & DOF are great. Unlike my bird, yours does have catchlight in his eye. :) Well done & TFS!


They are this color because of the crabs and prawns they eat. Very nice photo Alan. Perfect color and exposure. Sharp details. Very well done.

A stunning contrast with the green BG and the scarlet ibis, Alan. You have captured the detail in this bird well. Good lighting, BG, and color, making for a wonderful portrait and photo, thank you.

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