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Wattled Jacana- for Annick

Wattled Jacana- for Annick
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-26
Categories: Birds, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America, annick vanderschelden's favourites, Dedications at Trek Nature part Four, Birds of PERU, Fauna of NEOTROPIC (Central & South America) Reg. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-16 2:42
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Wattled Jacana (Juvenile)
Jacana jacana

2 days ago Annick posted a photo of African jacana from South Africa. I was amazed by their long feet and claws,which almost looked like a pen to me :o) Today I want to share with you another Jacana- The Wattled Jacana- a juvenile, and I would like to dedicate this Latin beauty to Annick.

*The Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana is a wader which is a resident breeder from western Panama and Trinidad south through most of South America east of the Andes.

The jacanas are a group of wetland birds, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

The Wattled Jacana lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The male, as with other jacanas and some other wader families like the phalaropes, takes responsibility for incubation, with two eggs held between each wing and the breast. The females are polyandrous, and will help to defend the nests of up to four mates.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are 17-23cm long, but the females are larger than the males. The adults have a chestnut back and wing coverts, with the rest of the body mainly black. In flight the greenish yellow flight feathers are obvious. The yellow bill extends up as a red coot-like head shield and a reddish wattle, and the legs and very long toes are dull blue-grey. There is a long sharp spur on the bend of the wing.

Young birds initially have entirely white underparts, and can always be identified by the presence of white in their plumage.

There are six races, with the nominate J. j. jacana being the most widespread. Several of the other subspecies are similar, but J. j. hypomelaena of western Panama and northern Colombia has all the chestnut plumage replaced by black, and J. j. scapularis of western Ecuador has some black feathers on its chestnut shoulders, and white outer primary feathers.

This species produces a range of noisy rattling calls.

The Wattled Jacana's food is insects, other invertebrates and seeds picked from the floating vegetation or the water’s surface.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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Hi Selen,

Wonderful shot of this Wattled Jacana, excellent detail, really well framed and composed in the natural environment, all the best,

Cheers Rick :0)

Hi Selen,
A interesting bird species, the uniformity of the water plants help display the birds plumage well.
thanks for sharing,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-07-16 3:06]

Selamlar Selen hanım. çok güzel bir kuş. hiç görmemiştim. Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Selen, çok güzel bir çekim olmuş, detaylarda nefis, ellerine sağlık.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-16 3:11]

Hi Selene,
great shot, a love the setting amongst all those water plants. Perfect DOF and very good detail, well done.

Hi Selen,

Beautiful shot.Excellent composition,light and sharpness.

Hi Selen,

Nice shot well selected with the way it stands out from the background. Your handling of the exposure for the black and white areas is also excellent.


Merhaba Selen hanım. Peru'nun tüm kuşlarını sizden görücez sanırım. Çok da ilginç ve değişik kuş türleri var. Bu da çok tatlı ir kuşa benziyor. Elinize sağlık.

Hello selen,
Beautiful shot of watteled jacana,very nice composition and lovely colours,perfect sharpness and DOF,
well done,

Selam Selen hanım, ne kadar sevimli bir kuş bu böyle. Gerçekten tatlı. Teknik açıdan herşey mükemmel. Elinize sağlık.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-16 5:57]

Hola Selen,
deliciosa imagen y dedicatoria...
bello pov y estupendo foco.
buen encuadre,

Splendida cattura in questo bellissimo habitat, molto bella la composizione per la postura elegante dell'uccello su questo tappeto di foglie ravvivato dalle goccioline d'acqua, buona definizione, molto belli e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-16 10:28]

Hello Selen,
Beautiful photo of this Wattled Jacana in good sharpness, details and great natural colours. Great DOF and environment.

Dear Selen
What a wonderful scene you show us here ;O)
Great exposure,composition and POV.Superb shot my friend.

Good Luck

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-16 12:04]
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Hello Selen,
A fine capture of a juvenile Wattled Jacana with fine sharpness and from a fine POV as it walks on the thick carpet of water hyacinths, against which it stands out very well. Nice tribute to Annick, who has delighted us with so many fine images.
TFS this beauty,

Hi Selen,
Excellent capture of this Wattled Jacana with good pose and composition, excellent DOF showing the interesting habitat, sharp details and nice colours.
Best wishes

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-16 13:44]
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Hi Selen

Great shot - excellent detail and pose - I also like the habitat you have included.


This looks like a larger version of a killdeer almost.
I like the plantation surrounding this bird. Makes a good background.
A very clear shot for that distance.
Have a nice sleep.

kitaplardan görmeye alıştığımız Güney Amerikanın meşhur türlerini tek tek göstermeye devam etmeniz ne güzel. elinize sağlık Selen hanım, çok güzel bir Jakana çekimi. paylaşımınız için teşekkürler, sağlıcakla kalın, selamlar.

Merhaba Selen,
Great shot and a nice dedication indeed!
I loved this image with the lust greenery around the bird!
the exposure and focus is spot on with fine sharpness, nice colour and details
many thanks for this great sharing

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-07-16 19:24]

Beautiful Image Selen,
Extremely sharp with great details and lovely colours. Love the habitat that you've captured it in. Wonderful notes, very informative!!

Hello Selen,
Interesting capture as the bird walks across these water plants, they provide great contrast to subject. Also like the small drops of water throughout, they add that touch of sparkle ;}
Very good detail/DOF, POV, color, and exposure.
Annick will love this, I'm sure.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-17 0:40]

Hi Selen.
What a nice place you have pictured. Amazing scenery and so attractive water plants. At such wonderful scene cute bird is looked very nicely. You managed to show all beauty of the bird, its details, coloration and elegance. Well done and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-17 1:32]

Hello Selen,
well presented shot this wattled jacana with splendid colours,nice pose and BG with good compo.
TFS well done

Hi Selen
Great bird but also fantastic surronding. Floating Salvinia carpet on the surface of water. Great delicate green, good sharpness I like it very much
Best wishes

This is a very well controlled shot of this beautiful Jacana from a considerable distance with your long lens, Selen.
I admire the way you have secured selective focus on the bird and the vegetation immediately around it.
The picture offers excellent details and colours on the subject.
TFS and regards.

fon ve kuş çok yakişmış ellerine saglık selen

Merhaba Selen,
What a lovely shot!Perfectly real, perfectly sharp!

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-17 8:23]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Görmek söyle dursun, hakkında hemen hiç bilgimizin olmadığı bu kuşları enfes kareleriniz sayesinde yakından görmüş gibi oluyoruz. Paylaşımınız için çok teşekkürler. Başarılı çalışmalarınızın devamını diliyorum. Hoşçakalın.

Ola Selen

Belafoto com otimos detalhes e cores agradaves, a nitidez esta excelente juntamente com a focalização deste jaçanã, muito belo, a luminosida esta otima.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-07-17 11:58]

Merhaba Selen hanım yeşillikler içinde çok güzel durmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Selen,
Thank you very much. I do appreciate this. I wasn't very satisfied about my Jacana actually...but I was also amazed by their long feet and claws:-)).
In your beautiful pic you can't see these but this juvenile is definitely using them in this kind of habitat. Nicely done!
Once again...thanks a lot!

Hi Selen,
Great natural picture...Pose, detail color is beautiful...Nice bird....Composition perfect... Regards

Merhaba Selen,
I like this juvenil walking over floating vegetation and the odd blurred effect on BG. Very good approaching and nice soft light. Only a bit centered but´s a minor detail.

Nice shot Selen great detail and quality, with interesting environment. Selamlar Necip

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-18 19:19]

Hello Selen

A beautiful capture of this Jacana.
The detail is terrific.
The water lettuce makes a lovely setting.
Excellent POV and DOF.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-19 2:33]

Hello Selen,
Fine capture of this beautiful Jacana striding along on the Water Hyacinths. I believe they've become a pest in many places, covering large areas of water in no time.
Great focus on the bird though and fine details and colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Hi selen
Just marking for now

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-24 8:06]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Islak yapraklar üzerinde ne kadar güzel duruyor.Çok hoş bir çalışma olmuş.Ellerinize sağlık!

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-07-29 12:04]

Hello Selen,

Nice picture of this young Jacana walking over the vegetation. Good pov and exposition. The only thing is that the bird is a little bit too centered within the image. Putting the bird on the right following the 1/3 rule will help to bring more impact to the picture.

Thanks for sharing :-)


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