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White Ibis - Eudocimus albus

White Ibis -  Eudocimus albus
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim Thompson (kernow) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 69] (370)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30, ISO 80 JPEG high
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-08 20:21
Viewed: 3050
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph I like a lot because it shows both the immature and mature colourations of this bird.

The white ibis about two feet tall and has a wingspan of about three feet. It is entirely white except for its black-edged wings. Its blacked tipped wings may not be noticeable when the ibis is at rest, but are easily seen when it is in flight. It has a long, down-curved reddish-orange bill and a reddish-orange face. It legs are long and gray, except for during breeding season when they turn reddish-orange. Young white ibis are brown on their uppersides and white on their undersides and they have brown bills and legs.

The white ibis wades in the water sweepings its heads form side-to-side in search of food. It uses its long, curved bill to probe in the mud for crabs and crayfish. It swallows its prey whole. It also forages for food on land and it may also eat insects, frogs, snails, marine worms, snakes and small fish. Flocks of white ibis will move to different locations in search of food. Other wading birds often follow behind the white ibis and catch prey that has been disturbed by the probing ibis!

Make - Panasonic
Model - DMC-FZ30
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
DateTime - 2007:07:08 11:31:28
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 398
ExposureTime - 1/500 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 80
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:07:08 11:31:28
DateTimeDigitized - 2007:07:08 11:31:28
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - -0.33
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 36.70 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 3264
ExifImageHeight - 2448
InteroperabilityOffset - 6652
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Custom process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 173 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
GainControl - None
Contrast - Soft
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal

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nice capture, TFS Ori

Hello Jim,
Very nice shot indeed showing both colorations in the same frame.
Very good composition with the diagonal line of the birds.
Sharpness and exposure are excellent and the feather details of both and reflection of the mature bird ae wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

very nice capture showing contrast,well taken

  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-11 4:25]

Hi Jim, It is indeed nice to see both variations of this bird. They are both placed well within the frame. A great pov and both birds are well focused with good light and colour, nice and sharp. Great reflections.

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