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Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/3000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 9:03
Viewed: 2531
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ruddy Turnstone...turning a stone.

Done at Presqui'lle Provincial Park

The Ruddy Turnstone has a varied diet including carrion, eggs and plant material but it feeds mainly on invertebrates. Insects are particularly important in the breeding season. At other times it also takes crustaceans, molluscs and worms. It often flips over stones and other objects to get at prey items hiding underneath; this behaviour is the origin of the name "turnstone". It usually forages in flocks.

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-09-12 10:15]

very nice! it really turns stones... thanks for sharing!

Great sharpness throughout the subject, excellent depth of field and clarity.
Did you manage to see what the Turnstone was trying to eat or was it just pecking at the algae?
Very pleasant picture TFS

great scene moment and fine photo performance!
regards Nasos

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-12 11:41]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic close photo of this Ruddy Turnstone. Amazing clarity and very beautiful colours with a very good white balance. Great timing, sharpness, details and DOF. A beauty!

Hello Mario,
For me this is the best picture of this species that I have ever seen. Low POV, sharp details, natural colours and timing are excellent. Well done!

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  • ricx Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
  • [2011-09-12 12:19]

Hi Mario. what a great name for this bird. I can see why it was called that. you have captured it well with good detail have a great day Rich

Great to see him in the act of turning a stone. Good details, sharpness and colour. You framed it nicely around the rocks. TFS Trevor

Great behavioral shot Mario, nice detail as well. You've photographed him in nice habitat. One consideration, with your high shutter speed you could have drop your ISO to 200, regardless still a very clean image.

Hello Mario,
Curious bird caught in some funny situations. Perfect sharp!.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-13 6:06]

Very good portrait of this Turnstone doing what it is know for, beautiful image. tfs.

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