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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 12:16
Viewed: 2156
Points: 12
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Royal spoonbill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes [1]
Family: Threskiornithidae
Subfamily: Plataleinae

Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the Ibises.
All have large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side. The moment any small aquatic creature touches the inside of the bill—an insect, crustacean, or tiny fish—it is snapped shut. Spoonbills generally prefer fresh water to salt but are found in both environments. They need to feed many hours each day.
Spoonbills are monogamous, but, so far as is known, only for one season at a time. Most species nest in trees or reed-beds, often with ibises or herons. The male gathers nesting material—mostly sticks and reeds, sometimes taken from an old nest—the female weaves it into a large, shallow bowl or platform which varies in its shape and structural integrity according to species.
The female lays a clutch of about 3 smooth, oval, white eggs and both parents incubate; chicks hatch one at a time rather than all together. The newly hatched young are blind and cannot care for themselves immediately; both parents feed them by partial regurgitation. Chicks' bills are short and straight, and only gain the characteristic spoonbill shape as they mature. Their feeding continues for a few weeks longer after the family leaves the nest. The primary cause of brood failure appears not to be predation but starvation.

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Ciao Luis.
Splendida foto di questo bellissimo esemplare di spatola, con un’ottima nitidezza stupendi i colori reali ottima la composizione ,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Boa noite Luis
Excelente foto do colhereiro.Anda não os vi..
Bela composição,cores naturais e excelente nitidez.Noto apenas que a foto pode ser melhorada rodando 3ºs.Fiz um WS simples e espero que não se importe.
Obrigado pela partilha,

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2012-04-11 19:35]


Your composition is excellent in my opinion. I like the clarity of the image showing good sharpness and detail of the subject. The lighting, colour and POV are good.

hello Luis
very good composition
great details and lovely light
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luis, great capture of lovelyspoonbill, fascinating reflections, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luis,
Bonne composition avec la judicieuse utilisation de cet original reflet donnant un indéniable effet artistique à la scène.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

PS : Il me semble que l'image penche vers la gauche ;-)

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