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Himantopus himantopus

Himantopus himantopus
Photo Information
Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon 300 mm AF-S F:4 ED, IF
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 1:16
Viewed: 2182
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Adults are 33–36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges. In the populations that have the top of the head normally white at least in winter, females tend to have less black on head and neck all year round, while males often have much black, particularly in summer. This difference is not clear-cut, however, and males usually get all-white heads in winter.

Immature birds are grey instead of black and have a markedly sandy hue on the wings, with light feather fringes appearing as a whitish line in flight.

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An excellent image that is well composed and displays good sharpness, lighting, clarity, colour and DOF.

Hi Szabo,
Excellent captured of this Himantopus himantopus with a perfect pose, colours and sharpness are brilliant, A very nice picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-06 2:58]

Hi Szabo,very nice pose and excellent pic whit the best light balance for the best white and beautiful reflections of the red legs in the water,i like it!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-06 2:59]

Hello Jozsef,
Fantastic photo of this Black-winged Stilt. Taken from a very good POV in great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Excellent white balance. Pleasing pose and composition.

Hallo Jozsef,
a very good capture of Himantopus himantopus, fine details and splendid red eye, a very pleasant composition with a lovely classic posture of this elegant bird
Best regards

A very good picture of this bird. it is very clear with good colour and focus. Well done.

Hi Szabo,
This bird is simply fantastic and your photo is very very beautiful!
Sharpness and light management is impressive, perfect white balance! Good pose!
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Szabo. Impressive fouces eye and interesting dynamic taken. Lovely compo and playing of light.


Excellent pose of this bird,with good sharpness and details, good strong composition, lovely natural colours!

Hi Joska,

Well what a terrific image of the Stilt my friend, superior exposure/white balance control with detail in the white and dark area's, splendid crisp sharpness and fabulous natural colours, great job Joska and well done,
Best regards,


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-06 5:47]

O captura de exceptie!
Numai bine

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-06 11:15]

Hello Szabo,
A very fine capture of a Black-winged Stilt taken from a good lateral POV with fine sharpness, lighting and natural colours that contrast well against the water BG.
Thanks and best regards,

Buna Joska,
O fgrumoasa captura cu detalii impresionante si culori naturale.
Cu i-am scris si lui Razvan, din cauza lipsei de precipitatii anul acesta baltile de pe langa Timisora, au secat si odata cu asta au disparut si aceste frumoase pasari.
Numai bine....

Ciao Jozsef, lovely composition with beautiful riflections, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-06 12:05]

Hello Szabo.
Great capture of this cute bird. Very god POV, composition and sharpness of details, good colours and BG.Best regards Siggi

hello Jozsef
great shot with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Szabo, great shot with light colors and sharpness at very high levels, difficult to find in circulation of such high quality image for this bird. All the best, Paul

Bonita imagen Szabo , de la que hece poco publique una yo también.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-07 2:08]

Hello Szabo,
this is a real excitement of shooting a bird. so sharp and so clear. The leg is so wonderful and you have composed it splendidly.
The features and feather details are stunning.
very well presented scene.


Buna Jozsef,
Frumoasa aceasta captura a unei specii care am vazut-o de cateva ori la Mandra in acest an dar n-am reusit un cadru de care sa fiu multumit. Detaliile, culorile si lumina sunt toate excelente. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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