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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-01 14:11
Viewed: 3240
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Arenaria
Species: A. interpres

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone.

Arenaria interpres.

Il voltapietre (Arenaria interpres, Linnaeus 1758) è un uccello facente parte della famiglia scolopacidae. È un uccello migratore che nidifica nella parte settentrionale dell'Eurasia e del Nord America per poi volare verso sud in inverno lungo le coste di quasi tutto il mondo. Il nome deriva per la sua capacità di voltare velocemente le pietre per mangiarne gli insetti annidati sotto.
È un uccello piuttosto piccolo e tarchiato, lungo 22-24 centimetri, con un'apertura alare di 50-57 centimetri e un peso che si aggira intorno agli 85-150 grammi. Il becco scuro e conico è lungo 2-2,5 centimetri e leggermente rivolto verso l'alto. Le zampe sono piuttosto corte (3,5 centimetri) e di colore arancione.
In tutte le stagioni il piumaggio è dominato da un disegno arlecchino bianco e nero. Durante la stagione riproduttiva questi uccelli hanno la parte superiore rossiccia con macchie nere. La testa è bianca con una fascia nera che parte dagli occhi e si allaga fino a ricoprire tutto il petto tranne una macchia bianca ai lati. Le parti inferiori sono bianche. La femmina ha un colore meno brillante del maschio e la testa più scura.
Gli adulti fuori dalla stagione riproduttiva sono più scuri, con la testa quasi completamente marrone macchiata di bianco, mentre il dorso è bruno con qualche chiazza nera.
Il voltapietre si ciba soprattutto di invertebrati, ma non disdegna carogne, uova e vegetali. Gli insetti costituiscono un alimento particolarmente importante durante la stagione riproduttiva. Si nutre inoltre di crostacei, molluschi e vermi. Spesso rivolta le pietre per cercare gli insetti e gli altri invertebrati di cui si nutre sotto di esse. Da qui deriva appunto il suo nome comune. Solitamente si nutre in gruppo.

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So close to you! Great capture and such cute feet and crystal clear waters! :)

Sharp picture of this colourful wader in the slanting light that forms a shadow on the ground, Luciano. Looks like an early morning shoot. Great capture.
Thanks.
Ram

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-01 17:33]

Hello Luciano
nice and sharp view of the bird. The wings are splendid with feathers so defined.
I like the colors too.

Regards
Foozi

Hello Luciano

Excellent close-up photo of the Ruddy Turnstone,
with fine POV, DOF, beautiful light, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS

Asbed

Hello Luciano,
What a beautiful shot again.Very nice active pose of the bird.Very clear picture.Sharpness excellent.Truly natural colour.Nice POV also.

Thanks for sharing such beautiful species.
Kind regards,
Srikumar

Nice pose Luciano! Beautiful photo with good composition, fantastic lighting and impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ciao Luciano, fortuna che tra un po' volano che co' tutti st'uccelli....., bello per carità ma voi mette 'na bella farfallona..., ottima qualità, complimenti per averne ritrovato il nome, io non ci sarei riuscito, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
An amazing capture with great sharp details of plumage,clarity and nice luminosity of colours. Very well exposed subject and a lovely composition.
TFS and My regards,
Joy

Hi Luciano
Great capture in the morning sun. Very nice lighting. A very attractive bird with beautiful markings. What did you offer it to get so close. LOL Great scene, nice job.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards
Colin

你好
這鳥照的很不錯
那道光線使她更明亮美麗
羽毛可以看得很仔細的清亮
眼神也不錯 真是好的作品
謝謝分享
晚安
STONE

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful photo of you as always. Pleasing composition, incredible colors, awesome lights and sharpness. Only, very minimal thing I may change is the crop: I might use slightly tighter at the bottom to compose the bird just to the centre! Nevertheless, a shot of high quality. Congrats. This species wears the strange Hungarian name "stoneturner".
Tfs, best regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-02 4:13]

Hello Luciano,
How could you come so close to this Ruddy Turnstone?
Excellent photo in great sharpnesas, details and beautiful contrasting colours agasinst the background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-02 4:49]

Bonjour Luciano,
Il y a dans tes archives encore beaucoup de surprises...une image vivante et intéresssante de ce bel oiseau occupé à picorer sur un rocher. Belle lumière aussi.
Merci aussi de l'avoir identifié!
Bonne fin de semaine
Anne

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2013-02-02 7:29]

Muhteşem desenleri ve renkleriyle çok güzel bir Taşçeviren. Tebrikler...

Hüseyin

Hello Luciano

Fantastic sharpness and exposure to show the beautiful plummage colours of the Ruddy turnstone in action, no doubt looking for food.
Thanks
Himanshu

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details, and sharpness. Great composition & presentation. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!

Umar

Hello Luciano
Excellent photo, nice background to set off the bird nicely, correct exposure, very good detail.
Splendid colours.
regards yiannis

Hello Luciano,
a picture with all excellent quality like colour, sharpness and composition.
best wishes,
samiran

hello Luciano
this is a super picture with great light and beautiful colours
very nice composition
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano. Per me questo è un altro super lavoro. Da paura dettaglio e nitidezza. Luce gestita alla grande. C'è anche l'ombra del pennuto. Aspettando le farfalle......

Roberto

Hi Luciano,
wonderful colours and great sharpness - an impressive shot of this turnstone.
have a nice day
Pierre

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-04 9:54]

Ciao Luciano,
Pretty shot ..
Very nice and sharpness composition with good details and lovely colours
Best wishes,
Seyfi

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-02-04 10:13]

Hi Luciano,
beautiful photo my friend,wonderful lighting, excellent details, beautiful natural colors !
Best regards !

Hi Luciano,

You're capturing well bird by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the bird with white head/body, feather with brown/black and black beak. It looks like cute and lovely bird. You catch well this posture looking for something. And, the shadow projected to the stone draws out a good effect.

Kind regards,
mikio

Hello Luciano,
A Very nice capture with beautiful colours and sharp plumage detail. The pose is natural in it's habitat and from a nice POV. Well done my friend.
Best regards,
Carl

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-07 12:43]
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Hi Luciano
Great closed up.Razor sharp image with excellent details.Light and colours are excellent
TFS Michel ciao

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-02-10 19:34]

Hola Luciano, que hermosa especie y foto ha logrado; me gusta el manejo de la luz, color y el entorno natural del ave...saludos.

Hello Luciano.
Excellent capture of this Ruddy Turnstone with its curiosity and lovely details. The light is excellent and your shots are always with excellent details.
Regards,
Jusni

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