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Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper
Photo Information
Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MIV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 16:55
Viewed: 2497
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This year again we see very little shore birds even if the water level on the river is very low,you have to be very attentive in order to see any of them and I would had that most of the time they are very nervous and do not stand around for to long.On this presentation one of the thing I did like was that insect flying around (idea of the insect would be appreciated)
From Audubon
The least Sandpiper is the smallest of American shorebird.Brownish above with yellowish or greenish legs,short thin bill,and streaked breast.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-24 21:02]

Hello Michel,
Very good photo of this Calidris minutilla, great sharp and colorful details, useful description, interesting species, thanks for sharing!

will you just LOOK at this shot..and the lil bee buzzing by too! amazing ! love it! Great eye contact and exceptional detail of the feathers and of course the resting natural pose.

Hello Michel,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Outstanding sharp details. The colors of this bird are wonderful. Lovely contrast against the blue sky. A perfect image....
Thanks for sharing!

nice image of bird. good lighting and angle. tfs.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-25 4:41]

A very good picture of this bird. Well done. I like the detail of the fly aound the bird. Congratulation. un saludo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-25 4:43]

Salut Michel,la pose sur une seule jambe est vraiment originale et agreable! Magnifique capture de ce petit oiseau avec details et couleurs impressionants,et il y a aussi le bonus de quelque chose en vol sur la droite..ehehe...mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Ciao Michel, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blue sky, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Michel,
lovely picture of this Sandpiper.
perfect sharpness with true colour.
taken from a good angle. a small fly is there:)
best wishes,

Hello Michel
Great capture of this sandpiper in lovely pose.Great low POV,wonderful colors and great details.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Ciao Michele.
Splendida cattura in una posa originale di questo shorebird, eccellente la nitidezza con molteplici dettagli eccellenti i colori molto molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-25 10:26]

Hello Michael.
Well captured! Great composition and detail. Natural colours and perfect focus.
Best regards Siggi

hello Michel
super sharpness and nice composition with good BG
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-25 11:21]

Hello Michel,
A photo taken from a perfect POV in fantastic sharpness and details. Attractive pose with eye contact. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. The insect is a great bonus.

Ciao Michel. Stuning details and wonderful colours for the cute bird. Impressive focused eye. Nice fly in flyght....


very good cous and nice POV


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-25 12:45]

Hi Michel,
Very nice capture of a beautiful bird.
Pose and compo are really perfect.
Nice colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-09-25 20:52]

Hello Michel,
What an eyecatching image, and you even captured him standing on one leg. Outstanding detail and beautiful natural coloration. Great eye contact showing that ever sought after little twinkle. I see you even managed to include a tiny fly into your presentation. Well done!!

Another fantastic photo Michel! The pose, the composition, the BG, the colours and the sharpness for one more time are all excellent!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-26 4:46]

Bonjour Michel,
Un angle de vue plutôt drôle et la pose de l'oiseau est particulière aussi. Une image vivante, j'aime beaucoup la manière dont le Bécasseau regarde le photographe. Présentation naturelle aussi.
Un grand merci!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-09-28 2:09]

Hi Michel,
Pretty shot ..
Nice colours and good focus.
Best wishes,

Bonjour Michel,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du Bécasseau minuscule. L'image est claire et nette. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-23 3:12]

Hello Michel
very pretty view with the bird antic, the one legged guy.
Very pretty with splendid sharpness. The well arrange pattern of the feathers on the wings is superb.
You have given the best emphasis on the beauty of this bird.


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