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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-21 4:19
Viewed: 2478
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Dunlin, Calidris alpina, is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in Asia.
An adult Dunlin in breeding plumage shows the distinctive black belly which no other similar-sized wader possesses. The winter Dunlin is basically grey above and white below. Juveniles are brown above with two whitish "V" shapes on the back. They usually have black marks on the flanks or belly and show a strong white wingbar in flight
The legs and slightly decurved bill are black. There are a number of subspecies differing mainly in the extent of rufous coloration in the breeding plumage and the bill length. It should, however, be noted that bill length varies between sexes, the females having longer bills than the males.

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Truly great shot friend Razvan. Simply outstanding! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Buna Razvan,
Faina captura cu detalii si culori superbe. Soarele te-a ajutat si
are un cuvant greu de spus in privinta focusului si acuratetei imaginii.
Sarbatori fericite si numai bine!

Ciao Razvan. Very good light's work MF! Great detailed and sharpened capture.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-21 6:15]

Very cute little bird in fine pose, beautiful image. tfs.

hello Razvan
a Beauty of a bird with nice pose and good details
the colours and sharpness are very good
greeting lou

Hello Razvan,
a really fine shot taken with a low POV of the Dunlin.
It's well composed with a nice pose of the bird and with natural colors.
Well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-21 8:17]

Hello Razvan,
A very nice capture of a Dunlin in winter plumage. Excellent POV, lighting, sharpness, natural colours and composition.
Thanks, Happy Christmas and good hunting with your camera in 2011!

Hi Razvan.
Beautiful photo with good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-21 9:23]

Buna Razvan,
Felicitari pentru aceasta fotografie de sezon!

Hi Razvan
A beautiful composition with pleasant colours and very good sharpness.
Best wishes, Pambos

Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa imagine surprinsa cu detalii bune, culori naturale si claritate deosebita de la nivelul subiectului.
Numai bine,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-12-21 17:45]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent image of this wonderful species, thank you Razvan.

Hello Razvan,
Oh... what a contrast level!... very clean image, great details, precise record of textures, and as always in tour shots, whit a suitable composition!
Well done MF! Have a merry Christmas!

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