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American Avocet


American Avocet
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: 2009-02-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 21:42
Viewed: 2711
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

This is one of my favorite birds, I photographed this American Avocet at the Gilbert Water Ranch.

Note:

This species is migratory, and mostly winters on the southern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Mexico and the United States.
Winter plumage

The American Avocet forages in shallow water or on mud flats, often sweeping its bill from side to side in water as it seeks its crustacean and insect prey.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-27 21:47]

Hi Everton,

A lovely capture of this Avocet having a drink in the lake. Great timing to get him in this pose. Excellent details of the face, feathers, and blue legs. Nice colors of the Avocet and the water. I love the reflections.

Jane

Hello Everton
a beautiful shot of this amerivcan avocet drinking water
a lot of fine details and superb colors great luminosity tt
very well done
Jacqueline

hi Everton
fine scene,with very nice glance a beautiful photo,
TFS
Nasos

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-04-28 7:51]

Hello Everton
Good work with this avocet, good details and natural colors.
Regards
Razvan

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-28 11:36]

Hi Everton. A good close up of the American Avocet looking for some food. We can see it has closed its eye for some reason. You have taken this with fine detail and bright colours. You have taken this with a good low POV. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-28 12:28]

Hello Everton,
A great capture and action shot of an American Avocet using the typical sweeping action of its up-turned bill while feeding. Taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Thanks and cheers,
Ivan

Hello Everton,
a beautiful capture of American Avocet, excellent low POV, very good sharpness and bright colour, very pleasant composition with a nice water reflections.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-04-28 16:52]

A beautiful bird Everton,
Very nice detail with just the right exposure!! I don't believe we have these here in Ohio. TFS.
Ron

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