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Giant Wood-Rail

Giant Wood-Rail
Photo Information
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: 2004-08-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acußticas, Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-15 7:56
Viewed: 8146
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The Giant Wood-Rail (Aramides Ypecaha) is a bird pertaining to the order of the Gruiformes (Rallidae family).

Their basic characteristics is the showy colors of their chest, head and tip. It reaches the 42 cm. of height.

Its distribution includes good part of the east of the South America (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina).

The habitat includes Swamps, Rice fields, wooded wet lands.

The image was caught in the limits of the Ecological Reserve Costanera Sur, during a descendant of the River of the Plata. The ground that is appraised is the typical sedimentary mud that leaves to the call formerly River color of Lion.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

ellis49, alainh, Callie, nwoehnl, carper, japie, PDP, gerhardt, letr, TAZ, pompey, JeanMichel, pione has marked this note useful
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To ornis: Thanks Jean Michel...RAP 1 08-31 16:48
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Great Ricardo
It looks funny with the big feets.
Nice color and good sharpness.
Good note
Well done.

bonjour Ricardi.
comme le dit Ellis49, cet oiseau est tres drole avec ses pates qui semblent Únormes par rapport Ó son corps. Ses couleurs sont belles et bien mise en valeur par la vase.
tre joli

Nice "catched" Ricardo, were you so close by with this bird ?
It;s a funny animal too.

Hi Ricardo, Thanks for sharing, this is numero uno Rail, a big guy and I like it! Recognised the species immediately, not the specific ine because we do not have this one.

Great catch, Ricardo, I've never seen this bird before. A very intriguing color combination on this guy and he really has quite big feet :-) The muddy ground contrasts pretty well with the bird, and brings an interesting texture of its own to your composition. Well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-15 13:03]

Nice one Ricardo
I really like the shot, very good cmposition, great details and I like the sand, very good note too, very good job.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-15 13:38]

Good capture and I like the composition. Good work!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-15 14:30]

Funny looking thing! Good pov and compostition. Nice colours to the bird although he looks like a bird that a child would colour in with crayons :-). Great job Ricardo!

This is a strange looking bird. I've never seen it before. I love the texture of the mud in BG. Nice capture here. Thanx Ricardo.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 50 N: 47] (130)
  • [2004-08-15 18:27]

great colors on the bird with the contrasting background, unussual pov , but well taken !!

Very nice Ricardo I like the way it is strolling across the Tidal mud flats here.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-16 1:23]

Nice picture with good colors ! And this bird looks funny ;-)

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2004-08-25 16:51]

Lovely picture of a rather comical looking bird, almost prehistoric looking.
You have caught the textures of the feathers and subtle colour changes very well.
Well caught Ricardo!

What I like here is this Wood-Rail walking in diagonal in the frame with a resolutely pace, and the regular darker spots in the sand. From the thumbnail, it looks like a bird walking in a heavy rain. Very good framing and POV, allowing this. Colors are unique!

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2004-10-19 10:47]

Secondo m questa Ŕ un'immagine interessantissima!!
Rende bene l'idea della ricerca del cibo, e che questa attivitÓ potrebbe anche essere, a volte, pi¨ difficoltosa del solito!

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