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Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-13 2:49
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Should we show Birds on their nest?
A big question for nature photographers. As so often the answer is not straightaway. My personal opinion is that we should not disturb birds at their nest BUT there are many occasions to take great pictures without disturbing at all. But at least we should explain why, for the shown picture there was no risk.
This picture was taken from the car at a colony of Black-winged Stilts within the village of les Saintes-Maries in Camargue. It is situated on a small pond between two hotels and this picture was taken from the parking entrance of the hotel. The birds are not afraid at all from people or cars and the main problem sometimes was that the Stilts approached too close an focussing was no more possible.
In this picture we see the male taking over the breeding, the female just left the nest.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-13 2:59]

Hello Tom,
Very beautiful photo of this Black-winged Stilt on her nest. Good low POV, sharpness and colours. Excellent composition. Beautiful natural environment.

Nice shot, was it in the camargue?
I found that from a car, the birds usually don't get bothered too much though depending on the weather, I usually leave fast, if I see a nest that could be disturbed

nice shot

hello Tom

if we do not disturb them my opinion is yes we can
do photos of birds in their nest, you took a very beautiful
photo of the moment from the life of this Black-winged Stilt,



Hello Tom
great shot, you shows a very lovely scene of this male stilt in his nest,
bird and nest are pin sharp, fine luminosity and wonderful colors
thanks a lot for sharing this beauty

Hello Tom,
This Stilt species is common here, but I have never seen its eggs, however I have seen roosting among marshes, for possibly nesting, in many times. you greatly captured it with great timing and focus. POV and composition also great as like colors and exposure. thanks for sharing, best wishes and have a good night friend

Tom, Great shot of the stilt. Well done. Thanks for commenting on my eagle. I appreciate it. Have a great day, Bill

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