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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: 2010-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-02 6:06
Viewed: 2455
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
New for my gallery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sanderling is a small plump sandpiper, 1820 cm in length. Its weight ranges from 40-100 g. The winter bird is very pale, almost white apart from a dark shoulder patch. This is the source of the specific name, alba, which is the Latin for "white". Later in the summer, the face and throat become brick-red. The juvenile bird is spangled black and white, and shows much more contrast than the adult. Sanderling behavior is distinctive, but visually, if the size is misjudged, a breeding plumage sanderling can be mistaken for some varieties of stint, or a winter plumage sanderling can be mistaken for a Dunlin or Red Knot. It can be told from other small wading birds, given good views, by its lack of a hind toe.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2011-01-02 6:12]

Salaam Razvan,

It is mouth watering for me as I have a desire for long lens, it is well focused and crisp shot, TFS.


Hallo Razvan,
congratulations on this new in your gallery, superb capture of the Sanderling taken from an excellent low POV with very good sharpness and splendid soft colours, very well composed
Best regards

hello Razvan
super sharpness with great details and a nice pose of this beauty bird
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou

Buna Razvan,
Frumoasa imagine surprinsa in ultima zi a anului care a trecut. Detaliile sunt deosebite si lumina potrivita.
Pe la noi nu a iesit soarele de o saptamana.
Am realizat cateva cadre, dar fara soare parca le lipseste ceva....

Beautiful capture Razvan. Well exposed image with good detail and sharpness. Nice DOF with pleasing composition.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-02 8:16]

Hello Razvan,
A great low POV in this fine capture of a Sanderling in winter plumage.
The sharpness, colours and DOF are also top quality in this fine composition.
Thanks and kind regards,

HiR azvan.
Beautiful photo with very good composition, nice colours and good sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-02 8:45]

Hello Razvan,
The low POV makes this photo! Again! Fantastic timing and sharpness. Very beautiful natural colours. Excellent DOF and composition.

Ciao Razvan. Interesting low POV for this expressive bird. Seems so sad but cute too.


Hi Razvan,
A beautiful composition with very good sharpness and wonderful colours. Best regards, Pambos

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-03 3:05]

Hello Razvan,
excellent low anglew capture. Very effective depth of field and exciting action of the bird.
Very sharp and well featured bird. i like the contrast of white plumage and the blue surroundings.


Buna Razvan,
Am remarcat aceste frumoase imagini cu nisipari surprinse de tine de la nivelul solului. Detaliile, claritatea si culorile sunt excelente. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

very nice image just like the bird in mine too :-)

hello Razvan
what a beautiful capture of handsome Sanderling from eye level. great details and bokeh effects on BG. DOF and exposure/white balance superb as like colors. nicely composed and presented. TFS. all the best

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