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Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The Eurasian Spoonbill or Common Spoonbill is a wading bird, breeding in southern Eurasia from Spain to Japan, and also in North Africa. Most birds migrate to the tropics in winter, with European breeders mainly going to Africa, but a few remaining in mild winter areas of western Europe. It occurs in marshy wetlands with some open shallow water, nesting in colonies in trees or reedbeds.
Lake Kerkini has been declared a National Nature Reserve and is protected by the International RAMSAR Convention. The lake is a paradise for bird watchers and nature photographers and presents thousands of birds (227 species), riverside forests, extended areas covered with water lilies and a great fish variety.
Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 4 years ago

    Super in flight capture Konstantinos, regards, Mark.

  • Thanks a lot Mark!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dean Mucha
    Dean Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    This is a coll shot, nice work!

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful feather detail Konstantinos, excellent capture

  • Thank you very much mate!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzlealmost 4 years ago

    April 24, 2011 Congratulations :)

  • Many thanks for the feature Darcy, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful colorful capture

  • Thank you very much Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    nicely composed and presented

  • Thanks a lot George!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture:)))

  • Thank you very much Eva!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    Many thanks to The Silky Touch group for the feature, much appreciated!

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

  • Thank you very much Gary!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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