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Arenaria interpres

Arenaria interpres
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 12:47
Viewed: 2094
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Arenaria
Species:A. interpres

The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as turnstone.t is a fairly small and stocky bird, 22–24 cm (8.7–9.4 in) long with a wingspan of 50–57 cm (20–22 in) and a weight of 85–150 g (3.0–5.3 oz). The dark, wedge-shaped bill is 2–2.5 cm (0.79–0.98 in) long and slightly upturned. The legs are fairly short at 3.5 cm (1.4 in) and are bright orange.
In all seasons, the plumage is dominated by a harlequin-like pattern of black and white. Breeding birds have reddish-brown upper parts with black markings. The head is mainly white with black streaks on the crown and a black pattern on the face. The breast is mainly black apart from a white patch on the sides. The rest of the underparts are white. In flight it reveals a white wingbar, white patch near the base of the wing and white lower back, rump and tail with dark bands on the uppertail-coverts and near the tip of the tail. The female is slightly duller than the male and has a browner head with more streaking.
Non-breeding adults are duller than breeding birds and have dark grey-brown upperparts with black mottling and a dark head with little white. Juvenile birds have a pale brown head and pale fringes to the upperpart feathers creating a scaly impression.
More info on Wikipedia.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-10 18:11]

Hello Luciano,
My first guess was a type of plover, but I see from your notes this has been re-classified as a sandpiper. A wonderful shot giving us a great look at it's colorful and intricately marked plumage. Sharply focused while showing excellent detail and just the right exposure. Well done!!

hallo Luciano
this is a beaty
good details nice composition and beautiful naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
Another interesting image with excellent clarity and very sharp details. The photographers note are useful.
I think you have great opportunities to take pictures with various species of birds.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-11 7:57]
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Hi Luciano,
Nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice composition and details.
I also wanted to travel to Senegal (La Somone - Decameron Baobab), but my female partner is afraid thanks to the political situation in Africa
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-11 8:08]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent photo of this Ruddy Turnstone with a great sharp focus on the head. Beautiful colors against a nice background. In this case the eye of the bird in the center of the composition is more attractive, I think.

Ciao Luciano, hai riportato una magnifica serie di uccelli dal Senegal, bellissimo anche questo, ottima nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, ciso Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful bird; this Ruddy Turnstone. Well captured if we look at its plumage as well as BG water. Good sharpness too. I would like to give more space in front of the bird here; to breath freely (smile). I have done a WS where I just extend left side.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

ciao Luciano
une magnifique composition,un oiseau qui a belle allure.
Jolie vision sur les détails et les teintes du plumage.
Bonne soirée

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-04-11 13:08]

Beautiful catch, Luciano!

Interesting bird, and excellent photograph!



Hello Luciano

Excellent shot of this wader bird, fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details, the little catch-lifght render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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