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Platalea ajaja

Platalea ajaja
Photo Information
Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-10 4:54
Viewed: 5508
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An image taken in my first 2009 photographic sesion in Monte laggon, near my town. I wait some minutes hidden between vegetation. We suffer draught this mlast months ans waers are scarse, bird arrives to shallow water to feed. This species is for me one of the most beautful.

I hope you like it. Thanks for comment

From Wikipedia

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes (disputed)

Family: Threskiornithidae

Genus: Platalea

Species: P. ajaja

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.

The Roseate Spoonbill nests in trees, often mangroves, laying 2 to 5 eggs. It is 80 cm tall, with a 120–130 cm wingspan. It is long-legged and 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. In 2006, a banded bird 16 years old was discovered, the oldest known individual. This bird easily mistaken for a flamingo by someone who has not seen it before.

This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters on fish, crustaceans and shrimp and (maybe) other water creatures, swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups.

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Ciao Harnan, lovely bird with fantastic colors, fascinating reflections, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Hernan,
This is a beautiful capture with nice details and a goof DOF. The composition of your photo is very fine.
This Roseate Spoonbill is a very strange bird, with this red eyes.
Well done

Hola Hernán,
Hermosos los colores capturados en esta foto.
Me gusta mucho el reflejo mas el contraste de los verdes con los rojos-rosas del ave.
Lograste gran cantidad de nítidos detalles.
Excelente imagen y gracias por compartirla.
Un gran saludo,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-10 6:34]
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hello Hernan,
C'est un oiseau à l'aspect bien curieux que tu nous montres ici. Je ne le connaissais pas. Tu as réussi à en faire une image brillante avec le contraste entre la surface de l'eau changeant de couleur du haut vers le bas et le plumage rose de Platalea ajaja (quel nom!).Bien vu, vraiment.

hello Harnan
beautiful picture
great colours and sharpness
i like the picture very mutch

greeting lou

Hola Hernan,
Has sacado todo el jugo ha ésta encantadora fotografía, tanto por el color como por la composición.
Saludos. Ferran

beautiful. Well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-10 11:38]

Hi dear friend.
You managed to catch a wonderful bird which I have never seen before. Colourfulness of the image is superb and reproduction of the fine bird, its plumage and even expression of the "face" are outstanding. I also like wonderful capture of the scenery and mirror reflection of the bird in the water. My compliments and TFS. Excellent work.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-10 12:32]

Hello Hernan,
Beautiful photo of this Spoonbill. Great sharpness, details and natural colours. Nice reflection in the water. Good POV and DOF.

hello Hernan!
beautiful species of South American flamingo by vivid pink color and a distinctive beak spoonbill...well seen
best sERGIO

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-10 22:57]

Hallo Hernan,

You have started 2009 with a fine image. The bird is nicely shown in the image and its refelction on the water brings more value to the image. The plumage of the bird with its interesting colors can be well observed.

Thank you for sharing,

Ciao Hernan,
congratulazioni per questo buon inizio di anno e ti auguro un Felice 2009; bellissima immagine di questo uccello simile per forme ad una spatola e per colori ad un fenicottero, eccellenti POV e composizione con il bellissimo riflesso, straordinaria definizione e splendidi colori.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2009-01-15 11:35]

A very nice presentation of this cute bird with lovely reflections. Very nice sharpness and light. Thanks for sharing.

Great detail, color, and exposure Hernan.
The pose, POV, and reflection make it a winner :)
Well done,

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