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Black-tailed Godwit

Black-tailed Godwit
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Copyright: JeanMarie Mouveroux (Nephrotome2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 60 N: 660] (2538)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon 70-200mm f/ 2.8 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-25 8:29
Viewed: 2563
Points: 14
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Black-tailed Godwit (EN)
Grutto (NL)
Barge queue noire (FR)
Limosa limosa (Lat)

The Black-tailed Godwit:
Its breeding range stretches from Iceland through Europe and areas of central Asia. Black-tailed Godwits spend winter in areas as diverse as the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, western Europe and west Africa. The species breeds in fens, lake edges, damp meadows, moorlands and bogs and uses estuaries, swamps and floods in winter. The world population is estimated to be 634,000 to 805,000 birds and is classified as Near Threatened. The sexes are similar, but in breeding plumage, they can be separated by the male's brighter, more extensive orange breast, neck and head. In winter, adult Black-tailed Godwits have a uniform brown-grey breast and upperparts. It measures 42 cm from bill to tail with a wingspan of 7082 cm. Males weigh around 280 g and females 340 g. The female is around 5% larger than the male, with a bill 12-15% longer.

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hello Jean marie
this is a super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
very nice light to
thanks greeting lou

Hello JeanMarie,

Hope life is good. This is an excellent sharp, focused image of top quality.The bird in its original habitat and with a typical posture is a Godsend, you know. The plumage is excellent and the colours and other details almost like the real one. Thanks a lot for sharing.....take care...warm regards/Abid

Hello Jean Marie,
First time watched your picture.Truly saying it's really good.Black-tailed Godwit is an example of perfect sharpness,POV and colour.I like it.Thanks for sharing.Have a nice time.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-25 11:54]

Une capture vraiment super,position elegante et une qualite' des details et couleurs au top,parfaite exposition aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi JeanMarie
You have captured a very beautiful bird, and you have done it with great lighting, POV, and DOV. You have I think composed it very very well with natural colours and excellent eye contact and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

照的清楚 羽毛很漂亮紋路特殊

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-30 17:16]

Hello JeanMarie Mouveroux
indeed this is a lovely and powerful shot. How I like on seeing the details of the feather in an exciting light. The shallow depth gives a lovely impact and render a wonderful scene.
Excellent camera control and splendid composition.
Thanks for your comment which is very useful in my future shots.


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