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Xenus cinereus 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: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-15 7:09
Viewed: 4299
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Xenus cinereus (Guldenstadt, 1775)
Terek Sandpiper

Xenus cinereus is a small wader with a length of 2225 cm (Family Scolopacidae).
It has grey upperparts, white underparts and yellow legs. It has also a very distinctive long upcurved black bill with a yellowish base.
It breeds in the taiga from Finland through northern Siberia to the Kolyma River, and migrate south in winter to tropical coasts in east Africa, south Asia and Australia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

In Cyprus Xenus cinereus is an accidental visitor with 22 records.

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The last word in bird imagery, Chris.
Fabulous picture with life-like reproduction of reality tinged with the sense of aesthetics at its best.
Hats off to you, my friend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-15 7:35]

Hello Christodoulos,
Brilliant photo in all aspects. The light and colours are amazing, the pose very attractive and the sharpness fantastic. Taken from a perfect POV. High quality again!

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness and with great details
i like this composition and the beautiful colours
thaks greeting lou

hello Chris,
what a nice picture of this Terek Sandpiper with perfect sharpness and very perfect colour.
very good PoV and the light.
you are fortunate to capture such a beautiful bird as they are a rare in your country.
best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and very beautiful photo of this wader bird,
great POV at its level, great DOF, wonderful light,
superb focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Christodoulos
great bird, perfect dof, whole bird pin sharp and nothing else! And I guess ithout any postprocessing
very nice

Hello Christodoulos,
A terrific capture with fine coloration, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented & a great POV. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


Hello Christodoulos,
An amazing capture,excellent clarity and sharpness,lovely composition.
My regards,Joy

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-15 11:20]

Hi Chris,a special light to take so well the yellow of legs ad the best plumage details whit this great exposure,magnificent work another time1Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-15 12:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
A perfectly executed photo. Detail is incredible and colors are vivid yet natural. You have obtained exceptional detail and great eye contact. Superb work!!

  • eagleowl (243)
  • [2012-12-15 12:14]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this Terek Sandpiper , great sharpnes, very nice, fine detail.
Regards, Mehmet

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-12-15 12:46]

Truly amazing capture. Your bird pix, Christodoulo, are simply outstanding!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-15 12:59]

Hello Christodoulos
Excellent closed up and beautiful composition.Perfect point of view and razor sharp image the details from the white plumage is outstanding .Great light and beautiful natural colours,I also like that catch light in the eye
TFS Michel.

Ciao Christodoulos.
Della immagine di questo esemplare di Terek Sandpiper,fotografato nel suo ambiente naturale,grande nitidezza e splendidi colori naturali ottima la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice standing pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

what a great shot of pretty Xenus cinereus from lateral POV and with great eye contact, Christodoulos. Congratulations. Low POV, white balance and lighting wonderful. Nicely composed and presented. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good night and nice Sunday.

I only have to wonder about your "set-up" to obtain this splendid POV. All is near perfection. Superbly done. The Canon 5D Mark II surely is catching my eye with so many photographers.

Have a nice Sunday,


perfect and impressive portrait, have a nice week, Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
Hello Michel,
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb photo with a very nice bird specie. Excellent clarity and WB.

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2012-12-16 4:37]

hello Christodoulos,
excellent sandpiper,beautiful photo,regards..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-16 6:10]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a perfection, the sharpness and natural colours are superb! Excellent exposure too. Very well done!Regards Siggi

Superb capture Chris, well done!
Have a nice week, Ferran

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-17 1:09]

Hello Chris
As usual your camera work is splendid.
The beauty is seen in its best forms and features.Very exciting bird, love the beak.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-17 5:10]

Lovely lighting, details and pose...fine portrait. tfs.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2012-12-17 5:54]

Merhaba Kristodulos,
Netlik, ışık ok gzel, harika fotoğraf.
Tebrik ederim, saygıarımla..

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-12-17 13:21]

Very good quality! Perfect control of the light and excellent sharpness. And I like the bird, good color, and great details. The dry grass around the bird give an extra feeling of deep to the picture.Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-18 0:29]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
A very cute Sandpiper coming from the taiga to your warmer beaches!Fine-colored picture showing well the main characters of the bird. As usual sharpness is top.
Have a nice day!

Hello Christodoulos,

Details and sharpness perfect ...nice picture of this Terek Sandpiper...Congraculations...

Regars, Hasan

Hi Christodoulos,
Beautiful photo of you again. I'm amazed not only by the excellent composition, but also by the perfect sharpness and colors. Simplistic yet fabulous. Bravo.
Best regards, Lszl

Giasou Christodoule
A superb photo, the light catching the bird wonderfully. The detail is exceptional.
Good pose and eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-12-24 11:57]

Hola Christodoulos, una foto de verdad hermosa de esta inquieta especie, muy bien manejada la fuerte luz solar y me gusta mucho el color y el entorno natural...saludos.

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