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Tiny and Alone

Tiny and Alone
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Copyright: Eric Reuter (reutere) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (186)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D and Battery Grip, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2048 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-06 6:14
Viewed: 2595
Points: 20
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Very young Piping Plover chick (endangered species) on the sand in Cape May, NJ. The parents do not really stay too close to protect them. They are on their own almost from the time they can run and forage. At this stage, they cannot yet fly, but they already instinctively know how to hide, and can run fast. Still, they are vulnerable and exposed, and there are predators. This shot was taken early in the morning, and I thought the starkness of the sand and the long shadow captures that and more.

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Splendid Eric
what a great compo!

Great shot

Good focus and composition, and nice work with the shadow....
Maybe transform it a bit more to a panorama crop? The space to the right with the shadow is awesome, but the top and bottom adds little (except emphasize the tiny size of the chick, which may have been your purpose).


Hi Eric,
Great shot. Congratulation.
Cheers from NYC.

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-06 7:49]

Great, great picture with an fantastic composition and presentation. Congratulation.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-06 9:06]

Hello Eric,
Very beautiful photo of this young Piping Plover in a fine composition with this large shadow. Fantastic contrast against the grey background. Excellent sharpness, POV and beautiful natural colours.

Really nice composition!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-06 16:19]

Great minimalistic composition,it's nice to see something to different,i like a lot this pic!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

amazing small jewel, TFS Ori

nice and cute.
great capture,

I remember this lil guy!! LOVE that one water droplet on his lil beak, the POV and look at the eye contact. Hope this lil guy makes it! You captured the feeling too..
could write a story about him! :0)

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