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Lucky
Photo Information
Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Minolta AF 75-300
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-09 13:49
Viewed: 4612
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo is taken out of a bus on the way to Monteverde.
Earlier on the holidays we have droven many hours to see the Spoonbills near the lake Cano Negro. But I did not see them over there.
So that´s why I was lucky.


"The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja, sometimes separated in the monotypic genus Ajaja) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. It is a mainly resident breeder in South America, the Caribbean, and the Gulf coast of the USA.Roseate Spoonbill nests in mangrove trees, laying 2-5 eggs. It does not usually share colonies with storks or herons.
This species is unmistakable. It is 80cm tall, with a 120cm wingspan. It is long-legged, long-necked and has a long, spatulate bill. Adults have a bare greenish head, white neck, breast and back, and are otherwise a deep pink. The bill is grey.
Sexes are similar, but immature birds have white feathered heads and the pink of the plumage is paler. The bill is yellowish or pinkish. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched.
This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters on fish, frogs and other water creatures, swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups."

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bonjour vivian
l'oiseau n'est pas tres net et le fond bruité,mais le POV et les couleurs font que je donne 1 point.
laurent

Hello,
very nice shot. Only regrets is that picture is a little blur (certainly due to the fact you took it from bus).
This is why I propose you a little WS with sharpening only.
Regards
JM

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