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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-23 3:46
Viewed: 2358
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A superb photo day and this is the result. i hope you like it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Dunlin, Calidris alpina, is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa and southeast Asia. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in Asia.
An adult Dunlin in breeding plumage shows the distinctive black belly which no other similar-sized wader possesses. The winter Dunlin is basically grey above and white below. Juveniles are brown above with two whitish "V" shapes on the back. They usually have black marks on the flanks or belly and show a strong white wingbar in flight
The legs and slightly decurved bill are black. There are a number of subspecies differing mainly in the extent of rufous coloration in the breeding plumage and the bill length. It should, however, be noted that bill length varies between sexes, the females having longer bills than the males.

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Hi Razvan!
This picture looks lika a bird and a mirror. Goog shot!

Perfect poza. Din masina sau din cort faci pozele?

Ciao Razvan. Stunning details and sharp in impressive DOF. Wonderful lightning compo.


I agree Razvan, that is a perfect example of a perfect photo day! I am impressed with the amazing colors here and even the delicate white feathers did not lost their presence. The fantastic blue colors on the water disappear unnoticeably in the horizons blasted in amazing dept of field! Picture of the day for me ! Bravo Razvan!
George Veltchev

Bonjour Razvan,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement, sous une excellente profondeur de champ et une belle lumière, par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-23 9:02]

Hi Razavn,you have raison! This is is super! What a nice position,what a fantastic sharpness and colors and what a beautiful reflections too.A truely masterwork! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Very well exposed in good light to show so much detail. Nice and sharp with a good composition.
Well done.


Hello Razvan,
Nice plumage textures!... uncommon but weel managed POV. I like the exposure level allowing perfect wather surface. Congratulations! Nice work!

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-10-24 2:55]

Their beaks always looked strange to me. A very well detailed photo of a nice bird. TFS Razvan.

Buna Razvan,
O captura foarte frumoasa- esti un norocos sa poti face astfel de poze din masina.
Numai bine,

Hi Razvan,
this is a fine and clear shot of this beautiful wader.
Correct exposure and accurate white balance make the colors wonderful. The reflections is a good bonus.
It's also sharp with sharp and well composed, Ilike the low POV too.


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