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gipsy's beauty

gipsy's beauty
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Copyright: Parvulescu Lucian (parvulescubio) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 13 N: 243] (1541)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Danube Delta
Theme(s): Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-25 8:51
Viewed: 3933
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
one of my favorite bird from Danube Delta

Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis are the size of small herons but are easily identified by their all-dark plumage, long, down-curved, curlew-like bills and a neck which is held outstretched in flight and is so slender it looks distinctly fragile. At close range you can see the iridescent green, maroon and brown sheen which gives the bird its name. They are sociable birds, often feeding in small parties or flying over in a trailing line or in 'V' formation.
This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It is thought to have originated in the Old World and spread naturally from Africa to northern South America in the 19th century. This species is migratory; most European birds winter in Africa, and in North America birds from north of the Carolinas winter farther south. Birds from other populations may disperse widely outside the breeding season.
The Glossy Ibis nests colonially in trees, often with herons. It is also gregarious when feeding in marshy wetlands; it predates on fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as occasionally on insects.
(birdguides and wilkipedia)

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-25 9:03]

Hello Parvulescu,
these birds are indeed beautitul. All the different colours and reflections of the feathers are well shown. Nice picture.
Regards, JAcob


asa cum ti-am spus deja... o fotografie deosebita. ma intrebam cand o sa apara aici.
daca era o lumina de dimineata ca sa ilumineze pasarea cat mai uniform era perfecta. asa doar aproape perfecta... si as vrea sa am si eu una asa :)


nice focus good pose and nice colors.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-25 10:04]

Hello Parvulescu,
Excellent capture of this wonderful Glossy Ibis posing nicely for you. Nice light that brings out the colours and sharp details.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-25 10:26]

Effectivement les couleurs sont tout simplement remarquables.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-04-25 10:36]

Hello Parculescu,
a sharp shot that has a good DOF and beatuful colours.
TFS Joey

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-25 10:45]

Hello Lucian,
Superb capture of the Glossy Ibis, sharp with excellent contrast against the BG of dried vegetation. Lovely lighting and colour. This is also one of my favourite birds, though very rare in Sweden.
Regards, Ivan

Hi Parvulescu,
Another 'pure nature'....
I like the compo.
And the habitat scenery...

Hello Lucian!
Very nice and rarely observed bird species :) I like a lot this photo. NIce note, good DOF and POV! :)
TFS and best regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-25 11:21]

Hi Parvulescu,

Another bird I have not seen before. This is beautiful - so sleek looking. The colors and details are wonderful showing off the shiny plummage. Nice natural setting.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-04-25 14:20]

Hello Parvulescu,
Great compositon and a great contrast against the BG. Beautiful colours in the feathers with sharp details.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-25 19:43]

Hola Parvulescu,
maravillosa captura, colores originales,
y detalles...
bello ibis,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-04-26 3:03]

Hello Lucian,
Great capture of this beautiful bird.
You did a great job of catching the iridescent colors on the feathers. Very sharp details and wonderful POV.
TFS. ; )

Ultima dar nu cea din urma! M-am plimbat putin prin sistematica datorita pozelor tale, mi-am adus aminte de aplicatia din delta, dar si de bietele pasari naturalizate de la muzeu pe care le vedeam la fiecare seminar(asta apropo de invatat la zoo si ornito!:)) si cum tiganusu s-a nimerit a fi ultimul deocamdata o sa spun ca deocamdata mi-a placut excursia. Maine ce vizitam?
Foto=suplete (a miscarilor la tiganus)


Super tare...imi plac culorile si detaliile de pe penaj.
Cam deranjante toate buruienile din poza...dar asta e...n-ai ce-i face.

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