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Copyright: Bala Raman (kobala) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 61] (368)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 60D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-11-07 19:22
Viewed: 1339
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Godwit's name Limosa is derived from the Latin word for muddy since it is found in muddy estuaries. I saw this bird in the wetlands of Mangalajodi in coastal Orissa, India. The bright light before the sunset illuminated the bird.

There are two types of Godwit: black-tailed(Limosa limosa) and bar-tailed (Limosa lapponica). Later is found in the coastal regions while the former inhabits inland lakes. I think this is bar-tailed Godwit

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-11-08 5:37]

Hello Bala,
Nice photo of our national bird. Taken from a good low POV in beautiful warm colors.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-11-08 11:34]

Hi Bala,a beautiful shot showing us this godwit in a very warm light,original cut and bright reflections too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Bala, great capture of lovely Bird in nice pose, beautiful reflections, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-11-08 15:57]

Hello Bala,
A very beautiful bird captured nicely by your lens. I like the warm lighting and nice detail you managed to capture. Good eye contact with a tad bit of catchlight visible. Perhaps a little tight in the frame, but this is just my opinion.

Hello Bala,
Beautiful picture of this 'Godwit'. Like water ripples reflection on its plumage. Nice exposure.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Bala – Very good picture of this Limosa lapponica. Excellent view showing us all the details of the bird. Colours from the Godwit properly caught.

Technical achievement

• Excellent focus on the whole bird
• Perfect exposure with an appropriate choice of aperture/speed and iso
• Perfect depth of field and sharpness
• Good contrast
• Excellent sharpness showing all the details of the feathers from the body and from the wings; I appreciate the view of the eye and from the long beak; It will have been “super super” to have a view on the complete reflection of the bird in the water (to me, you have cut too much the bottom of the subject)
• Precise white balance and exact colour rendering
• Good post processing without any excess
• Good background blur, making the Ibis very visible.


• Interesting picture showing the bird in a natural situation; very good capture.
• Acceptable framing and composition with an appropriate disposition of the subject in the middle of the frame. Try to show us the complete reflection of the bird in the water

Thank you for the sharing.

Have a good day.


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