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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma APO 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM, Digital ISO-800
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-13 4:23
Viewed: 2845
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from my and Pekka's trip to Elmley Marsh back in June. This Redshank finally got a bit of peace from the Avocets and just stood for a while as if he was soaking up the evening sun :-)

I hope you like it!

Redshank - Tringa totanus

Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)

The redshank is a medium-sized wading bird. It has longish red legs and a long, straight bill. It is grey-brown above and whitish below. In flight, it shows very obvious white rear edges to the wings and a white 'V-shape' up its back. The greatest concentrations of breeding birds are in parts of Scotland and north-west England. In winter, as many as half of the birds in Britain may be from Iceland. The numbers breeding on farmland are declining, due to drainage of farmland. Overgrazing of coastal marshes is also removing breeding habitat and breeding birds are increasingly dependent on nature reserves.

Where to see them
The redshank is an abundant and widespread wading bird on coasts - look for it at RSPB coastal reserves. Inland, you can look for it at reserves where there is wet grassland for it breed and feed on, especially in the northern half of the UK.

When to see them
All year round

What they eat
Insects, earthworms, molluscs, crustaceans

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Ciao Joe,
splendida cattura di Pettegola, eccellenti POV e composizione con la bella postura ed il bellissimo riflesso, ottima nitidezza, stupenda saturazione dei colori.

Nice Close up Joe, like also the reflection

Ciao Joe, beautiful and fantastic reflections, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done,, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-13 5:46]

Hi Joe
Nice photo, perfect focus and natural colors. Good job.
Razvan Zinica

Hi Joe,
Another very good shot from your 'Elmley series'. Good pose and composition, the sunligh is quite harsh but fine sharp details are still visible, nice reflection and eye contact.
Best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-13 7:11]

Hello Joe,
Great photo in beautiful light and from an excellent low POV. Wonderful sharpness and details. Very nice pose. Nice reflection.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-13 7:19]

Hola amigo,
bonita captura y buen foco...
plumaje y reflejos preciosos,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-13 10:32]

Hi Joe,
I love all the different marsh birds.
Some of them, like this one, may have rather "plain" brown plumage, but their feathers create such wonderful patterns, which you have rendered in sharp details.
Love the light, the reflection, and the eye contact.
TFS. ; )

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-13 12:38]

Hi Joe,
Lovely capture of this redshank.I liked catchlight in eyes,POV and reflections on water a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-13 12:40]
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Hi Joe. I bet you had fun with that huge lens. It just shows the pulling power of something like this. You were able to get good detail and warm colours from the late sun. well done TFs.

Hi Joe,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Redshank with fine reflecyions.
Wonderful colours, details and composition.
Well done OwlMan:)
TFS. Have a nice Sunday


Your archives serve you well as did mine..I think I got the notion from you...but tomorrow if all has calmed weather wise I have to go and get some winter shots...to oppose this excellent summer image....tony is posting Xmas things from his sunny NZ...I feel cold...and 2-3 more from hitting t early1

Hallo Joe
This is a great photo. The mirror image of this bird is stunning. The still water makes it possible to see the colour and the details of the bird in fine detail as if with the real thing, and is quite impressive. I like the colourful and well detailed patterns on the plumage. A real striking presentation with good focus and details. Well framed and great focus.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-12-13 22:32]

Hello Joe

A lovely pose with very nice colours and lighting. Well seen and captured.


Hi Joe,

nice capture from this bird.
I like the reflections on the water.
Very good details in the feathers.


Hola Joe, casi un retrato de familia jeje. Buna luz y reflejos bien captados. En enfoque creo que se puede mejorar un poco, pero creo que hay que valorar más el conjunto.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-14 1:26]

Hi Joe

This is again a wonderful shot and presentation from you, mate!
The composition here - with this lovely Redshank and it's magnificent reflection - looks amazing, especially in this rather low and warm light you've taken it in.
The details are very nice (that huge lens helped you a lot in this matter), the exposure is well balanced and the colors are all charming, too.

Bravo and TFS

PS: i e-mailed you with some more possible participants on our TN meeting.

Perfect reflection, wonderful details, well composed. An interesting bird...love the speckled plumage.

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