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Hamerkop


Hamerkop
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 300mm f4.0 USM IS, Digital RAW 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-03 12:42
Viewed: 3196
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of a wide variety, including estuaries, lakesides, fish pond, riverbanks and rocky coasts in Tanzania. The Hamerkop, which is a sedentary bird that often show local movements, is not globally threatened and is locally abundant in Africa and Madagascar.

Info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamerkop


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-03 12:52]
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Hello Pam,
Great portrait of this Hamerkop from my favourite bird park. Fantastic sharpness, details and eye contact. Very beautiful colours, also in the matching background.
Have a nice weekend,
Peter

hello pam
a beauty of a head
great details nice light and beautiful naturel colours
thaks greeting lou

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