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Posing for the photographer

Posing for the photographer
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-29
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America, Birds of PERU, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-22 7:04
Viewed: 5562
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Jabiru mycteria
127-150 cm
Rare but widespread in central and southern Amazonia; very scarce or absent from north. Also a very rare vagrant to Andes or coast.

Immense, essentially all-white bird with bare black head; at close range, note bare reddish lower neck. Juvenile is brownish gray, with duller skin colors; head and neck may also be feathered. Plumage
progressively whiter with age. May be seen as singles or pairs on banks of large rivers, but perhaps most often detected when soaring high overhead.

Found in: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil,Bolivia

*Source: Birds of Peru (Princeton Field Guides)
by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, Theodore A. Parker III

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very nice picture, TFS Ori

Merhaba Selen hanım,
meşhur Jabiru leyleklerini yakından görmek çok güzel olmalı. sayenizde biz de bu güzel fotoğrafıyla gördük. elinize sağlık, sağlıcakla kalın, selamlar.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-22 8:07]

Hello Selen,
These are familiar to me from last year when I visited the Pantanal in Brazil. This is a very beautiful photo of these Jabirus with there stretched wings. Both birds are very sharp with great details. The DOF and colours are excellent. A pity that there's no more space on the left side of the photo, but a beauty it is.

For our eyes a strange species indeed Selen, not one but two in tandem, in almost exactly the same pose! The amount of plumage detail is phenomenal and you've managed the exposure perfectly without causing any overexposed areas. TFS this fine image my friend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-10-22 9:15]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot of this Jabiru couple and indeed they were posing for you. Great synchronisation. Very impressive sharpness and awesome colours and I like this natural habitat. Superb light handling and perfect DOF. Excellent composition too.

Ciao Selen,
spettacolare momento di cattura, bellissima composizione con il perfetto sincronismo dei movimenti di questa coppia di Jabiru, ottima definizione dei dettagli, molto belli e naturali i colori.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-22 9:57]

Hello Selen,
A superb capture of a pair of Jabiru storks stretching their wings taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness and lighting.
A great shot that is a delight to view and thanks for sharing it.
Don't work too hard! :))

Hi Selen
Great birds. Beautiful double presentation on one image. I like natural surrounding and moment. Also good sharpness and exposure

Hehehe! Very good title to this picture! I can not imagine better one :>
Nice - natural - composition and very good DOF/sharpness. These two birds made fantastic composition posing for you in so beautiful way :)
You were in good place in right time Selen!
TFS and best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-22 12:41]

Hi Selen. What an usual pair of bird you have for us today. Your trip to Peru looks as if it was worth while. I worked hard for many years do not over do it .
You have good detail and colours with a fine POV. I should love to see them in the air. well done TFS.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-10-22 13:43]

Hola Selen , bonita fotografia, buen momento captado, con buena luz y color natural.
Un saludo

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-22 13:54]

Hello Selen,
Beautifully captured on this Jabiru!
good pose of it to see and view properfly on this species!good sharpness,beautiful colour and details.Regards Siggi

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-22 13:56]

Hi Selen

Indeed these lovely Jabiru are posing for you :)
Such a "mirror" action from both of them is a great moment and your timing here couldn't have been any better.
Excellent close-up level that gave you impeccable details on the birds (especially the one closer to you), great natural colors and spot-on use of the shallow DOF.

Bravo and TFS

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2008-10-22 14:01]

Hi Selen!
Very nice pose! The birds are beautiful and its brazilian name is "Tuiuiu". Its a brazilian-indian name and it could be easyly finded in the state of Mato Grosso, where there are the wonderful "Pantanal", a region of lots of waters and nature. The timing to catch them dancing for you was excellent!
Best regards,

Hi Selen,
Excellent capture of these Jabirus with great syncronised pose, good composition, sharp details and natural colours.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-22 23:01]

Hi Selen.
What a great work of your charming models. They have done all you need as a photographer. So impressive poses of the bird. Timing is precise and DOF is great. I am impressed with exposure and reproduction of all colour tones of the bird and surroundings. Well done and TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-22 23:54]

Hi Selen

Wonderful composition with spot-on timing. Well seen and captured.

Got back from Namibia yesterday at 4.30am.


Yes, they are posing for you Selen! :) What a timing you had to capture them in this funny pose! Details and exposure look great and you had both birds in focus with catch-light in both their eyes too! They are not the nicest birds on earth (in our human perception) but they must have been impressive to meet! Well done!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-23 4:12]

Hi Selen,
What a moment....!!!i remember your Jabiru shot the first time when it came and the green water reflected on its plumage...here these two shown in natural light ....the birds look different...the details are amazing.While the one in FG is in sharp focus, the one in BG adds to the composition despite it slight OOF nature.The pose is striking and gives a great show of its large wings.
It is a pleasure to see these treasures from a remote part of the world.
Thank you for taking this trip and bringing these lovely booties.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-23 6:38]

Hi Selen
Good Posing. Nice photo,good sharpness details of the first bird.
Regards Jiri.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-10-23 7:24]

Hi Selen
Beautiful presentation of a specie I had never seen before.Excellent POV and very sharp image.Detail from the white plumage are amasing.Lovely pose to.
TFS Michel

Merhaba Selen hanım, nefis bir zamanlı kare:) çok tatlı görünüyorlar. Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.
Kıbrıs'tan selamlar,

not. Kabuğu tekrar upload ettim. umarım bu kez silmezler. İlginç olan herhangi bir açıklama yapılmadan silinmesi.

Merhaba Selen

Superb shot of this rare stork. I saw several in Central America but didn't get any decent shots. Having 2 birds in a shot doesn't always work, but here you've done a great job, especially with them both displaying at the same time.
Great composition, DOF and sharpness.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-10-23 13:00]

merhaba selen hanım,
çok hoş olmuş netlik süper ikisininde aynı pozisyonda yakalamanız iyi olmuş elinize sağlık ,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-24 3:39]

Hello Selen,
Wow, what perfect timing! Brilliant capture of these two Storks both nicely in focus. Excellent sharpness, beautiful colours. More space in front would have been good but we can't always place subjects where we like them! Very well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Merhaba Selen, great pose for you of this fantastic couple, superb composition with splendid colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-24 14:10]

Hi Selen,
a brilliant shot of these posing Jabiru :-D
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent timing.
Perfect lighting.

Well done!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-10-25 8:45]

merhaba selen hanım
hala yurtdışında olduğunuzdan Türkiye sayfasında güzel karelerinizi göremeyip kaçırmışım hep; favori yaparsam kaçırmam artık :)
güzel türe başarılı bir çekim hoş da poz vermişler
elinize sağlık

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-10-26 18:41]

Superb wings display..DOF IS very good..

Hi Selen,
true to your usual form you are able to convey beauty where it is not apparent right away. These courting males (right?) may look ugly with their black heads and necks but once they raise their wings ...From looking at your pictures ou must have had a fantastic excursion in South America.
See your pics soon again,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-03 9:08]

Zamanlama mükemmel.Beyaz ve siyah tüylerde aynı anda çok güzel detay almışsınız.
Tebrikler,ellerinize sağlık!

Hello Selen,
Extraordinary birds photographed in their habitat.
..very good moment due to their posture.
Furthermore I like your low point of view.

The pose times two does the trick here Selen,
Very good details, colors, DOF, exposure, and POV of this darling duet :)
Well done!

Great shot Selen and great momento of this jaribus.

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