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(Actitis hypoleucos)

(Actitis hypoleucos)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-31 3:50
Viewed: 1631
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"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. Hybridization has also been reported between the Common Sandpiper and the Green Sandpiper, a basal species of the closely related shank genus Tringa.

The adult is 18–20 cm long with a 32–35 cm wingspan. It has greyish-brown upperparts, white underparts, short dark-yellowish legs and feet, and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. In winter plumage, they are duller and have more conspicuous barring on the wings, though this is still only visible at close range. Juveniles are more heavily barred above and have buff edges to the wing feathers.[2]
This species is very similar to the slightly larger Spotted Sandpiper (A. macularia) in non-breeding plumage. But its darker legs and feet and the crisper wing pattern (visible in flight) tend to give it away, and of course they are only rarely found in the same location.[2]" (Wiki)

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Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely bird in nice walking pose, fascinating reflections, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors , very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

The mirror-like refelection at its best, Jose. The placid water stirred slightly by the right leg of the Sandpiper also forms a very apt BG.
A very beautiful image, indeed.

Hi Jose, Very nice capture of this Common Sandpiper my friend, splendid exposure with lovely saturated colours, nice catch-lighted eye, sharpness could be improved, however a lovely full reflection of the bird in the water, Superb effort here Jose and very well done,

Hello Jose.
A very good shot,good moment,good sharpness and details and colours.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-31 7:07]

Hi Jose,magnificent capture and beautiful reflections,so perfect that seems a copy and paste..eehe...very impressive sharpenss,colors and light balance,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello J.Diogo.
This is a fine capture with mirror like reflection. Stunning image in fine framing.
Kind regards,

Hello Jose,
Very nice photo of this Bird in winter plumage, great sharp and colorful details!
Regards, Joska

Hello Jose,
Impressive capture with excellent contrast and colors.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and colors are great.
Your last post with King Fisher is outstanding.
Thanks for sharing!

Olá Diogo!
Que gracinha de passarinho e que belo reflexo você conseguiu aqui! Lindas cores e preciosa nitidez! Belo trabalho! Um grande sorriso para você !
Um abraço!

PS: obrigada por visitar minha galeria!

Hi Jose,
very good photo of this bird. Great reflections in water. Perfect composition.
Have a nice evening,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-31 10:49]

Hello Jose,
Very nice photo of this Common Sandpiper in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Pleasing composition. Splendid reflection.

Hallo Jose
This is great photography. Both birds are beautifully seen, the actual as well as the one in the reflection. I love the stillness of the water with only one circle where its paw is situated. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Jose

With the reflection at the water, this is a
beautiful close-up photo of the Common Sandpiper,
fine POV, excellent focus sharpness details, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-31 12:04]

Hello Jose,
Beautiful capture of this sandpiper.POV,lighting,exposure,clear details are excellent.Best regards Siggi

Gracias por tu amable comentario Jose.
Tu toma me gusta especialmente ya que es un ave relaticvamente abundante en mi zona
y de las pocas limícolas que tenemos.
Naturalidad en los colores y bonitos reflejos.

Un saludo desde el País vecino:
Josep Ignasi.

Hello Jose
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

so beautiful scene, with great colors nice focus and sharpness!
regards Jose

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-02 4:23]

Hello Jose
such splendid color and wonderful reflection. An exciting composition of colors and view. The blue scenery is so attractive.
well presented shot


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