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Anthropoides virgo 3

Anthropoides virgo 3
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-31
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-19 5:58
Viewed: 3392
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Anthropoides virgo (Linnaeus 1758)
Synonym Grus virgo
Demoiselle Crane,

Anthropoides virgo is the smallest species of crane (family Gruidae). It is 85–100 cm long with a wingspan of 155–180 cm. It is grey with a long white neck stripe, and black on head and foreneck which extends down over the chest in a plume. The crown is white.
It is found from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. There is also a small breeding population in Turkey. It is a migratory species. Birds from western Eurasia migrate in Africa for the winter whilst the birds from Asia, Mongolia and China spend the winter in the Indian subcontinent.

In Cyprus Anthropoides virgo is a fairly regular passage migrant in late August and early September. It is less frequent in spring.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-19 6:04]

A magnificent bird and a fantastic capture! What a elegant pose and spectaculr details and colors,the eye looks like a red rubin! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-19 6:14]

Beautiful crane with fine pose, the colors are excellent and wish just that foliage covering its feet. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-19 7:44]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a splendid photo in superb sharpness, details, DOF and very beautiful clear colours. Taken from an ideal POV in a fantastic composition.

Hello Christodoulos,
great capture of this beautiful bird with a nice walking pose and goos sharpness. I also like the splendid light and the beautiful natural colours.
Best wishes,

hello Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodulos.
Splendida foto,ai questa anthropides virgo,con dei dettagli molto raffinati,eccellente nitidezza,molto belli i colori naturali,bravo
Ti auguro una buona domenica ciao Marco.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely crane with fantastic red eyes, sple4ndid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
une très belle photo;
bon réglage de la profondeur.
les couleurs sont magnifiques et l'oeil rouge est brillant, c'est parfait.
Bon dimanche

a good posture of this elegant crane, Chris
that seems walking in the street...
I really like the chromatism grey and lighting management sERGIO

Sharpness and dof are excellent, and its a great posture!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-19 10:05]

Great work Christodoulos!
A superb capture of the Demoiselle Crane.
The low lateral POV is great and taken with top sharpness and fine natural colours. You lucky to have this beauty visiting Cyprus!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnifcient taken for the handsome elegant bird in great pose. Impressive management of light and colours. Razor details MF! Very well done.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-19 12:50]

superb as usual!

majestic cramne, TFS Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
No doubt this is the best image i have seen with this species. The details, clarity, focus and sharpness are impressive. Very nice low POV. Excellent contrast against the background. Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the Demoiselle Crane,
fine POV, DOF and framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Como siempre una preciosa captura Chris , de gran realización técnica.
Aqui tenemos a este ave solamente de paso.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,

An excellent capture indeed with such beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!

Kind regards


Giasou Christodoule
A beautiful photo of tan elegant bird.
Sharply defined against the background with excellent detail and good light.
regards yiannis

Excellent pose and POV of this elegant bird!
Salut Christodoulos!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-21 2:03]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Majestic pose! This Demoiselle Crane passes by like a queen showing her wonderful plumage and her amazing red eye. What a perfect bird-shot again! Very subtle colors to which I'm always attentive too.
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Christodoulos,
What a beauty!!!
Great close composition,sharp and clear pic,wonderful natural colours and lighting, and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Have a good week!
Best regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-21 7:30]

Hi Chris!
Beautiful, colorful and elegant bird, captured in moving. Nice lighting.
Excellent blurred BG, which isolates the subject very well.
ciao! vanda

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-05-21 13:54]

Hola Christodoulos; hermosa ave con un enfoque perfecto y gran contacto con el ojo y el resto de su cuerpo, lo que permite ver muy bien los detalles de la especie. Me gusta mucho tambien el entorno...saludos.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-21 19:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
I must say this is such an elegant looking bird with it's long legs and proud stance. The way it carries itself reminds me of royalty.
Love the beautiful plumage and that striking red eye, which captures your attention right off the bat.

What a beautiful Crane, Chris!
That ruby red eye of this elegant creature takes my breath away.
Exceptionally sharp and crisp image that sets a high bench-mark in nature photography.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-05-22 13:19]

Hello Christodoulos,
WHat a beautiful and graceful bird this is! I'd love to see it for real! But your capture is most satisfying showing excellent details and colours. I love its pose and the red eye!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

What a fabulous shot,Amazing details, TFS....

Hi Christodoulos,

The eye contact with the bird is great. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Demoiselle Crane. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.


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