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Least Sandpiper

Least 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: 2010-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 20:15
Viewed: 2923
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

Done at Presqui'lle Provincial Park

The Least Sandpiper is the smallest shorebird in the world.

A common small shorebird, the Least Sandpiper can be found in migration all across North America. It can be readily identified by its small size and yellow legs.

Although it is a relatively numerous shorebird, the Least Sandpiper tends to occur in flocks of dozens or hundreds, rather than thousands like some other sandpipers. It also tends to forage at the upper edge of mudflats or along drier margins of inland ponds than other related small sandpipers.
(from "All About Birds")

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  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-22 22:01]

Hello Mario
Another great capture. This specie is very similar with Little Stint (Calidris minuta).
Thanks for sharing

Hi Mario,
the sandpiper seems just to walk into your camera. Wonderfull colours and details. Well catched moment.

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-22 23:25]

Hi Mario,
Beautiful capture of this Sandpiper.I liked use of DOF,details and sharpness on head and tight framing a lot.Have a nice day!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Mario,
another great capture, incredible sharpness, details and light......as usual. Very very beautiful image. Bravo, regards, Paolo

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