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Anthropoides virgo

Anthropoides virgo
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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: 2012-03-25
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 3:38
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Points: 70
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Anthropoides virgo (Linnaeus 1758)
Synonym Grus virgo
Demoiselle Crane,

Anthropoides virgo is the smallest species of crane (family Gruidae). It is 85–100 cm long with a wingspan of 155–180 cm. It is grey with a long white neck stripe, and black on head and foreneck which extends down over the chest in a plume. The crown is white.
It is found from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. There is also a small breeding population in Turkey. It is a migratory species. Birds from western Eurasia migrate in Africa for the winter whilst the birds from Asia, Mongolia and China spend the winter in the Indian subcontinent.

In Cyprus Anthropoides virgo is a fairly regular passage migrant in late August and early September. It is less frequent in spring.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-30 3:41]

Spectacular walking trio! What a beautiful specie,not usual to see on this gallery,and what a fantastic capture whit the usual top quality of sharpness,colors and details,very nice 3D effect too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-30 3:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
How did you organize this? What a fantastic composition!
Great photo in superb sharpness, details and beautiful natural colurs. Excellent DOF and POV.

An absolute gem ....this one is , Christodoulos! You did it again! The use of f/8 is just great! Brilliant natural colors and simplicity! What an elegant species!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos
Magnificent trio
Excellent photo, very good sharpness, DOF and POV

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2012-03-30 4:21]

Wonderful capture of the elegant birds.. Excellent sharpness, clarity and lighting.. Good use of DOF, the colors and tones are natural and a very lovely composition.. TFS


wow, love the "marching order" and the middle one especially, so dark with vibrant eye and contact! Well done! Really enjoyed this

Perfect!!! In position and composition, in sharpness and colours.....

Formation well seen and captured, Chris. These Cranes look so elegant!
Your bird pictures are always a pleasure to behold and this one is no exception. Technically superb image. I love those red eyes!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-30 6:41]

Hello Christodoulos.
Wonderful picture of these three Cranes. It really is very beautiful with the lovely setting. Marvelous natural colors and good details of the three birds. A fantastic composition.Best regarts Siggi

Bonjour Christodoulos,
C'est très beau, bien vu et surtout très bien restitué.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-03-30 6:58]

Amazing formation on this picture.
Successful timing and perspective.
Pleasing light and colour.

Ciao Christodoulos. Great tris here MF! Excelelnte DOF stunning detaisl and impressive colours. Best compliments.


Hello Christodoulos,

A very nice walking stance - proclaiming we are family. Terrific eyes and contact with exotic birds.


hello Christodoulos
Yes this is very good
Great details and super sharpness
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-30 8:44]

Hi Chris,

Perfect composition. Three splendid birds in line.Great sharpness and natural colors and a perfect red eye.


Hi Chrisodoulos.
Are they soldiers? Is it some kind of march?
Amazing photo. Great sharpness and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of these Birds, great sharpness and very nice, fine details, TFS!

striking cranes ! pity they are so rare here, have a nice weekend, Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, fascinating composition with fantastic trio, excellent clarity, splendid light, fine details mand wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

What a beauties


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-30 13:21]

Hi Christodoulos
very nice trio, perfect pose

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic capture of this trio.Beautiful pose,POV and composition.Wonderful colors and sharp details.Love it!
Thank You,
Kind regards

Ciao Christodoulos.
Foto eccellente,non ho parole complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-03-30 16:17]

Hello Chris!
Lovely shot!Wow!!!!Amazing moment and you did not miss the chance!A masterpiece,indeed!Bravo!TFS
Best wishes,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-03-30 22:19]

Superb! A specie I nevere seen and it's very rare visitor in my country. Thaks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-31 2:06]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Very funny trio of Demoiselles Crane passing by like on a parade! Love this kind of vivid shots. As usual well chosen composition and beautiful light. Amazing red eyes, beautiful contrast to the grey surroundings.
I wish you a nice weekend

Hi Chris,
Nice shot, good detail, excellent natural colours.

Hello Christodoulos,
What an amazingly beautiful capture? The sharpness and detail is impeccable. Your POV, light balance and those red eyes makes this an excellent composition my friend.
Best regards,

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice triple.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-01 1:57]

Hello Christodoulos,
amazing shot with the moment well timed. Excellent scenery and its like a marching band so nice, well uniformed and clear view.
Excellent job.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-04-01 12:12]

Beautiful group! Such graceful birds! You caught them in a particular charming light and posture.

Very fine photography, indeed!

All the best,


Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! excellent timing to have shot these
Demoiselle Cranes in their graceful pose
and with the foot movement of one, very fine
POV and DOF, excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


Hello Christodoulos.
Fantastic trio captured marching under the bright light. Love the symphony and details of your presentation. Beautiful image and thanks for sharing.

HI Chris,
You always capture such nice moments with great clarity & here the i like the parallel walk of these birds.
Captured with good details & good eye contact. I like the red eyes too. Well done & TFS.

Yiasou Christodoule
A beautifully composed photograph of these superb birds, excellent detail and light, good colours.
with best regards

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-04-17 12:33]

Hi Chris!
What a fantastic capture! :)) Nice birds (new for me) Perfect sharpness and excellent blurred BG. Splendid lighting!
Very well done.
ciao! vanda

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