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Copyright: miuky sakamoto (miuky) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 17] (180)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-02 15:30
Viewed: 3657
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Secovlje salt-pans are particulary exceptional from the ornithological point of view, for the birds have virtually ideal living conditions there due to the warm climate and abundance of food in the basins. More than 200 species have been recorded in this area; some 80 of them breed here permanently or periodically. In the spring and autumn months large flocks of migrators rest in the pans, while many order birds spend the entire winter in there. Among the rare breeders in view of the number of pairs are the Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans), Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), Common Tern (Sterna birundo) and Litlle Tern (Sterna albifrons). The Secovlje salt-pans are very interesting also in the winter, when numerous gulls, ducks, geese, stints (Calidrie sp.), shanks and sanpipers (Tringa sp.) dwell here, as well as some birds of prey, particularly harriers (Circus sp.). The most common as far as egrets and herons are concerned are the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) - which is the symbol of tehe Secovlje Salt-pans Landscape Park - as well as Grey Heron (Arede cinerea), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) and Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides).

There were just a tv equipe from Austria and me, going home after taking video and pictures . I saw this beauty lowering it's head, took out the camera and start to shoot it. Several shots, no time to change the lens with the longer one...just shutter and expositure fixing and go...and the equipe stoped the car after they've see me doing something, take out their mashines in 10 seconds and start to capture it feeding..., with a zoom over 50x of corse, a tripod and the videocamera longer than my leg:)...we smiled to eachother all happy...
I used the gradient tobacco specle to slow sun reys down..., then just resized and framed the picture.

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Hermosa imagen. Los colores cálidos son realmente estupendos. Buena y agradable composición amiga.
Saludos, JL.

Ciao Maja splendida immagine con colori affascinanti e bellissimi riflessi, gran bel iltro, BRAVA, ciao Silvio

Hello Miuky
I like a lot your post, it's very peaceful, love the simplicity of the colors, just enough to transmit the magic of that moment, very intimate.
The differents tonal deeps works great for the overall image.
Congratulations and thanks to you and specially to the driver who stopped the car and let you done your magnificent job.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-07 5:09]

Hi Miuki

What a lovely composition.
This beautiful picture inspires serenity and tranquility!
Also the mood is enhanced by the excellent exposure and all the beautiful colors and tones.
Excellent POV and DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

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