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Hitchiking Sandpiper

Hitchiking Sandpiper
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Copyright: John Stewart (jstewart) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 125] (609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-16 23:07
Viewed: 3456
Points: 8
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I was sea kayaking in an estuary several miles from Ketchikan, Alaska, a few weeks ago. This lesser sandpiper (that's what I think it is) was sitting on a log and as we passed by it hopped on to one of our kayaks and stayed with us for about a quarter of an hour. Then as we passed its log again, off it hopped.
A little cropping and a touch of layers and hues and sharpening.
Have been away from the Trek sites for about a year but hope to be back submitting and critiquing images again. I see many of my old favourite photographers are still at it with amazing images still pouring forth.
There is a unique international cameraderie in these sites....let's keep it going.

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hi john
very good picture with lot of details on feathers
good colors
perfcet focus
well done
aleks ;)
best wishes
no more point
i'll be back soon

Hello John,
I think it is a Sandpiper. Quite convinced. However the species?
Depicted sharp with a good pose.
A bit puzzled about the boat...

Nice shot and great details of picture. Well done. Carme.

Wonderful shot John.
Perfect exposure with greatr details and colour.
You're lucky it was so tame.
You managed a great capture.

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