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The Repose of Swan

The Repose of Swan
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds 2 - Aves Acuáticas 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-04 5:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)

Description: The plumage of completely white color, with form of goose of long neck and tail very short.
White color except the ends of the primary ones of white color. The wide affluent tip and legs of rosaceous orange color and the red rainbow. The immature one is of gray coloration uniform.

Lengths (in mm.)
Total 1125
Tail 140
Peak 67

Habitat: One is in lakes and lagoons of the region.
Customs observations: It is fed such on elements that the swan of black neck and in the same way.

Nest building: They construct it in neighborhoods of the water, and in the same way that the swan of black neck almost on the water hardly elevated between scrubs or reedbeds hardly on the level of the water but with but much material which the one of the swan, with much tender vegetation and much featherbed in their similar interior to the nests of bustards and as they when leaving the nest completely covers with that featherbed.
They put of 4 to 6 eggs of absolute white color of 89 xs 60 mm. approx.

Song: It emits a fort specially shout when it flies, of where obtains his name of coscoroba.

Migration and residence: Before the winter most of the population is transferred towards the north of its distribution. In Chile they arrive until Santiago and to the east of the continent they are concentrated between Buenos Aires, Paraguay, Uruguay and the south of Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul. They have seen some even more the north, arriving until the center of Brazil.
It is a resident that nidify, making migrations in the entrance of the winter towards the north.

Population density - abundance: This considered at the present time like in extinction risk in this area, does about 20 years back was very common but at the present time it is not in amounts like before. Is almost always associate with the swans of black neck.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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To Pamela: Gracias...RAP 1 11-12 07:30
To Callie: Thank you...RAP 1 11-04 15:08
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-04 5:36]

Classic photo of a classic bird. Amazing quality of water droplets and water itself.

Nice shot, Ricardo. The detail is exceptional. Some sharp areas in the white, but that is not a huge nit. And a good composition. Well done!

Excellent Ricardo.
First time I see one.
Good sharpness, nice colours and a good composition.
Very good and informative note.
Great work.

I am scared to take these type of shots. The whites can overexpose easily. You did very well Ricardo. Love the drops from the beak. Great shot.

You captured a wonderful momment, clean, crisp shot. I like the water and the drops off the beak.
Well done


Ricardo, Difficult conditions handled very well with great results! The falling water-droplets add very nicely here..Very Very Nice!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-04 10:01]

A very nice shot.
Good control of the whites,excellent capture of the water drops.
Good work,well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-04 11:33]

Beautiful portrait Ricardo, the swan is very well seen and the water dripping from the beak is a vary nice touch.

Well done.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-04 12:17]

This is a real beauty. I love those shiny drops of water and their ripples in the water. You also did very well on the whites.

Thanks for posting

tres bon travail Ricardo !
la composition dans sont enssemble est exellente, meme si le sujet est assez commun tu en as fait un clichet unique :)
good work.

Hi Ricardo
beautiful Coscoroba and the water is magic! The dripping tap effect is the cherry on the cake, well done!

Nice one Ricardo as has been said the whites are good.
This one had me reaching for the books again as i didnt know it, turns out to be an intresting speices might be worth you having a look at this web site from the WWF (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) callie knows the place he's been there.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-04 15:24]

This is so good it's going straight to my favourites.

Very good photo Ricardo. The whites have been handled nicely and show good detail. The drips from its beak add to the scene wonderfully. Nice one.

Hello Ricardo

Stunning shot. I particularly like the capture of the water droplets. Very nice to view. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image!

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-11-05 17:32]

Immagine di grandissima naturalezza!!
Molto tenera, ottima illuminazione, suggestivo il particolare delle gocce d'acqua! (secondo me queste gocce rendono l'immagine ancora più statica, anche se dovrebbe essere il contrario)

Ricardo, como has dicho, no he criticado tus fotos pues me siento con poco conocimientos para hacerlo pues tus fotos son muy buenas y yo no tengo tantas experiencia. En este caso, esta que escogí para escribirte me gusta porque me encantan los cisnes. Tú eres un profesional!!!

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