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The Relax of Coscoroba Swan

The Relax of Coscoroba Swan
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-22 8:31
Viewed: 8371
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Coscoroba coscoroba

Description: The plumage of completely white color, with form of goose of long neck and tail very short.
White color except the ends of the primary ones of white color. The wide affluent tip and legs of rosaceous orange color and the red rainbow. The immature one is of gray coloration uniform.

Lengths (in mm.)
Total 1125
Tail 140
Peak 67

Habitat: One is in lakes and lagoons of the region.
Customs observations: It is fed such on elements that the swan of black neck and in the same way.

Nest building: They construct it in neighborhoods of the water, and in the same way that the swan of black neck almost on the water hardly elevated between scrubs or reedbeds hardly on the level of the water but with but much material which the one of the swan, with much tender vegetation and much featherbed in their similar interior to the nests of bustards and as they when leaving the nest completely covers with that featherbed.
They put of 4 to 6 eggs of absolute white color of 89 xs 60 mm. approx.

Song: It emits a fort specially shout when it flies, of where obtains his name of coscoroba.

Migration and residence: Before the winter most of the population is transferred towards the north of its distribution. In Chile they arrive until Santiago and to the east of the continent they are concentrated between Buenos Aires, Paraguay, Uruguay and the south of Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul. They have seen some even more the north, arriving until the center of Brazil.
It is a resident that nidify, making migrations in the entrance of the winter towards the north.

Population density - abundance: This considered at the present time like in extinction risk in this area, does about 20 years back was very common but at the present time it is not in amounts like before. Is almost always associate with the swans of black neck.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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A nice pose of this swan, good of you to catch it. I will post a WS of one I shot, to show some details, If you mind, tell me and I will remove it.

There is a funny & useful popular proverb in Iran:"Some birds has one leg"!!!:)
It's great for this proverb:)

An excellent freezing you did with your attention to reflection,very beautiful,veru nice shot,neat & fine work you posted here,Well done,Ricardo!
And with carefully,in a classical way you composed her,I like it.

Ricardo i can see why you complain about my models your's has only one leg... ;) Honestly though its a nice capture, i like the composition with the reflection. I still cannot get over the stillness and clearness of the water in your area. Nice pose and note too. Thanx.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-22 12:05]

Very beautiful Ricardo,
Really nice shot, good composition, good reflection, great colours, good note, very good job.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-22 14:57]

Excellent capture of the reflections. The capture has good DOF and detail. Thanks for posting!

Very nice situation yoou captured here Ricardo. The colours are good and I like the reflection in the water but it si burned in the back feathers. Try to underexpose by 0.5-1 and work it out in PS (better have an underexposed picture than an overexposed).

Again a nice use of reflection in one of your shots, Ricardo. Interesting posing with just one leg visible, and beautiful colors and clarity of the water. Well done. Outstanding job on the notes, too.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-22 19:30]

A nice capture.
Very good simple composition and nice reflection.
Excellent informative note,very well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-23 4:33]

Belle composition pour cette photo très originale avec la réflection dans l'eau.
Well done !

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-23 6:11]

Great shot Ricardo, the pose and the reflection are excellent. I like it. Nice control of exposure too on this white bird. Good note, well done.

Points tomorrow.

très jolie capture de cette pose assez marrante...relax et completement tranquille pour la photo...les couleurs sont tres bien rendue et la présentation très bien soignée...merci pour ce beau partage...amicalement BI

Lovelly mirror you got there! The pose is fantastic, standing in one leg the swan made it look easy!

Good sharp, light and angle!

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-10-19 10:43]

Interessante composizione, la qualità dell'immagine non è alta, ma è certamente più importante essere riusciti a catturare quest'uccello nella posizione di riposo!

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