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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-26 2:48
Viewed: 3597
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Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cursorius cursor (Latham 1787)
Cream-colored Courser

Cursorius cursor is a land-dueling species of the family Glareolidae (the same family as the Pratincole).
It is a bird of dry open country and semi-desert, where it typically hunts its insect prey by running on the ground.
Its distribution covers the Canary Islands, north Africa and southwest Asia. They are partially migratory, with northern and northwestern birds wintering in India, Arabia and across the southern edge of the Sahara. Some birds also breed in the southern desert regions in northwestern India and Pakistan.

In Cyprus Cursorius cursor is a very rare migrant which visits Cyprus mainly in spring. There are 1-5 sightings every year.

Alex99, maurydv, siggi, paolo49, cobra112, rousettus, Argus, vanda, maaciejka, Pitoncle, marius-secan, ana974, lousat, brech, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-26 3:39]

Hi Christodoulos.
It is a very beautiful, elegant species. You have presented it by the best way I think. Tiniest details of the bird are reproduced superbly. Scenery is also very pictorial. Delicate lighting and colours are suitable for this charming creature excellently too. Well done and TFS.

Hallo Christodoulos,
another fantastic capture, superb sharpness and wnderful natural colourts, i like very much the special environment, excellent from all aspect
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, wonderful soft colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-26 4:21]

Hello Christodoulos,
this is a very nice shot. I love the lighting and the composition is very good too. The details and sharpness are very good. I love the colors. Very nice catchlight in the eye, and excelent DOF.
Best regards Siggi

this is a perfect portrait, I assume the plants are Anthemis rigida and Medicago marina?

Hello Christodoulos, another stunning capture of this bird. Your skill in taking and post-treatment images is truly amazing. Another masterpiece added to your collection will further glory. All the best, paul

Ciao Christodoulos. Impressive DOF with perfect details/sharp for the interesting bird. Great blurry graphic BG.


Hi Christodoulos
congratulations on really this handsome bird's wonderful capture. I have seen its flock once two years ago. They are very beautiful.
photographically this is great, with focus, details, exposure and POV/DOF. coloration also superb. thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

Hello Christodoulos,
I like the bird`s pose, details are fine and colours looks nice. The BG is also excellent. Well done!

hello Christo
a beautiful picture with great details and super sharpness
very nice pose
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-26 7:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb portrait of a bird that I have been longing to photograph, but have never succeeded!
Technically perfect, as it the low POV against the OOF natural BG and the lighting and natural colours.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Simply out of this world image Christodoulos! Let me be rather speechless today here!
George Veltchev

πανέμορφο πουλί, πολύ καλή η φωτό παρουσίασή σου, χρώμα και σύνθεση το περιβάλλον του! καλό βράδυ Χριστόδουλε

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-26 10:43]

Hi Christodoulos!
Very good portrait of this nice bird, captured in nice pose. The image is perfectly clear with fine details of the plumage. Beautiful blurred BG. Splendid pastel, soft colours.
A wonderful, curate composition: congratulations.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Christodoulos,
perfect sharpness, amazing colours. Excellent point of view.
Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle et fière attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos,
Lovely bird with amazing colors, details and excellent focus. Very good composition with superb sharpness and perfect exposure.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-26 14:42]

Hi Christodoulos !
Beautiful pic from this lovely bird.An absolutely simple and elegant presentation.Well done my friend!Many concrats!
A super sunday !
Best wishes from,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-26 15:56]

Fantastic capture whit the best of quality and a very nice scenary full of colors too,your pics are always at the top...Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

hello Christodoulos

WOW ! what a great and beautiful close-up photo
of this lovely bird, very fine POV, DOF, framing,
beautiful light, great focus sharpness and details
and the catch-light render the photo more beautiful,



Hello Christodoulos,

There are indeed many strange habits among our feathered friends..!
This is a pleasant recording, from a fine eye to eye point of view...
Excellent details in the plumage and the colours look so natural..!

Pablo -

Hello Makris
Another perfect capture from you
Thanks for sharing

hi Chris - a very fine sharpness with excellent POV. The colors of the picture is great. TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-27 8:11]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another excellent photo taken from a perfect low POV. Fantastic sharpness, details and DOF. What a beauty! Very beautiful environment.

Good evening,
I missed your pic because I was absent some days.
Great shot, as usual very clear and sharp and a beautiful bird.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-28 14:01]

Hello Christodoulos
A very nice kind and very nice photo, colors, sharpness, composition is very beautiful.
Congratulations and best regards ..

Increíble luz, nitidez... y fondo.
Un trabajo extraordinario y de gran delicadeza Christodoulos:
J. Ignasi.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-04 1:45]

Hi Chris,

Wonderful bird. I have nevre seen this species. Its very elegant and I like the colors and the pose.


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