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Greater Yellowlegs Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs Sandpiper
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-23 19:42
Viewed: 1268
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I rarely get the chance to photograph shorebirds, but today I have posted a sandpiper. I went up to Magee Marsh today to see what early migratory birds were arriving. I spotted this Greater Yellowlegs Sandpiper wading in the back waters.

I had a hard time deciding if this was a Lesser Yellowlegs or a Greater Yellowlegs since they both look very similar when seen alone. The deciding factor was the slightly upturned bill which is characteristic of the Greater.

I will post another image in the WS.

For more info on the Greater Yellowlegs Click Here

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-24 1:13]

Hello Ron,
Very nice photo of this sandpiper. Good sharpness and natural colors. Nicely composed. The WS photo is beautiful too.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-04-24 3:16]

Hi Ron, good to know about this birds name and nice crisp sharp catch, well shot.

hallo Ron
veru nice to see this bird so deep in water
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Ron,
Beautiful Sandpiper. Well captured with reflection. Nice details and light on its eye. Like atmosphere.
Thanks and have a nice Sunday,

hello Ron
Une très belle composition, avec le léger reflet.
Bonne gestion de la netteté et des couleurs

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-24 12:24]

Hi Ron,an excellent capture of this sandpiper,i like a lot the perfect pose and quality,beautiful circles around it in the water and bright reflections too. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ron,

I like the reflection and the ripples on the water. The point of view is showing the details of the Greater Yellowlegs Sandpiper. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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