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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-05 13:33
Viewed: 3085
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus mexicanus).

Fall migration of the northernly birds takes place from July to September, and they return to the breeding grounds between March and May Usually, the entire population breeding at any one site arrives and leaves again within one month or less, migrating in flocks of about 15 individuals. There is some seasonal movement of the tropical populations, but this is not long-range and poorly understood.[4]

The parasitic cyclocoeline flatworm Neoallopyge americanensis was described from the air sacs of a Black-necked Stilt from Texas. Its genus is presently monotypic and seems to be closely related to the similar genus Allopyge, found in Old World cranes.[10]

[edit] Food and feeding

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-05 13:42]

Hello Everton,
Excellent clear-coloured photo with very good sharpness and details. Very nice reflection and ripples in the water. Great timing, DOF and composition.

Hello Everton,
Beautiful Bird. nice picture with good sharpness.
I like the relfexion of the bird.
Very well done.

Hi Everton,
Excellent capture of this Black-necked Stilt; great POV, nice reflection on water, good composition, sharp fine details.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-01-05 15:06]

Hi Everton,

A very lovely picture of this Black-necked Stilt having a drink in the lake. Wonderful colors and details of his face and feathers. I love the reflections and the gentle circles in the water.


hello Everton

excellent image of the Black-necked Stilt shot with fine POV, DOF
and framing, excellent sharpness and details, i love the reflexion
in the water, you did a very beautiful composition, TFS


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2009-01-05 17:28]

Hi Everton
Nice neat clear image with lovely light,color and added bonus of the fine reflection.
tfs jon

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-01-05 20:27]

Great capture Everton,
Love the reflection and the detail is top of the line!!
Beautiful coloration in this wonderfully composed image.
Well done!! Very informative notes! TFS.

Ciao Everton, beqautiful bird with fascinating reflection, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-06 1:45]

Hello Everton,
A superb capture of a Black-necked Stilt. The POV, lighting and reflection in the water make this a nice portrait of the species.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Everton,

Another enviable shot of a bird captured well with the reflection and fine exposure of the plumage. Well balanced composition and TFS.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-07 9:04]

Hi Everton.
Your full of lights and natural colours shot is wonderful. Charming bird is reproduced very good (with its mirror reflection) and at so attractive moment and pose. Small waves surrounding the bird create a nice set of circles. My compliments and best wishes.

Hello Everton

A very good POV with excellent reflection on the water.
The colours are rich and well saturated.
Very good sharpness and focus.
Nicely composed in the frame.


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