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the Rhea America

the Rhea America
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Parc Animalier de Cerza [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-18 3:55
Viewed: 2816
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Rhea of America (in Spanish Nandu) is a species of bird in South America next to the ostrich. This is the largest bird of America, adults weighing 25 kilos for a height at the head of 1.50 m.

Rhea America is threatened with extinction. It is indeed driven by farmers, rheas eating certain crops. In addition, eggs are collected for consumption and their habitat is shrinking constantly.

They live preferably in areas of open grassland and there is the large vegetation and stay near a water source during the breeding season and each female lays two to three pale yellow eggs in the nest dug in the ground by the male. After laying their eggs in a nest first, females looking for another mate to lay a second nest. The call "nan-doo" of the male during the breeding season is also the origin of its name. Males vigorously defend their territory and then engaged in the breeding and young people up to age six months.

Rheas have an excellent immune system that allows wounds to heal quickly. Rhea fat is used as anti-inflammatory cream and meat is consumed in North America as energy supplement.

Flightless birds of the pampas of South America, the rhea is very fast and can make strides of 1.50 meters. He practices in order to escape, running zigzag. Particularly long wings for a bird does not fly, are then more or less deployed to serve as a balance and help maintain balance or to change direction.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-18 4:07]

Salut Serge,un portrait magnifique dont les details ont fait la difference,vraiment impressionante la qualite' dans la lumiere pas facile d'une journee' nuageuse,mes compliments pour nous avor montrer cette interessante espece et belle journee',Luciano

Hello Serge,
A very nice picture of this bird, good highlighted eye, great details sharpness, nice natural colours and beautiful blurred background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-18 6:39]

Hello Serge,
very beautiful image with excellent POV; very good detail
and light; nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-18 6:46]

Hi Serge,
Excellent portrait of this Rhea, Nandu, useful presentation too, TFS!

hello Serge
very nice picture with good details and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou

Hello Serge,
Another excellent image. Lovely portrait with excellent details, colors and perfect focus.
The clarity, light, exposure and sharpness are superb.
Nice contrast against the green background.

Hi Serge,
what a nice portrait of this bird. Amazing colours and perfect sharpness. Of course details are excellent.
Have a nice evening,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-18 10:52]

Hello Serge.
Amazing portrait of the bird. Very good composition, POV, framing, sharpness and details.Superb job.
Best regards Siggi

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-10-18 12:29]

Salut Serge!
Une expressive photo avec une belle netteté.Un remarquable portrait d'un oiseau très intéressante de beaux yeux gris. Merci pour le partager!

PS: Merci de ta visite à ma galerie! C´est gentil!

Hallo Serge,
splendide portrait de cet oiseau, le grand œil dans lequel se reflète la scène, bonne netteté, excellent point de vue
Merci et félicitations
Bonne soirée

Ciao Serge, great portrait of lovely bird like an ostrich, beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus on eye, fantastic details, splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-18 14:32]

Hello Serge,
A very good portrait of this strange bird,nice colors and excellent sharp details....
Have a nice night!...

A very good image of a rare bird at least for me. Superior camera skills and very fine eye for detail!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-10-20 1:54]

Hello Serge,
such a lively beauty. The excellent sharpness and details of the tiny hairs give this simple shot an attractive composition. The green background render a nice elements.
Very well done.


Hi Serge, Very nice portrait of the Ostrich my friend, although the lighting was not in your favour you have done a great job with exposure/white balance here, lovely highlighted eye and a splendid out of focus green background, Great effort here Serge and very well done,
Best Regards,


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