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Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper
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Copyright: Marc Labbe (MarcLabbe) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 D ED VR, Hoya Super HMC UV various diam
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-03 23:10
Viewed: 4165
Points: 12
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Tringa macularia (French Top/ English Bottom)
Chevalier grivelé (en plumage nuptial)
Spotted Sandpiper (breeding plumage)
Une des nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux qui sont "domiciliés" au Parc Frontenac.

Le chevalier grivelé a pour territoire le Canada et les parties nord et centrale des États-Unis. À l’aise tant sur les rives de lacs, de ruisseaux, de rivières que de marais, il se nourrit d’insectes, de petits crustacés, de mollusques, de vers, d’escargots et parfois de petits poissons. Ce régime alimentaire lui permet d’accumuler des graisses essentielles à son long voyage. En effet, il quitte son habitat d’origine à l’automne pour hiverner en Amérique Centrale et du Sud, allant parfois se réfugier au Brésil et au Pérou. Le chevalier grivelé a une longueur de 18 à 21 cm.

One of the numerous species of birds who inhabit the Parc Frontenac located about 100km ESE of Quebec City.

The Spotted Sandpiper’s territorial range includes Canada and the northern and central parts of the United States. As comfortable on lakesides as on the banks of streams, rivers and marshes, it feeds on insects, small crustaceans, molluscs, worms, snails, and sometimes small fish. This diet enables it to accumulate the fats essential for its long travels. Indeed, it leaves its original habitat in the fall to spend the winter in Central and South America, sometimes seeking shelter in Brazil and Peru. The length of the Spotted Sandpiper is 18 to 21 cm.

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Hi Marc

Great image. Nice pose, good exposure and clarity. Very nice work. :-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-04 2:20]

Bonjour Marc!

Félicitations pour cette belle capture. Bravo pour les détails du plumage et les couleurs justes.


Hi Marc,
This is a fine sharp capture of the Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularia in breeding plumage. This is a very rare visitor to Sweden and I saw it in my country this year for the first time but I couldn't get as fine shot as this.
Maybe I should try improving this shot a little more in the WS.
TFS, regards, Ivan

merhaba güzel çalışma tebrikler:)

Hi Marc
I wish I could spend the winter in South America :)
This is a great little shot of your sandpiper standing on a log. The colours of your sandpiper really came out nice and sharp.
TFS Janice

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-08 13:56]

Hi Marc.
You have shared very nice shot with clear beautiful colors, excellent details and interesting captured scene. I agree with Argus: it is better to leave more spaces before a bird in a direction of its sight, than behind of it. Pretty, well done job.
TFS and my best regards.

Hi Marc,
An excellent shot on this Spotted Sandpiper. A well composed and framed photo. Exposure looks spot on with the good colors and sharp detail. Nice camera work.

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