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Numenius phaeopus 2

Numenius phaeopus 2
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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: 2009-08-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 5:50
Viewed: 2929
Points: 52
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Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Numenius phaeopus is a large wader (37-45 cm) in the family Scolopacidae. It is mainly greyish brown, with a white back and rump and a long curved bill. The only similar common species over most of its range is Numenius arquata (Curlew). The Whimbrel is smaller, has a shorter, decurved bill and has a central crown stripe and strong supercilia.
Numenius phaeopus is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland. It is a migratory species wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia and southern North America. During migration it is a coastal bird. It is fairly gregarious outside the breeding season.

In Cyprus it is a scarce and irregular passage migrant in April/May and August to October.

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Hi Christodoulos,
another beautiful photo of bird. Excellent details and sharpness. Perfect composition and presentation.
Have a nice Sunday.

hello Christodoulos
this is again a SUPER picture with good details great sharpness and beautiful colours
very nice light to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up photo of this wader bird
with the POV at its level, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-11 8:34]

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this Whimbrel taken from a perfect low POV. Great DOF, sharpness, details and composition.

great shot of pretty whimbrel, Christodoulus. eye contact, focus, exposure and composition great. thanks for sharing this beauty. have a nice evening

Hello Christodoulos,
A terrific capture with beautiful coloration, sharpness & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Great work & TFS. Best wishes!


Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris, Superb quality image here my good friend, excellent lighting, great sharpness with fine detail, good job and well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Christodoulos.
Eccellente cattura di questo Chiurlo,grande nitidezza e ottimi dettagli splendidi i colori con le loro sfumature,bene la composizione bravo.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

Giasou Christodoule
Lovely photo with nice eye contact. Beautiful background and excellent light and detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful capture of this species. Sharp and clear, wonderful composition, beautiful colours and great details. Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards
J. Diogo

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-12 5:07]

Hi Christodoulos,
wonderful photo of this lovely bird,
excellent use of light, perfect details & lovely colors !
Well done !

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-12 6:53]

Hi Christodoulos,
Very nice portrait of this bird. Excellent colours and details.
Perfect point of view.
Regards Jiri.

Splendid light and colors plus a great mastering of your DOF. Well done.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another masterpiece...... Excellent sharpness, perfect details and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. I like the splendid low POV with amazing sharp details of this gorgeous bird.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Christodoulos. Impresive MF. Top quality great compo. Best regards.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-12 17:18]

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful closed up.What a beautiful composition I like that bird beq.Razor sharp image with great details plumage.Nice natural colours and great light.
TFS Michel

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-12 19:09]

Hola Christodoulos; una hermosa foto de este bello migratorio que ya está en Costa Rica y le he logrado tomar algunas fotos...excelente color, luz, nitidez, fondo y movimiento del ave...una foto genial...saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-13 5:05]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Fine and natural picture of this large Wader which you show with perfect sharpness and a fine lateral view. I also like the subtle tints of your picture. An interesting bird too.
Thanks and kind regards

Hallo Christodoulos
Another great image with sharp details of the plumage of this Whimbrel. The natural sunlight brings out the colours to the ultimate best. It is always a pleasure to visit your portfolio. Thanks for sharing once more a super image. Best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-16 13:37]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is just beautiful and fine. Superb shot of this bird with excellent colors.
Best regards Siggi

Very excellent results of this pic! best regards

Bonjour Christodoulos
J'aime beaucoup ces oiseaux que j'ai croisé en Islande.
je ne savais pas qu'ils passaient chez Toi.
merci pour cette belle prise de vue

hello Christodoulos,
what a beautiful portrait of this nice bird. very nice PoV. detail and colour is very perfect and i like it
now (in the winter) the migratory birds are arriving our area and i am try to documenting it.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
An inspirational capture,excellent sharp details,an outstanding clarity of both,the light as well as dark portion.very nice POV and well balanced composition.
Thanks and my regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-27 0:38]

Hello Christodoulus,
such a lovely image. The details, colors and features are well presented.
The lighting is simply geat, and how I love the long curving beak.
Well presented shot.


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