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pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-03 1:00
Viewed: 626
Points: 16
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The pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) is a large black and white wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. They breed in temperate Europe and western and Central Asia. It is a migratory species and most winter in Africa or southern Asia. Some remain to winter in the mildest parts of their range, for example in southern Spain and southern England.

This species gets its English and scientific names from the Venetian name avosetta. It appeared first in Aldrovandi's Ornithologia (1603). While the name may refer to black and white outfits once worn by European advocates or lawyers, the actual etymology is unknown.Other common names include black-capped avocet, Eurasian avocet or just avocet.(Wikipedia)

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Schitterende weergave Siegfried , scherp van kop tot staart en prima oogkontakt.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-03 6:14]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice photo of this Pied Avocet in beautiful natural colours, good sharpness and taken from a perfect low POV.
Enjoy the weekend,

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice walking pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good weel end, ciao Silvio

hallo Siegfried
very good picture with nice details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Siegfried,
Very beautiful beak! Well captured. I like its slow but steady pose! Well natural color.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6482 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2015-07-03 11:05]

Hi Siggi,beautiful pose looking for something to eat in this low water,excellent capture of this avocet made in the usual top quality.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-07-03 15:02]

you must be camping in Netherlands forever Siggi :D, .. and you're right, .. Great take of this beauty in a pretty emblematic position, .. well done!

nuri :)

Hello Siegffied,
Une superbe photo, saisie dans un moment intéressant avec une position en équilibre
Bon W E

Hello Siggi
excellente capture of avocet, very sharp details, great light on the white feathers whitout oversharpening
Have a good sunday

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