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Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Harrison (chrish) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 9 N: 95] (372)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/1500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 15:38
Viewed: 3864
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Seeing Argavio's recent post of a similar picture inspired me to post my own recent "stilt with reflection" picture.

This is the New World version of the Stilt - the Black-necked Stilt. These elegant shorebirds breed and feed in shallow freshwater ponds over a large area of the United States.

Konica Minolta 7D
Sigma APO 500mm f/4.5

The contrast of their red legs and their black and white bodies is quite striking in good light. Unfortunately, the water was a little too deep to see his legs well. Their long slender legs really contribute to their elegant look.

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Nice shot Chris. Perfect reflection. Nicely composed. Could be a bit sharper. Well done. Thanks.

  • Great 
  • olger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 138] (744)
  • [2006-01-14 16:35]

Realy nice picture Chris, you should earn more points for a shot like this..! I like the off center composition and the mirror effect is of course the hole thing about this picture.. WELL DONE!!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-13 22:00]

Chris, a classic theme, a very nice photo.

I like pov and composition a lot. Great exposure too, so that there is no overexposure upon the whites.

The reflection does add a lot.

Salut Chris
C'et une jolie photo , belle exposition la composition est belle aussi. le reflet dans l'eau fait ressortir l'image
Bravo ...JP

What a beautiful bird! Very neat picture. The reflection is very nice as well! Congratulations!


Nice shot of this Himantopus Mexicali !
Reflection is great, also compo and colors are good.


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