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Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis
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Copyright: Hisam Saker (Hisam) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Red Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-16 17:27
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The scarlet ibis is a vivid scarlet bird (50 cm) with a curved bill. The sensitive bill is used to search for food, mainly small animals in the mud along the coast.
The scarlet ibises live in large groups and fly in V-formation from their roosts to their feeding grounds. They contrast splendidly with the normal green color of the landscape, the brown of the mud flats and the blue of the sky. The young are brown with a white rump and belly.
The ibises feed in shallow waters along the coast, in the mud flats and in the lagoons. As is known from the zoo, they have to eat a lot of shrimps to retain their color. They sleep in large groups in the mangrove trees along the coast, together with herons. In these trees they make their nest (a pile of sticks) and both parents take care of the young.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-06-16 17:39]

Wow!Very nice shot!
Perfect composed,great colours,sharp details.Very well done!

Fantastic colors and focus. Amazing shot!

Very clear and crisp photo, Hisam. I love these birds, and your lovely view is very effective. The point of view is low, and the bright bird is against a nice background to really highlight it. Nice work!

Beautiful photograph of this bird. The detail is good and I like its glance!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-06-17 0:40]

Woow lovely colour!!Good composition with sharp details.!!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-17 2:51]

Beautiful ibis. Very clear shot with super sharp details and gorgeous colors. Excellent composition. TFS. : )

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-17 3:33]

A very nice capture,
Superb colours and detail.
Great work,well done.

Great photo, superior colors, clarity and POV.
Thank you for sharing.

  • coasties Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
  • [2005-06-17 6:02]

Hello Hisam

Well done on this awesome portrait. Good catchlight in the eye. Superb details, tack sharp, crisp and clear. Congrats on this wonderful shot. Thanks.

IOU a smiley

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-05 3:26]

Beautiful and interesting composition for this nice bird ! Good POV, great colors and details ! Thanks for sharing Hisam.

Hi Hisam,
what a great looking bird you have captured in this photo.The colour is the thing that is so very eye catching and the focus is spot on as well.Tfs. Bob

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