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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sony SAL DT 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 22:24
Viewed: 2998
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ostrich is one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio. Some analyses indicate that the Somali Ostrich may be better considered a full species apart from the Common Ostrich, but most taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies.
Ostriches usually weigh from 63 to 130 kilograms (140290 lb),[8][9] with exceptional male Ostriches weighing up to 156.8 kilograms (346 lb).[9] The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with white primaries and a white tail. However, the tail of one subspecies is buff. Females and young males are greyish-brown and white. The head and neck of both male and female Ostriches is nearly bare, with a thin layer of down.[8][10] The skin of the females neck and thighs is pinkish gray,[10] while the male's is blue-gray, gray or pink dependent on subspecies.

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Hello Pierre,
Fantastic portrait, exact as in the passport! Awesome pic.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-02-07 22:53]

Hello, Excellent close up of the ostrich. Such fine detail. It brings out his character.

Hello Pierre,
Splendid portrait of this Ostrich, great POV and very fine details!
Regards, Joska

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-08 4:07]

Hello Pierre,
wow....this a stunning and wonderful capture of the ostrich head.
exciting sharpness of the hairs. Very dramatic composition. The shallow dept really gives a special effect.


Hello Pierre.
Splendid portrait of this Ostrich, excellent colours and defenition!!!
Well done.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-02-08 6:20]

Impressive portrait of this ostrich.
Rich details and accurate focusing.
Beautiful soft colors.

Hi Pierre,
amazing photo. Great portrait. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-08 12:30]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent close-up in great sharpness and details. Taken from the best possible POV. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-08 12:44]

Hi Pierre
great portrait of this Ostrich with spot on sharpness on the eyes, nice bg and stunning details on hairy feathers. Maybe you can even improve this portrait in getting the iris and the pupil visible (highlight the iris and keep the pupil black)

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