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Anthropoides virgo 4

Anthropoides virgo 4
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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, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-31 8:40
Viewed: 3416
Points: 38
[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 85100 cm long with a wingspan of 155180 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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Hello Christodoulos,
As usual a top quality image with superb focus. A very nice bird with amazing colors and splendid shape. I never seen it in my country. Very good WB and perfect POV. Incredible sharp details.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-31 8:51]

Hello Christodoulos,
a brilliant photo of this Crane.Great composition and POV.
Spot-on focusing.Nice colours.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-31 8:52]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic photo in all aspects. Impressive and pleasing eye contact.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-31 9:02]

Hi Chris,it's a beautiful specie and a great capture! I like the position of this crane and the composition of pic too,very rich below the bird,great quality as usual! Have a nice weekend and thanKS,Luciano

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely crane in nice pose, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Christodoulos
Super good sharpness composition
great details and beautiful colours
nice shot
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Christodoulos. Razor details and sharp with best focus on the impressive red eye. Amazing environment.


a real red eyed beauty, greetings Ori

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent photo of a beautiful subject presented against a clear background with excellent detail and light. Very good setting with nice eye contact.
regards yiannis

Lovely capture, very sharp and clear!

hello Christodoulos,
very beautiful picture of this Demoiselle Crane with great sharpness and colour.
probably you know that Khichan is a village in the Jodhpur district of the Indian state of Rajasthan that in recent years has established a tradition of feeding wild birds, including Demoiselle Cranes.
best wishes,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-09-01 7:55]

Giasou Christodoulos,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Demoiselle Crane ..
Great details and sharpness. POV/DOF, composition very nice
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Christodoulos,
An outstanding capture indeed with beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Great work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-03 0:55]

Hello Christodoulos,
A fine natural picture of this red-eyed Demoiselle Crane. Interesting to see the slope on which the bird seems to be at ease. Subtle colors in the background.
Very well seen again!
Kind regards

hello Christodoulos
fantastic photography, beautiful colors and excellent sharpness and POV
Congratulations, hello Vanni

Hello Christodoulos,
What a wonderfully sharp and beautiful image. The blue crane is the national bird of South Africa and it is a delight to see a related bird here in such superb quality. Well done indeed.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent capture of this Grus,
TFS, Ferran

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-05 0:19]

Hello Christodoulos
exciting capture of this bird. How lovely to see the composition of the bushes and the shape of the bird. Harmony and pleasant.
Very special shot.


Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful photo of the
Demoiselle Crane with a fine POV and lateral
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS


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