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Black-winged Stilt

Black-winged Stilt
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Copyright: suleyman kankul (bugalter) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-01 10:23
Viewed: 5005
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae.

Adults are 33-36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are mainly white with a dark cap and a dark back.

The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious: some sources believe that there are as many as five distinct species; others consider some or all of these to be subspecies. The five forms are:

nominate Himantopus himantopus himantopus, which occurs in most of the warmer parts of southern and southeastern Europe, southern Asia and north Africa.
the Black-necked Stilt, which breeds from the US to northern South American has a dark head with a white spot over the eye. It is recorded as Himantopus mexicanus in the Sibley-Monroe checklist.
the southern South America melanurus is larger than mexicanus and often has a white crown.
the rare and endangered Hawaiian knudseni has more extensive black on its neck than the American forms.
leucocephalus of southeastern Indonesia and Australia has a white head.
The breeding habitat of all forms is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with avocets

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Hi Suleyman,
So nise shot in interesting moment!
TFS and regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-01 10:37]

Hello Suleyman,
Nice action-shot. I like the natural colours, composition and POV.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-06-01 10:41]

Hi Suleyman
There are quite a few pics of BW Stilts on NT but this one is outstanding with perfect sharpness, beutifull BG nice compo and action

great pic, TFS Ori

Very nice and neat, I really like the pose and the simplicity.

Hi Suleyman,
Nice image...
Good compo and well-chosen moment.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-01 14:58]

Excellent capture, lovely composition, great POV and sharp details. Great pose



Muhteşem güzllikte
Elinize sağlık

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-06-01 21:03]

Hola Suleyman.-Nice Photo. Grate colors and focus. I like the pose and the food in his beak. Luis52.

Hi Suleyman
this is a very nice image,tells us a little about the birds habbits.Great effort
cheers Russell

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2007-06-04 0:56]

Süleyman abi ben bu kareyıneden geç gördum haydaa.. Mukemmel tebrik ederim.

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