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Common Sandpiper


Common Sandpiper
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Copyright: Luis Limchiu (sle2006) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 75] (603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic DMC GF1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-15 8:01
Viewed: 4607
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are common migrant birds here found all year round. Wikipedia provides a nice description"The Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, is a small Palearctic wader. This bird and its American sister species, the Spotted Sandpiper (A. macularia), make up the genus Actitis. They are parapatric and replace each other geographically; stray birds of either species may settle down with breeders of the other and hybridize.It is a gregarious bird and is seen in large flocks, and has the distinctive stiff-winged flight, low over the water, of Actitis waders.In the Nukumanu language of the Nukumanu Islands (Papua New Guinea), this species is usually called tiritavoi. Another Nukumanu name for it, matakakoni, exists, but this is considered somewhat taboo and not used when children and women are around. The reason for this is that matakakoni means "bird that walks a little, then copulates", in reference to the pumping tail and thrusting head movements the Actitis species characteristically perform during foraging.[3]"

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-15 8:21]

Hello Luis,
Neighbours today! What a fantastic photo of this Sandpiper in flight. The sharpness and details on the head are impressive. Great timing. Beautiful natural colours. Excellent composition. A pity is the place of your name in the photo.
Regards,
Peter

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-15 11:01]

Hello Luis
Perfect in flight capture. Well done!
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

Ciao Luis UNA bellissima Cattura di magnifico esemplare di Piro Piro Ben Visibili Tutti idettagli Bellissimi i colori
Ciao Marco.

Boujour Luis,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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