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Black-tailed Godwit *750*

Black-tailed Godwit *750*
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-15 6:23
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
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Today my 750th posting. This bird needs special attention in my region, the Godwit, limosa limosa.

While in the Netherlands the trend of numbers of Godwits is falling, the population remains stable in The Green Heart, where I live, or is increasing in some areas. But this year it's different. Because of the long winter the Godwits were at the time of breeding still in poor condition. Some Godwits maybe don’t breed at all.

Customized for meadow birds
This spring broods about half to 70% of the number of Godwits that has bred last year in the same area. With extra care and customization in managing the population can recover.

Cooperation with farmers
So Forestry The Green Heart does cooperate with farmers to become pasture management to measure. By late mowing the young Godwits in the tall grass find enough shelter and food. This leads to success: Last year, 2012, stayed record numbers of Godwit chicks in The Green Heart. The Netherlands has an international responsibility for this species. By creating the right conditions for breeding Godwits and chicks in more places, the decline can be stopped.

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Wow Peter
Most beautiful bird so typical for the Netherlands
Perfect pose, lovely colors, great compo and very, very nice flowers in bg
Congrats for the 750th
Just one question, I used to see these as breeding birds on Vlieland in the Plders, now a decade later I did not see a single one!?

That's picture perfect, as the saying goes, Peter.
The use of tripod makes such a lot of difference in terms of quality.
Brilliant capture of this big-billed Godwit in very conducive light conditions. Lovely composition.

hallo Peter
Gefeliciteerd met je 750th foto
En een hele mooie met veel scherpte en super kleuren
Ik heb ze gezien bij jou en gehoord natuurlijk
bedank weer
gr lou

Ciao Peter, my old friend, congratulations for your 750^ post on TN, great capture of lovely bird in nice standing pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Congratulation for touching 750 with a superb picture.
another master piece.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-15 8:49]

Congrats! and what an image to celebrate the occasion, lovely bird and superb image, looks like the Godwit wishing you. Like the composition and background very much. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-15 8:51]

Hi Peter,nothing better to celebrate your 750th post,really beautiful the specie and really perfect the pic,whit an original point of view and the best moment whit the best light,great details,bright warm colors and....the beak open too..hehehe...very well done,have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Peter,
Congratulation for your 750th posting.Wish this figure will be doubled soon.
Excellent picture of this Godwit specie.Sharpness is really splendid with nice colour.Details on wings are eye-catching.Good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2013-06-15 9:45]

Hi Peter,

Excellent capture of the Black-tailed Gotwit, I like very much the texture of the plumage. Great détails and sharpness, perfect light and exposure.
Have a good week end.

Hello Peter
Superb photo, excellent light and detail, good background, nice pose with eye contact.
regards yiannis

Hello Peter

Congratulations for your 750th photo posting on TN,
show with a very fine POV and framing,
beautiful and warm light, and with at the bird's
pose's best moment with the beak wide open, TFS


Hello Peter,
Excellent photograph of Black-tailed Godwit, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-06-15 13:53]

Hi Peter,
Congratulations on your 750th. Beautiful capture
of a nice bird. Excellent detail,colours and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-06-15 14:58]

Excelente foto de qualidade espetacular meus parabéns por esta belíssima imagem.

Wow Peter
照的很清楚也很漂亮 光線充足 羽毛清晰
鳥真是美麗 背景好看

Fantastic photo Peter! The pose, the composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent. Amazing BG with flowers. Interesting note too!

Hello Peter,
This is very good bird and nice detalis.
Wonderfull picture.
well done.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-06-16 4:05]

Hello Peter,
Congratulations of 750th post. I like your photo, excellent pose,colours and light. In my countryside I meet them from time to time, but lately more and more rare.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Peter,
First of all congratulations for reaching the number of 750 posts. This one's beautiful with crystal clear details, fantastic exposure and DoF, plus rich colors with just the optimal saturation. This species lives in my home country, Hungary, too, but in quite small amount. Brilliant photo. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2013-06-16 17:39]

Congratulations Peter! What a stunning shot of this wonderful Godwit to top it off.
Hoping to see many more of your images in the future.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2013-06-16 17:50]

Successful sideview picture.
Beautiful light and pose.
Harmonious composition.

Hallo Peter
Congratulations on posting your 750th photo, and what a beauty it is!
A proud looking bird captured perfectly in great detail against a pleasant background. The colours and details in its feathers are just so beautiful. The natural sunlight in the image is just great as it brings out the colours in the whole image to the best. Thanks for sharing. It is always a pleasure to visit your portfolio. Best regards.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-06-17 0:17]

Very beautiful capture, Peter! I really like the different "levels" of foreground and background.

interesting note, too.



Ciao Peter. Impressive DOF razor details. Great light with fantastic brigh colours. Congratulation for the 750th.


Gracias por tu amable comentario Peter.
Esta especie que nos presentas no la tenemos por aquí.
Buena luz y colores y sacando además un buen partido a ese Sigma !
Un abrazo,
J. Ignasi.

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-06-18 2:40]

Hello Peter,
Congrats on your 750'th post ! A splendid one as usual ! Outstanding light , colors, details and DOF ! Really enjoyed looking at your work ! TFS Tina

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-18 6:44]

Hi Peter.
My congratulations on so incredible picture. All is fantastic: subject, precise DOF, crisp sharp details of the bird and grass, charming smooth BG, wonderful vivid colours and, of course, number of the image (750th post). Warm regards, many thanks for ultimate gallery and touching comments. Bravo and many new so amazing pictures and posts.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-06-21 6:34]

Hello Peter,
Bravo for this very fine and vivid bird-picture shown with perfect sharpness and fine decentred composition. Just lovely!
Kind regards

Hello Peter
An exceptional position! extremely sharp! very natural colors!
all for a total success.
Congratulations and thank you

Hi Peter,

The eye contact is very good. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Black-tailed Godwit. It is clear and sharp. The quailty of the light is embellishing the colours. Have a nice day.


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