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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: 5002
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,
Serge

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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.
Regards,
Peter

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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
TOM

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.
TFS
Annick

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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

TFS

Karan

Merhaba
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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