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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Sigma EX 500mm f4.5 APO HSM, RAW ISO 800, Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 14:48
Viewed: 4144
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These waders are just small capture of a huge flock of thousands at RSPB Elmley Marshes. The large one on the left is Grey Plover, the small ones are Dunlins and the medium size birds are Red Knots. Various species all trying to fit on small patches of land and the shallow water around. Occasionally they are alarmed by a sight of predators and the flock explodes to flight.

A very dull day with low light and some rain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-17 14:50]

Hi Pekka,a beautiful situation and a great realisation! I like a lot the soft winter's colors and the perfects details!! My best compliments,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-17 15:11]

Hi Pekka,

How wonderful to see all of these species peacefully co-existing. Each and every one is lovely with fine details and lovely soft wintry colors. I love the different poses - especially the one with the wings raised. A marvelous scene captured beautifully.


hello Pekka

excellent photography of these beautiful different speecies
of waders, excellent timing to shoot them in group photo,
fine POV and DOF, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Pekka what a beautiful flock of these cute waders in a tandem and linear positioned. Wonderful clarity and nice colours too.
TFS and cheers,


nice calm pic, TFS Ori

Hi Pekka,
A lovely capture of these beautiful waders. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-18 10:08]

Hello Pekka,
I really like the composition in this group of Waders. A very good exposure on this scene. Good colors with sharp detail. A very good pose by these birds.
Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-18 11:38]

Hi Pekka,
Very busy area.I liked POV,framing and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-18 12:52]

Hi Pekka. It may have been a dull day but you got a good selection of birds all in he shot. Showing them together shows the difference in size . Good detail and natural colours. well done TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-02-18 16:11]

Hello Pekka,
This is a very nice shot, great POV.. Well done


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2009-02-19 14:06]

Hi Pekka
very nice composition
very good sharp
well done.


I have to tell you when I saw this picture for the first time I chuckled. I love the composition. It is like you have lined them up for a class picture with the shorter students in the front. I think The bird to the left, with it's wings out, makes this picture. It shows movement while the others are relatively still.

Nice shot - Bob

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