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Look what i got..
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Copyright: alper varon (alpervaron) (94)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-16 7:24
Viewed: 3119
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Collared Pratincole or Common Pratincole, Glareola pratincola, is a wader in the pratincole family, Glareolidae.

Pratincoles are unusual among waders in that they typically hunt their insect prey on the wing like swallows, although they can also feed on the ground.

The Collared Pratincole is a bird of open country, and is often seen near water in the evening, hawking for insects. It is found in the warmer parts of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa. Its 2–4 eggs are laid on the ground. It is migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, and is rare north of the breeding range.

It is 24–28 cm long with a 60–70 cm wingspan. It has short legs, long pointed wings, a long forked tail, and a short bill, which is an adaptation to aerial feeding. The back and head are brown, and the wings are brown with darker flight feathers. The belly is white. The underwings are chestnut, but look dark below.

Very good views are needed to distinguish this species from other pratincoles, such as the Black-winged Pratincole and the Oriental Pratincole, which may occur in its range. The latter species also has a chestnut underwing, but is shorter-tailed.

Alper Varon

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Hermosa toma, que nitidez y momento captado, te felicito

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2009-06-16 8:37]

Hi Alper

nice capture and moment!
good sharpness and great colors.
I like the blur BG almost in the color of the bird, and the unlucky grasshopper.

well done.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-06-16 9:27]

Hola Alper,
preciosa captura,
buen foco y fino pov,
atractivo trabajo,

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-06-16 10:11]

hi alper,
Beautiful picture this is!!
a nice moment you have captured.

a very nice shot with a catch. nicely executed image, tfs!

yummy, itīs grasshopper for lunch today. *g* excellent catch and capture with terrific details and great sharpness - especially
on the birdīs plumage. nice low pov and a perfect blurred background making the pratincole really stand out.
well done & best wishes, thor.

Bonusuyla enfes bir kare ellerinize sağlık.

Hi Alper
Nice capture.
Grea details and good clarity.

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