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A whole different kind of stretching

A whole different kind of stretching
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 2:32
Viewed: 2383
Points: 16
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Another one of the snipe (gallinago galinago), this one is tretching like my duck, only check what he's stretching. The top of the bill is pointing upwards, I never knew (some) birds could do this.

Probably my last upload before my holiday enjoy your weekend and probably some more uploads in a couple of weeks


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This is a wonderful capture of a rare moment, for sure! I love the lighting, background, nice focus and of course the subject (a rarely seen behaviour). Have a great weekend and holiday!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-15 6:12]

This image is fantastic, Jeroen!
Great sharpness and fine details, excellent light, splendid colours and POV.
Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Impressive behavior Jeroen! I have seen a lot of snipe but I have never seen something like this before! Excellent photo!!

Hallo Jeroen
super gave opname
veel details en super kleuren
groetjes lou

Hi Jeroen,
Yes, this is an ability of certain shorebirds, and also Snipes.

It is called "Distal Rhynchokinesis".

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-10-16 0:57]

Lovely capture of an unusual bird.

Enjoy our holidays.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-16 1:45]

Hi Jeroen,
Perfect portrait of a beautiful and very interesting bird.
Very useful and informative notes.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Jeroen,
Truly a rare capture with excellent earthly colours, detail and eye contact. Well done.

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