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*White Ibis*

*White Ibis*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, Hoya 58mm skylight
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-12 9:11
Viewed: 3104
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...and another nice bird i could capture on the tour
through the Everglades - an American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus).

This was on a dusty backroad and unfortunately it was
slowly getting dark, so the quality is not so 100%
perfect...and otherwise i would have taken a couple
100 more photos i guess. *g*


The American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a species
of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae
which occurs from the mid-Atlantic coast of the United
States south through most of the New World tropics.

It occurs in marshy wetlands and pools near the coast.
It also occurs on mowed grass, lawns, and has become
common in some city parks, where it can be found
feeding alone or with other Ibis. It builds a stick
nest in trees, bushes, or over water, and 2 to 5 eggs
are typically laid. White ibises are monogamous and
colonial, usually nesting in mixed colonies with other
wading species.

This ibis feeds by probing with its long, downcurved
beak. Its diet consists of various fish, frogs and
other water creatures, as well as insects and small

Adults are 65 cm long with a 95 cm wingspan. They have
all-white plumage except for black wingtips (visible
in flight) and reddish bills and legs. The red bill
blends into the face of breeding birds; non-breeding
birds show a pink to red face. Juveniles are largely
brown with duller bare parts; they are distinguished
from the Glossy and White-faced Ibises by white
underparts and rumps. Over all both sexes look alike.

Like the other species of ibis, the White Ibis flies
with neck and legs outstretched, often in long, loose

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_White_Ibis]


Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.1
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 20.04.2009 17:36:03
Aufnahmemodus Blendenautomatik
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/400
Av (Blendenzahl) 5.6
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 500
Objektiv EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Brennweite 250.0 mm
Bildgröße 2592x3888
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart One-Shot AF
Bildstil Landschaft
Schärfe 4
Kontrast 0
Farbsättigung 0
Farbton 0
Farbraum sRGB
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 2:Ein
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Ein
Tonwert Priorität 1:Möglich
Dateigröße 2510 KB
Staublöschungsdaten Nein
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit hoher Geschwindigkeit

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-12 10:09]

Hello Thorsten,
Interesting to see this American Ibis nicely portrayed along the cliffside. Very nice indeed considering the poor light. I like its pose and the details and colours of this beautiful bird. Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-12 22:46]

Hello Thorsten
An excellent capture of the American White Ibis
+: Sharpness++, DOF, pose++, POV, BG++, composition, colours and lighting.
-: none, its a fine shot of a quality that most achieve only in captivity.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hi Thorsten

Fine shot of this ibis. Good composition and sharpness on the rocks.


Thor, this is an excellent shot of this Ibis. Nice work. Thanks for commenting on my pelican. Have a great day, Bill

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Bill Houghton Photography

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