|Copyright: Luis Limchiu (sle2006)
|Date Taken: 2010-10-02|
|Camera: Panasonic DMC GF1|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-10-15 8:01|
|[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."|
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- [2010-10-15 8:21]
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.
- [2010-10-15 11:01]
Perfect in flight capture. Well done!
Thanks for sharing
Ciao Luis UNA bellissima Cattura di magnifico esemplare di Piro Piro Ben Visibili Tutti idettagli Bellissimi i colori
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.