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Greater Yellowlegs


Greater Yellowlegs
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Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 197] (943)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF75-300 III USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 16:19
Viewed: 3079
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“Greater Yellowlegs” is the name of this photograph and it was taken today at Quidi Vidi Lake. I hope this is the correct identification?
As I was sitting on the bench enjoying the cool breeze, this little creature flew by and landed nearby. This sandpiper is not very common in this area. The only problem was that he was directly in the sunshine. Using my telephoto lens, I tried to get a few shots before he flew away. However to my surprise he stayed nearby. In fact a smaller version of the sandpiper appeared, maybe a young birds or a lesser yellow leg sandpiper.
I took a dozen or so shots and this one appears to be a keeper.
Photograph was cropped, level adjusted, framed and saved for the web.

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Excellent POV and very nice composition. DOF is perfect. Beautiful detail and color. I love the pose, just strutting along.

Think you are spot on with your identification, I'd back you up that it's a greater yellowlegs... lol, watch us both be wrong.

TFS, Mish

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