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Tringa totanus

Tringa totanus
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-05 3:33
Viewed: 2598
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Redshank or simply Redshank (Tringa totanus) is an Eurasian wader in the large family Scolopacidae.

Common Redshanks in breeding plumage are a marbled brown color, slightly lighter below. In winter plumage they become somewhat lighter-toned and less patterned, being rather plain greyish-brown above and whitish below. They have red legs and a black-tipped red bill, and show white up the back and on the wings in flight.

The Spotted Redshank (T. erythropus), which breeds in the Arctic, has a longer bill and legs; it is almost entirely black in breeding plumage and very pale in winter. It is not a particularly close relative of the Common Redshank, but rather belongs to a high-latitude lineage of largish shanks. T. totanus on the other hand is closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper (T. stagnatilis), and closer still to the small Wood Sandpiper (T. glareola). The ancestors of the latter and the Common Redshank seem to have diverged around the Miocene-Pliocene boundary, about 5-6 million years ago. These three subarctic- to temperate-region species form a group of smallish shanks with have red or yellowish legs, and in breeding plumage are generally a subdued light brown above with some darker mottling, and have somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.[1]

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tringa
Species: T. totanus
Binomial name
Tringa totanus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Totanus totanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Hello Durzan,
Lovely composition with excellent focus, good sharpness and lovely
The details and the image reflected in the water are just great.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-05 4:40]

Slav Durzan,
what a stunning capture of the redshank. Very beautiful and excellent details shown.
But most of all, the reflection is first class.
A big congratulations.


Ciao Durzaqn. Best complimente for thi fabolouse paint! Amazing reflections and very good colours.


hello Durzan
very nice pose with good details and lovely colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-05 6:19]

Hi Durzan,the perfect reflection,no doubt,impossible to do better! What a sharpness and colors too,a very professional work my friend!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Duirzan, great capture of lovely tringa in nice pose, fantastic reflection, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-01-05 6:26]

Hello Durzan,
A wonderful capture of the Common Redshank showing it sharply in focus with a nice reflection in the water. Sharp details and lovely light and colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-05 8:33]

Hi Durzan,
Splendid photo and very nice reflections, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-05 8:39]

Hello Durzan,
A very beautiful photo in a nice choice of composition. Splendid colours and reflection. A pity is the dirty spot above the head of the Redshank. Good sharpness.

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful capture of the Common Redshank, good sharpness and splendid well saturated colours, excellent POV and nice composition with a pleasing reflections
Best regards

Hi Durzan
Beautiful photo with interesting composition, and wonderful colours.

Hi Durzan,
An impressive composition with beautiful colours and very good sharpness. Best wishes, Pambos

Hi durzan,
Impressive capture! Perfetc DOF and best details/sharp.Super reflection.TFS

Hello Durzan,
Amazing image captured with great sharp details and natural colours. The refection is excellent. Well done!

Dostum muhteşem! Yasıma harika. Ellerine sağlık.


Selamlar sayın hocam,
Mükemmel bir çalışma olmuş,
Renkler çok güzel.

Wow, what a pic!!!

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