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Glareola pratincola

Glareola pratincola
: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
: Animals
: 2008-04-20
: Birds
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500
More Photo Info: [view]
: 2010-12-14 11:53
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Glareola pratincola (Linnaeus 1766)
Collared Pratincole or Common Pratincole,

Glareola pratincola, is a wader of the family Glareolidae.
It is a species of Europe, southwest Asia and Africa, wintering in tropical Africa.
In Cyprus it is an uncommon passage migrant found in the wetlands during spring and autumn.

Regards, Christodoulos

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nice portrait, TFS Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in nice pose, splendid light, fine details, beautiful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Another magnificent image this time of the gorgeous Common Pratincole. Bravo Christodoulos, I am impressed with the quality of the image. Fantastic highlights/mid tones and shadows. Brilliant color gamut and sharpness! What I do not understand is the use of such close aperture settings as f/13 here! Why?
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding capture with excellent details, splendid colours and
amazing clarity. Very good exposure. Perfect focus and lovely
composition. Exceptional sharpness.

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Collared Pratincole taken from an excellent POV with outstanding sharpness and marvellous bright colours, a very nice composition with a beautiful pose of the bird
Best regards

hello Christo
this is a super sharpness pose with great details nice BG and beautiful colours
sorry i have no more smile,s
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-14 12:42]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a very nice shot of this beautiful bird. Nice POV, compo and BG. I like these colors, TFS,
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Great pic! Absoluetly perfect!


Geia sou Christodoule,
This photo is outstanding, very sharp and crystal-clear.

Hi Christodoulos

Excellent shot of this pratincole, you certainly got nice and close to him. Great sharpness and plumage details.


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  • sotos (313)
  • [2010-12-14 14:16]

Γεια σου Χριστοδουλε
Εξαιρετικη ληψη με πολυ μεγαλη ευκρινεια και ομορφη αποδοση χρωματων.
Μπραβο και καλη συνεχεια.
Sotos from kerkini lake


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6198 W: 89 N: 15305] (64084)
  • [2010-12-14 15:03]

Perfect portrait,impressive details,sharpness and colors...always difficult to take birds,now i know after my first..ehhehe..thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Γεια σου Χριστόδουλε,

excellent picture, great sharpness!!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-14 23:48]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of Glareola pratincola, TFS!

Hi Christodoulos,
i only say wow - perfect!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-12-15 0:36]

Hello Christodoulos,
lovely capture of this little pretty bird. The sharpness of the details are really wonderful.
The dark shiny eye is the treasure in this shit, besides the smooth soft feather.
Excellent view and the the agile pose is so special that give a good attractive composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2010-12-15 1:02]

Hello Christodoulos,
Again a fantastic photo. This time of a Collared Pratincole. Taken from an excellent low POV. Amazing sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours. Great DOF and composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-15 6:26]

What a majestic and proud looking bird species, wonderful portrait. tfs.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-15 8:22]

Hello Christodoulos
Another perfect capture
Thanks for sharing

Another beautiful photo Christodoulos!!! Perfect eye focus shot, detail is rich and pleasant, lighting and exposure very well handled. Considering the rarity of the species for Cyprus this photo is another brick on the knowledge wall!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Trs belle valorisation du sujet sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprcier la finesse des dtails avec une remarquable opposition sur l'arrire plan.
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-12-17 14:08]

Hola Chris, una foto espectacular y una especie verdaderamente hermosa, gracias por compartir y saludos desde Costa Rica...

Hello Christodoulos

Beautiful photo of this species of bird
in its gracious pose and lovely eye-contact,
wonderful light, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details, the catch-light render the
eye-contact more beautiful, TFS


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