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Upland sandpiper

Upland sandpiper
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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: 2014-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 12:24
Viewed: 1431
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my trip to Manitoba

The Upland sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) is a large sandpiper, closely related to the curlews (Thomas, 2004). Older names are the upland plover and Bartram's sandpiper.

Even though they are sandpipers, they do not need the water. They prefer open country with tall grasses. They are also found at airports, blueberry farms and abandoned strip mines in the east. Their true core range and habitat is in the northern midwest United States.

Upland sandpipers forage in fields, picking up food by sight. They are frequently sighted on fence posts and even telephone poles. When an "uppy" alights, it holds its wings up for a few seconds. They are constantly scanning the horizon for intruders. The Upland Sandpiper's diet includes grasshoppers, crickets, weevils, beetles, moths, ants, flies, bugs, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, snails and earthworms. It also eats some grains and seeds.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • Great 
  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-06-22 17:27]

good clarity. nicely executed shot. excellent frame. tfs.

GREAT SHOT.........

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-23 0:57]

Hello Mario
such a pretty capture and excellent presentation. Very lively details and the green background is so pretty.


Bonsoir Mario,
C'est beau !!!
Excellente valorisation du sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-06-24 10:30]

Hi Mario,
Nice shot of a beautiful bird.
Amazing colors,good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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