Ostrich (Strauss, Struthio camelus)

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    I tried a lot of Strauss pictures but this is the first one, I am quite happy with!
    Canon 5D with Sigma 70-200/2,8 @280mm (1,4x Converter), f=2,8 1/800s ISO 100
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    The Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae, and its genus, Struthio. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at speeds of about 65 km/h (40 mph), the top landspeed of any bird.
    Ostriches are the largest living species of bird and are farmed in many areas all over the world. The scientific name for the Ostrich is from the Greek for "camel sparrow" in allusion to its long neck. [Wikipedia]

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    1. puffin11uk 94 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave!

    2. Fla Barbieri (Cokin Girl) 94 months ago | reply

      JUST PERFECT


      I saw this in the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave!

    3. tonemonkey2002 94 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave!

    4. Barry Lu 陸維陽 94 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave!

    5. Cris Martins 94 months ago | reply

      FANTASTIC!!!

      WINNER
      Definitely a winner!!!
      You deserve another one.
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    6. trondjs 93 months ago | reply

      Congrats! This photo is a game winner from the FaveMe! group. Please post the photo to the correct star thread. Three to Five Star Comments? Post Here! or Six to Nine Star Comments? Post Here!. (Give one photo in that thread a comment and fave as you do so - please read the thread rules!) Thanks for playing the game!

    7. Mostafa saghari 93 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the "Three to Five Star Comments" thread from the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave to help it graduate to the Six to Nine Star Comments thread!

    8. Thomas Johnson Photography 93 months ago | reply

      Very nice close up you got there. Well Done.

      I saw this in the "Three to Five Star Comments" thread from the FaveMe! group.This great photo deserves a star and a fave to help it graduate to the Six to Nine Star Comments thread!

    9. piet2099 89 months ago | reply

      Very nice - wonder if this is the same one (also taken in Schmiding last weekend), but I guess it is his brother ;-)

    10. gek-ko 78 months ago | reply

      Wunderbar eingefangen und die Augen schön scharf!

    11. Elliotphotos 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ostriches, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. sunnysanya 59 months ago | reply

      check this out

    13. emmedidì 39 months ago | reply

      Creative Photo's
      You are a very good and creative Artist and I really like your Creative Photo.
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