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Baird's Sandpiper


Baird's Sandpiper
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 19:27
Viewed: 3099
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)

Single individual - Toronto Islands

Small to medium-sized sandpiper. Short neck. Moderately long, slightly drooping bill. Moderately long legs. Long wings extend past end of tail on resting bird. Dark center of rump and tail. Fairly distinct chest markings. Back scaly, with whitish edges to dark back feathers in some plumages.

The migration of the Baird's Sandpiper is long but rapid. After departing high-arctic breeding grounds and staging in southern Canada and the northern United States, most individuals travel 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) or more directly to northern South America, some going on as far as Tierra del Fuego. Many individuals complete the entire 15,000 kilometer (9,300 mile) journey in as few as 5 weeks.
(from "All About Birds")

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Hello Mario,
Fantastic image for details light and sharpness. Perfect background. Very very good picture. Regrds, Paolo

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2010-08-31 6:33]

Excellent work here. Beautiful lighting and color and feather detail is outstanding. Gary

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-31 6:43]

Hello Mario,
Fantastic photo of this Baird's Sandpiper, an uncommon bird. The sharpness and details are outstanding. Very beautiful in this colours and natural environment. Very good low POV and eye contact.
Regards,
Peter

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