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Calidris ferruginea 4

Calidris ferruginea 4
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 7:11
Viewed: 2354
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calidris ferruginea (Pontoppidan 1763).
Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea is a small wader with a length of 19,5–21 cm (Family Scolopacidae)
It is only slightly larger than Dunlin but has longer down-curved bill, longer neck and legs and a white rump.
The breeding adult has patterned dark grey upperparts and brick-red underparts. In winter it is pale grey above and white below, and shows an obvious white supercilium. Juveniles have a grey and brown back, a white belly and a peach-coloured breast.
Calidris ferruginea breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. It is migratory, wintering mainly in Africa, but also in south and southeast Asia and in Australasia. It is a vagrant to North America.

In Cyprus Calidris ferruginea is a common passage migrant.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-15 7:31]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantasic photo of this Curlew Sandpiper in breeding plumage. It had a long way to go to Arctic Siberia. But great to see this on Cyprus.
Sharpness and details are in high quality, as usual. Splendid bright colours. taken from an ideal low POV.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another lovely species captured in great details and beautiful colours,Excellent choice of POV and a well balanced composition.

Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Beautiful Sandpiper.Nice capture.I like its colour.Well sharp view.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo Christodoulos
super good sharpness and great details
the colours are beaitufl to
nice composiion in water
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful picture of this wader bird.
great sharpness and colour, taken from a good angle.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-15 8:59]

Hi Chris,the perfect name for this specie,the plumage in effect remember very well the rust colors...ehehe..great capture in the best light and with the usual top details and soft reflections,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-11-15 10:48]

Hi Christodoulos
A beauty in full breeding plumage, or almost

Ciao Christodoulos, great captyre of lovelyy bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-11-15 14:11]

Olá amigo bela foto com nitidez e cores muito boa meus parabéns por esta imagem.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-16 1:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
excellent capture calidris,nice details c.ferruginea,regards..

Impressive DOF Christodoulos! Perfect details against the soft BG of water. Exciting colours.


Hello Christodoulos
照的清晰 很漂亮的水鳥
光線亮麗 眼神很可愛
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Christodoulos,
What an amazing capture of this beautiful wader! excellent clarity, great fine details, superb natural colors, marvellous composition and nice POV. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and regards!

Hello Christodoulos
Never saw this one.Fantastic colours and excellent sharpness.GReat capture.Congrats!
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-16 6:40]

Another lovely portrait of a colorful sandpiper...fine details and image. tfs.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-11-16 10:26]

Hola Christodoulos; que belleza el plumaje de este individuo, me gusta mucho la foto, el manejo de la luz y el entorno...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of this wader bird, with fine lateral low POV, DOF,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, beautiful eye-contact, TFS


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