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Dowitcher going for food

Dowitcher going for food
Photo Information
Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-23 23:50
Viewed: 2965
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Long-billed Dowitcher,
These birds forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud. They mainly eat insects, mollusks, crustaceans and marine worms, but also eat some plant material.

They are more likely to be seen near fresh water than the Short-billed Dowitcher.
The next shot shows the result of all this wading.
Thanks for all your nice critique.
Enjoy the first week of fall for those of you in it.

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Very sharp with very nice details. Great composition with beautiful colors and a nice POV.
Best wishes,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-09-24 0:56]

Good morning Doug,
I liked your timing and the pose you captured. Good composition and details. TFS
Best wishes,

hi doug
a very good shot with great details on water

aleks ;)
best wishes

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-09-24 3:37]

Hello Doug,
This is great timing. Outstanding natural colours and details. Fantastic POV and composition.

Outstanding moment. it is so alive with the movement matching with the color of nature.

hello Doug

i realy like your action image
you cliqued at the camera at the good moment

bill and foot in the same time

TFS for this great shot


that is a nice way to find some food!!I love the splash and his lifting leg, well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-25 2:55]

Hi Doug.
I am impressed with your amazing action shot. Timing is great as well as the diagonal composition, perfect lighting and sharpness of the image. Despite the large aperture value DOF is excellent. Low POV is so impressive too. Bravo and TFS.

Beautiful reflection - great details. Again, I love the texture in the feathers. What an interesting (and cute) pose! :)

Hello Doug again
I've started with commenting your second picture as I saw it first. This one is excellent action photo.
Wonderful composed end exposed. Just great.
Best wishes

Fascinating to watch shorebirds. Great capture of the action, razorsharp image!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-01 20:43]

Hello Doug

Just marking the post for now


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