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Black Necked Stilt

Black Necked Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: cecilia lazzaro (cecilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 6 N: 1224] (4630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 22:45
Viewed: 3682
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Identification Tips:
Length: 13 inches
Large, very long-legged shorebird
Long, very thin black bill
Pink legs
Juvenile similar to adult female
Legs extend well beyond tail in flight
Adult male:

White spot above eye in dark cap
Black cap, hindneck, nape, back, underwings and upperwings
White tail and rump
White forehead, lores, chin, throat, breast and belly
Adult female:

Similar to adult male, but has a brownish-black back

Similar to adult female, but brownish back feathers have broad pale brown edges
Similar species:
American Avocet, also has long thin bill and legs, but is larger, and has white on back, dark legs, and rusty or gray head and neck.

PDP, elefantino, dew77, wkshelton, BHo, Dando has marked this note useful
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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-26 0:33]

Great shot of this stilt. Cecilia.
I just love these elegant birds.
You did a great job with the focus and exposure on this one.
Wonderful pose with the muddy foot in the air.
TFS. : )

The blue sky reflecting off the wet mud is great. I like how it really brings out the red eye and colorful legs. Composition is great. I like the smaller aperture of f/9 it lets us see everything around the bird more clearly, giving us a sense of the environment around it. Beautiful photograph.

Hi Cecilia,
Very nice capture! Excellent composition and superb details.
Well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-26 2:35]

Hello Cecilia, this is a lovley shot. Beautiful details and pose, you did a great job on the exposure too. Very well done.

Hej Cecilia! Bardzo dobre ostre foto. Pieknie rysuja sie barwy ptaka na tle błota.
Gratuluje Roma

A great shot Cecilia.
Very sharp and detailed.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-26 4:52]

Hello Cecilia!
Excellent capture.I liked moment you caught,POV,clear eyes,framing,colors and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Very nice photo cecilia.
You captured this bird very nicely. The framing is really nice, the photo could be mounted on a wall somewhere.

Hi cecila, great shot, Perfct DOF, POV, BG, Details, great work. TFS Kyle

Brava Cecilia, questo Cavaliere....Messicano č bellissimo.
This bird is very similar with the himantpus himantopus that we can see in Italy.
The shot is great. Very good details, colours and framing.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-26 9:19]

Hi Cecilia
great composition. Good details, sharpnes, colours, DOF and POV.
Well done


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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 20] (99)
  • [2006-04-26 11:08]

Interesting bird here, Cecilia. This is an excellent capture with good framing and timing.


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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-26 16:03]

not enough time to critque, but I like it.


very nice portrait..

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-28 5:00]

Hi Cecilia, sorry I haven't been able to crique your photos recently due to ongoing work commitments. This is a great shot my friend with excellent detail, colour and POV. Well composed and TFS.

Excellent shot! The all around exposure on this is fantastic. I also like the fact that the breaking reflection is'nt strong where it looks like an abrupt cutoff at the edge of the image. Very nice Cecilia. :)

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