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Platalea leucorodia 3

Platalea leucorodia 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-16
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 6:04
Viewed: 2534
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Platalea leucorodia Linnaeus, 1758.
Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia is a wading bird in the family Threskiornithidae

Breeding adults are all white with a yellow breast patch. They have dark legs and a characteristic long spatula-shaped black bill with a yellow tip. Immature birds have a pale bill and black tips to the primary flight feathers

It is a breeding species of Europe, Asia and North Africa. Most birds migrate to the tropics in winter

In Cyprus Platalea leucorodia is a passage migrant from March to May and August to October. It is also a scarce winter visitor.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-24 6:10]

Cross bills..ha ha..jokes apart, interesting image of these two Spoonbills, looks like they are not happy to share the territory. Well captured image. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-24 6:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of these Spoonbills with crossed bills. Superb sharpness, details, white balance and POV.
Very beautiful natural colours.

Hello Christodoulos

You shot the photo at the best moment of their poses, with a fine POV,
beautiful lateral light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos
The looks they are sword fighter! :)
Great capture of this Eurasian Spoonbill with optimum sharpness and colour.
Best wishes,

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful picture of these Eurasian Spoonbill.Nice light and sharpness.Details on plumage is well visible too.Nice POV.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Beautiful composition with this pair of Eurasian Spoonbill across their beaks like two fencers cross swords.

a hug

Hernán Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-24 9:24]

Hi Chris,great capture of this couple of spoonbills,a lucky meeting and a very nice position with the cross made with the beaks,perfect exposure for the best white and perfect quality too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos
Amazing pose and capture my Friend.Impressive sharpness on the first one.Great aproximation.Congrats!
Have a great WE!
Best regards

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-01-24 10:28]

Hola Christodoulos; que hermosa foto con mucha acción y una especie fabulosa...me encanta el entorno, la luz y el fondo además...saludos.

Ciao Christodoulos, nice scene with lovely spoonbills, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Christodoulos
super picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos. Great time for the interesting situation. Perfeect light and details. Beautiful colours.


beautiful pair, have a nice weekend, Ori

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-25 9:12]

Hi Christodoulos,
Excellent portrait of this beautiful birds,amazing colors and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-26 6:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
Love the way the two Spoonbills cross their beaks..looks like in great conversation.
Interesting to have these birds close to your place!
Natural and well composed shot.

Hello Chris,

Hope you are well. I am sorry I have come to your fantastic photo a little late but as they say, it is never too late....smile.
Chris, you are one of the numbered few of the perfect photographers on this site.Your skill, the hard work you do, the cameras you use with great professionalism and your knowledge of the life around you, you are amazing man, like your birds!What else can I add, thanks for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2014-01-26 16:57]

Hello Chris,

Simply beautiful birds with this funny looking bills like spoon. One would have been enough but two just double the pleasure. Excellent shot in everyway. Thanks


Hello Christodoulos,
Nice composition,remarkable details and clarity.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-03-01 14:08]

Magnifica foto de qualidade muito boa com composição excelente meus parabéns.

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