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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon 100-400 L + 1.4x Extender, RAW ISO 400, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-07 0:47
Viewed: 4311
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An adult Greenshank last spring at RSPB Elmley Marshes nature reserve.

From Birdguides:
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

In: Common Greenshank Ca: Gamba verda Da: Hvidklire De: Grünschenkel Es: Archibebe claro Fi: valkoviklo Fr: Chevalier aboyeur It: Pantana Nl: Groenpootruiter No: Gluttsnipe Pt: Perna-verde Sv: Gluttsnäppa US: Common Greenshank Ru: Большой улит

Greenshanks are taller, slimmer and greyer than Redshanks with dull greenish legs and a longer slightly up-turned bill. They invariably look paler, especially on the head and neck. In flight they have all-dark wings contrasting with the white upper-tail which extends in a long 'V' up the back.

Breeds on remote upland pools, open moorland and felled forested areas. Winter and passage visitor to freshwater pools and estuaries.

Birds migrate south between June-October, with most European birds wintering in Africa. Scottish birds tend to winter in Britain and Ireland. Some birds from northern and eastern areas winter around the coasts of Asia and even Australia.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-07 0:51]

Hi Pekka,
Beautiful greenshank capture.Colors,details,exposure,eye contact and composition are excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Pekka
Gorgeous shot of this Greenshank. Excellent sharp detail of the head and neck markings. Well exposed and a nice glint of light in the eye.
Kind Regards

Hello Pekka,

Beautiful picture of this Greenshank. Excellent composition. Great focus and sharpness. I like very much the water colour.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-07 6:22]

Hello Pekka,
This is a very good composition with excellent placement of the nice and sharply captured bird. Nice composition and good notes.
Regards Siggi

Very good focus, Pekka. Excellent depth of field. The wader is overall sharp!
So, nicely done.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-07 9:34]

Hello Pekka,

The bird in your image is so well shown. The excelent sharpness renders bird's plumage pattern in great detail. The strong light you have captured makes the colors strong and shiny.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-07 11:08]

Hello Pekka,
What a fantastic photo! I like everything in this photo. Great quality! So clear and sharp with an excellent POV, DOF and composition. Very beautiful!
Have a great weekend,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-07 11:12]

Hi Pekka. This is a very fine picture of the Greenshank. It has beautiful markings which you have taken so well . very clear detail and bright colours. very nice all round. with good notes too.well done TFS.

Have a good weekend.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-07 11:14]

Merhaba Dostum Pekka,
Çok güzel bir Yeşilbacak(Tr) karesine imza atmışsın. Netlik ve detaylar her zamanki gibi enfes görünüyor. Gaga, boyun ayrıntıları ve göz temesı çok yerinde. Başarılı bir çalışma. Yeni karelerde görüşmek dileği ile.


Hello Pekka,

Another great photo.
Excellent detail and colours.
Good focus and definition.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-11-07 11:32]

Lovely shot Pekka, very good details and well placed in the frame. We get these guys at Arne Nature Reserve on Poole Harbour..

Ciao Pekka, lovely bird with fine details, perfect focus and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-11-07 16:56]

Hi Pekka
Crystal clear image with fine details and nice natural color.
tfs jon

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-08 14:42]
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Hi Pekka,
this is an excellent shot of a Greenshank.
The composition is excellent!
You used the 100-400mm and the 1.4x converter very well... does this lens work well with the Canon 2x converter?
Superb sharpness.

Very well done,

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