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Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
著作權:Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
相機:Canon EOS Rebel XTI (400D), Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM
Exposure:f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version:Original Version
提交日期:2007-11-25 10:05
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Hello my friends, I'm back form my trip to Orlando, I was able to take some interesting wildlife pictures like this
Roseate Spoonbill.

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. In 2006, a banded bird 16 years old was discovered, the oldest known individual.[1]

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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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-25 10:10]

Hi Everton. This is a bird i have never seen in the wild may be one day. you have captured the details so well. with good natural colours. a good POV ./DOf . well done TFS. good notes too.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-25 10:23]

Hello Everton,

Nice composition. I have never seen this kind of sponbill. Good focus on the bird and nice colours.


Hello Everton,
This is a well balanced composition!
Fine details in the plumage, well exposed and with good colours...
Good focus on the bird, nicely blurred background!
Pablo -

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-11-25 11:09]

Hi Everton
Excellent Presentation.Good POV and sharp image.The details and colors are good and I like the pose of your subject.
TFS Michel

Hi Everton
what a nice shot of superb colored spoonbill. I like very much birds of the genus Platalea. We have another species, white P. leucocroida. Nice details and sharpness. Composition, POV/DOF also very nice. good notes. TFS, well done

Hi Everton,
This has very good exposure and natural colors.
Excellent POV, pose, and comp.
I really like the overall scene with the spoonbill above the water on this dead, curved tree trunk too :)
Well done!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-25 14:23]

Hola Everton,
delicados colores y sensacional pov,
buena captura, saludos

Salut,joli shot bien compos,les couleurs sont belles bien qu'un peut surexpos嶪,mais je sais que ce ne sont pas les couleurs les plus faciles capturer.Bien jou,le sujet est tr鋊 int廨essant.Bravo et merci

Hola Everton, en referencia a my fotograf燰 , aquella flor no estaba muriendo, sino que est en su m嫞ima expresi鏮, lo que ocurre es que los p彋alos tienen ese color verde y lila algo "sosos".
Tu fotograf燰 interesante para m ya que nunca hab燰 visto ese ave y creo que tampoco habita en Europa de forma natural (creo). Buena luz, excelente encuadre y la pose del ave es pr塶tica y bien conseguida. Que tengas una buena semana: Josep Ignasi Tejedor

Bonjour Everton,

Dr犨e d'animal, superbement bien pr廥ent...


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-26 2:05]

Hi Everton,
love your composition here, and the setting is great too. beautiful pink colour and some very nice detail - well done my friend!

Hello Everton,
This is trully a beautiful Spoonbill well captured with good pose!
Good clarity in beautiful colouration and details
a wonderful notes

Ol Everton,
Espl瘽dida fotografia!
Lindo p嫳saro de cores suaves e belas.
Excelente contraste e defini誽o.
Composi誽o super agrad嫛el.
Jos Roberto

Lovely well composed and detailed photo of this unusual bird. We have a very similar bird in South Africa but ours lacks the pink colour.

Hi Everton, splendid bird with wonderful colors, great sharpness and good details, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-11-29 4:44]

Hello Everton,
This is a beautiful composition showing the Roseate Spoonbill in a fine pose. Great sharpness and it stands out very nice against the background. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-29 8:51]

Hi Everton.
You managed to catch a true beauty. And I should say it was very difficult task considering the contrast subject. Exposure is spot on. I am impressed with the feather reproduction (texture and colours). Very impressive darks and deep BG (surroundings). Excellent picture. My compliments.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-29 9:08]

Hello Everton

That has got to be some tough plumage to wear if you're male,looks like a Vegas show girl.lol.
What a fancy looking bird,with excellent focus and plumage detail.
The colours are well saturated.
The bill shows well and is of interest.
Well placed in the frame.


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-12-01 11:33]

Salut Everton,
Superbe oiseau que tu as photographi. Les couleurs sont magnifiques. Le contexte et le d彋ail est excellent.

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