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Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) -
unfortunately just in the Aachen Zoo where they
have a couple of them together with other waders.
Shot through the fence with manual focusing.
The Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, is a
large wader in the avocet and stilt family,
Adults are 33-36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a
long thin black bill and are mainly white with a dark
cap and a dark back.
The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious:
some sources believe that there are as many as five
distinct species; others consider some or all of these
to be subspecies. The five forms are:
* nominate Himantopus himantopus himantopus, which
occurs in most of the warmer parts of southern and
southeastern Europe, southern Asia and north Africa.
* the Black-necked Stilt, which breeds from the US to
northern South American has a dark head with a white
spot over the eye. It is recorded as Himantopus
mexicanus in the Sibley-Monroe checklist.
* the southern South America melanurus is larger than
mexicanus and often has a white crown.
* the rare and endangered Hawaiian knudseni has more
extensive black on its neck than the American forms.
* leucocephalus of southeastern Indonesia and Australia
has a white head.
The breeding habitat of all forms is marshes, shallow
lakes and ponds. The nest site is a bare spot on the
ground near water. These birds often nest in small
groups, sometimes with avocets.
Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean
coasts in winter.
These birds pick up their food from sand or water. They
mainly eat insects and crustaceans.
Kameramodell Canon EOS 40D
Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 04.05.2008 14:00:44
Aufnahmemodus P (Programmautomatik)
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/800
Av (Blendenzahl) 10.0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 320
Brennweite 250.0 mm
AF-Betriebsart Manuelle Fokussierung
Rauschreduzierung bei Langzeitbelichtung 1:Automatisch
High ISO Rauschreduzierung 1:Eingeschaltet
Tonwert Priorität 1:Eingeschaltet
Dateigröße 3122 KB
Transportart Reihenaufnahme mit geringer Geschwindigkeit
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good composition from this beautiful bird.
- [2008-05-10 4:15]
Beautiful capture.Red eyes seems very nice.POV,framing and details are also wonderful.
Thanks for posting.
- [2008-05-10 6:28]
I like very much the composition. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Superb light and colours.
Just marking today, will be back...
- [2008-05-11 10:56]
Hello Thorsten , Fantastic shot from this bird ,great sharpnes details colours pov bg and beauty eye ,the frame and compositie ,good job ,Greetings Teunie .
great sharpness on the bird! Nice details...