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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Threskiornithidae (Ibises & Spoonbills) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 4:19
Viewed: 6623
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of ibis that occurs in tropical South America and Trinidad and Tobago. It is the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago and is featured on their coat of arms along with the Rufous-vented Chachalaca.

Adults are 56-61 cm long and weigh 650g. They are completely scarlet, except for black wing-tips. They nest in trees, laying two to four eggs. Their diet includes crustaceans and similar small marine animals.

This species is very closely related to the American White Ibis and is sometimes considered conspecific with it.

While the species may have occurred as a natural vagrant in southern Florida in the late 1800s, all recent reports of the species in North America have been of introduced or escaped birds. Eggs from Trinidad were placed in White Ibis nests in Hialeah Park in 1962, and the resulting population hybridised with the native ibis, producing "pink ibis" that are still occasionally seen.

Taken: Cotswold Wildlife Park

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Hi Joe
Nice weather-action shot of this red guy :)
Details and colours are really good.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-13 6:32]

Hi Joe, very brightly coloured bird here! Great to see him in action. All nice and sharp with great water movement. You have caught the light well giving a vivid range of colours. Good composition.

Hello Joe nice work good sharpness and frozen water particles great colour and well composed a big improvement from you tfs rgds Necip

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-14 2:52]

Hi Joe,
Excellent colors and I love the water splashing all over. Great focus and good details and nice POV

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-17 2:00]

Hello Joe,
I like very much your colored bather and the droplets around him.
The "+++" : composition, subject, pose, sharpness, DOF, colors, light, exposure, useful note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

Hi Joe,
very brightly coloured bird here!


Hello Joe,

Man this is a wonderful shot! Love the Colours and saturation, excellent BG! Great sharpness and detail in his face. Very well composed, thank you for sharing and checking out my work as well! Take care.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-21 16:45]

Hi Joe,
Nice capture with vivid colors. Very good focus and sharpness. TFS

Beautiful shot at a great moment!

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