"Los Haitises" is a natural parc on the south-west part of the Samana peninsula, located north-east of the Dominican Republic.
This wonderful area is a little bit more than 200 km² but only the shallow coast is accessible due to the inextricable mangrove ecosystem. Full of plants, fishes and birds, caves and artefacts of the disappeared Tainos people, this is a paradise for the people who want to discover the great Historic and Natural ressources of this country.
To discover, there is no accessible road. You need to take a boat from the small town called Sanchez, on the other side of the bay and after a 30 minute trip, you reach an unforgetable place.
I took this lovely birds unknown to me from the little boat navigating between the Mogotes which are small islands which form ans coast probably similar to the Halong bay. Returning to Sanchez, we passed by an area with dozens of wood poles in the middle of the sea with various lovely birds having a sunbath...
Anyone who can identify these lovely birds, please let me know.
Cropped, reframed, staurated a little bit, I also tried to decrease the overexposure of the top feathers.
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Vagabond (5848) 2004-03-29 14:44
Excellent picture with very accurate definition and DOF. Congratulations ..
smael (2878) 2004-03-29 15:00
Difficult light you managed to solve quite good here. Still I find it a bit "grey" in the background, and the feathers a bit burnt out.
When it comes to your question I'm sorry that I can't be of any help...
mogens-j (56) 2004-03-29 15:52
Beautiful birds Steven - I am pretty sure the name is Sterna caspia - I could not fins the English name but it is some kind of tern (the largest one I know of by the way with a body lenght of 47-54 cm and a wingspan up to 145 cm). It is very rare in Danmark and I have never seen one live.
I will say that you did a very good job here though the white is a little burne but I can live with that and it is very difficult to avoid on white birds.
Intruder (3099) 2004-03-29 16:10
excellent DOF and composition, well done
Didi (52437) 2004-03-29 17:21
Un revenant qui revient de loin et qui ramène dans son panier de belles images :-)
On dirairait une variété de Sterne Pierregarin, c'est assez ressemblant.
La composition et la netteté sont parfaites, mais une légère sous exposition était nécessaire.
Liora (1857) 2004-03-29 17:56
Beautiful shot! excellent texture and great natural composition... They kind of look like soldiers waiting for an inspection to me...
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-10 6:39
Ils ont une super tête ces oiseaux! J'adore..
Hansvdberg (54) 2005-04-02 16:11
Not enough points for this beautiful picture!
lunicrax (72) 2005-04-26 14:52
Amazing bird composition... I esp. like the one, whose body is hidden behind the rock and only his head peeks out - it has a lot of life, this photo!
Albrecht (11279) 2005-09-20 13:02
A very good picture and well cropped and great compo with beautiful colours.
< regards Albrecht >
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, Nikon TC-E15ED 420mm, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/7.4, 1/182 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Theme(s): birds /oiseaux, Animals, Birds II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-29 14:27