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Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 17:07
Viewed: 3486
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once more time I have to refer to my archive since that there is not to many birds around.I believe that this is a Ruddy Turnstone in a winter plumage but I could be wrong.We had a lot of occasion that morning at different species.

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Hello Michel
Turnstone is one of my favourite wader birds. I captured firstly its several photographes ten days ago, even it was far away.
You are lucky to see more close and to capture with a great shot when it looked for some edible things. focus, POV/DOF, colors and composition very nice. white balance and BG also great. Thanks for sharing, best wishes and have a nice week.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-31 18:13]

Hello Michel,
I knew you must have an archive full of fantastic work, and I am right.
Look at this magnificent image every thing is superb, thank you for sharing my friend.

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2010-01-31 19:38]

Hi Michael,

Good bird and very nice photo.
I met this little fellow in Cuba, a month ago – he was in vacation there ;-)

Regards, Mario

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-31 22:38]

Hi Michel

Very good low pov plus wonderful detail. Well seen and captured.

Best wishes


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-31 22:58]

Hi Michel,
Very beautiful capture of this turnstone.I liked POV,colors,details and pose of bird a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Michel
Excellent and lovely shot of a turnstone with great sharpness and composition.
TFS and Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-01 0:53]

Hello Michel,
Fantastic close photo of this Ruddy Turnstone. Great sharpness and details in very beautiful light. Perfect low POV. Excellent composition, DOF and OOF BG.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-01 1:16]

Hello Michel
Excellent capture of this turnstone with natural colors, low POV and great details

Hello Michel,
Wonderful capture with excellent natural colours. Superb composition.
Excellent sharpness and details.

hello Michel,
excellent close up, the quality on top, colors and details natural, you feel the movement, it's a great photo with Turnstone!
keep photographing! TFS

Hi Michel.
Nice capture of this bird.
Interesting details and colors of it.
Best greetings.Alin.

Hi Michel,

An incredible action capture of a pretty turnstone with great details and delightfull composition.
TFS and have a nice day and new week MF!


Bonjour Michel,
Une très belle capture bien en focus,montrant de bons details du plumage

Ciao Michel. Another fantastic capture in excellente lgiht and beautiful colours. Very good contrast. Nice pose.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-01 6:13]

Hello Michel
What a wonderful capture!
Very sharp details, lovely colors and details.
Great shot!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-01 7:12]

Hello Michael,
Nice picture of the Turnstone taken with a great POV and DOF. The sharpness and details are excellent.Good colours and contrats.
Thanks for the share.Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-01 10:47]

Hi Michel,
What's nice archive!
You searched for, but you find something magnificent. Exceptional macro.
A beautiful plumage of these birds small but beautiful.
Have a nice Monday,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-01 11:28]

Hello Michel,
An excellent close capture of a Ruddy Turnstone that has almost moulted into winter plumage.
I like the low POV and the foot action is great. Excellent lighting and natural colours.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-01 11:40]

Hi Michel. It is good to go back and find this type of picture in your archives . It was a fine close up of the Ruddy Turnstone. Taken with good detail and bright colours. I am sure you will be out agian as soon as the weather gets better.
Well taken TFS.

Hello Michel,
a superb capture of the Ruddy Turnstone taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness, the colours are splendid, a very pleasant composition with a lovely posture of this beautiful bird.
Best regards

salut Michel

une excellente photo en close-up de cet oiseau de rivage,
excellent POV et DOF, superbe focus netteté et détails,
tu as cliqué la photo au bon moment, j'aime cette pose dynamique,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-01 15:19]

Salut Michel,j'ai vu ce petit oiseau en Decembre en Republique Dominicaine,peut etre tu souvien ma photo ici...une image excellente avec les meilleures couleurs et les details des plumes simplement parfaits! Mes compliments et bon Mardi,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-01 16:05]

Hi Michel,

Nothing much around here either A beautiful bird from your archives. I love the pose and the pointed toe. I have only seen a Ruddy Turnstone in pictures and he looks quite handsome. Wonderful details and colors of his patterned wings and head and his white plumage.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-01 19:53]

Hello Michel,
A great shot of this pretty little shore bird. The detail is exceptional, you even managed to freeze some grains of sand that it kicked up. Beautiful plumaged shown with vivid colors and perfect exposure. A super shot!! TFS.

Hello Michel,

an very nice picture from this bird with low pov and dof.
Fine natural colours and exellent details in the feathers.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-02 4:22]

Bonjour Michel,
Je vois que toi aussi tu puises dans tes archives.. la photo est tout à fait intéressante et bien réalisée. Cet oiseau a un magnifique plumage à la coloration très fine. En plus tu le présentes dans une attitude très concentrée et en plein mouvement. Belle lumière aussi.
Belle journée

Ciao Michel, lovely bird in nice walking pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-02 5:55]

Hello Michel,

This is the first time, that I found your gallery, wonderful done!
Splendid plumage,what a lovely sharpness and clarity.
Very well composition, pleasant of colours.
Good picture. TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-02 7:14]

Hello Michel,
A lovely capture of the Ruddy Turnstone in a nice pose looking for food. Fine sharp details and beautiful light and colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Buena nitidez con una captura de las texturas del plumaje del ave excelentes. Dinámica pose y buen encuadre.
Saludos Michel: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-02-05 17:43]

Hola Michel.
Hermosa foto. Finos detalles en toda la imagen. Me agrada la pose y el angulo desde donde se logra la imagne al raz del suelo como debe ser en este caso.
Saludos Michel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-06 1:50]

Hi Michel,
very sharp shot of this bird in beautiful light and colours. The shadow adds an interesting effect to the composition. I like the clarity of the feathers in its best view.
Excellent capture of the exciting moment.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-16 5:25]

Hi Michel.
Outstanding picture of a beautiful bird. Timing is spot on and captured moment and pose of the bird are amazing. I also am impressed with quality of reproduction of all bird's features as well as precise DOF. Superb job. Bravo.

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