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Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper
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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: 2011-04-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Jessops UV 77mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 5:43
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Points: 24
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The adult is 18–20 cm long, with a 32–35 cm wingspan. It has greyish brown upperparts, white underparts, short dark-yellowish legs and feet, and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. In winter plumage, they are duller and have more conspicuous barring on the wings, though this is still only visible at close range. Juveniles are more heavily barred above and have buff edges to the wing feathers.
This species is very similar to the slightly larger Spotted Sandpiper (A. macularia) in non-breeding plumage. But its darker legs and feet and the crisper wing pattern (visible in flight) tend to give it away, and of course they are only rarely found in the same location.

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Hello Razvan
Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-04-25 7:05]

Hello Razvan

Good neat shot of the Actitis hypoleucos. It is quite alike the one we have here, the Actitis macularius.Nice posture and natural colors. The details are very sharp and the depth of field is correct. Tthe composition is perfect except for the fact that the undertail whiteness is too close to he whiteness of the foam behind. But it is still a good shot.

Regards from Québec

Very beautiful bird portrait!

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice walking pose, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Razvan. Impressive focused eye and good colours with best light's management. TFS.


Buna Razvan,
Faina captura. Am intalnit-o si eu pe la baltile de la Satchinez dar lipsa de apa a redus
dramatic prezenta pasarilor de apa in zona.
Detalii si culori naturale. Contrast foarte bun.
Numai bine!

Buena luz, aunque casi al límite y unos interesantes
detalles en algunos puntos de la toma. Buena captura
del ojo. Saludos Razvan: Josep Ignasi.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2011-04-25 13:23]

Merhaba Razvan!
Dere düdükçünü'nün çok başarılı bir karesi. Arka plandaki köpüklü sular, kareye değer katmış. Tebrikler.


Foarte frumos redata! Nu am avut niciodata ocazia sa o intalnesc! Ma bucur mult ca prin intermediul fotografiilor unor oameni entuziasti aflam lucruri interesante si frumoase! Felicitari!

Salut Razvan,
Bine surprins acest fluierar de munte, detaliile sunt excelente, culorile sunt naturale iar senzatia de continua miscare a acestei pasari este redata foarte bine. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

Bonjour Razvan,
Exercice difficile compte tenu du mimétisme du plumage du sujet avec son environnement et que tu as su résoudre brillamment dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Razvan, beautiful shot of this piper. Nice job. Bill

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