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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, ISO 400, 86mm Kood UV
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 7:57
Viewed: 3643
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Limosa
Species: L. limosa
Binomial name: Limosa limosa

The Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa, is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird first described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. It is a member of the Limosa genus, the godwits. There are three subspecies, all with orange head, neck and chest in breeding plumage and dull grey-brown winter coloration, and distinctive black and white wingbar at all times.

Its breeding range stretches from Iceland through Europe and areas of central Asia. Black-tailed Godwits spend winter in areas as diverse as Australia, western Europe and west Africa. The species breeds in fens, lake edges, damp meadows, moorlands and bogs and uses estuaries, swamps and floods in winter; it is more likely to be found inland and on freshwater than the similar Bar-tailed Godwit. The world population is estimated to be 634,000 to 805,000 birds and is classified as Near Threatened.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-tailed_Godwit

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Hello Thijs,
Nice capture of bird in action. Good composition, DOF and sharpness. TFS - Regards - Adil.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-26 11:15]

Hi Thijs . I like the pose of The Black-tailed Godwit with its wings ready for flying. We can see all of the wing feathers, You have taken this with fine detail and natural colours. The bird stands out well from the plain BG. well done tFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-05-26 11:15]

Wat een prachtfoto, Thijs!
Geen idee waarom de waardering tot nu toe niet hoger uitvalt, maar ik vind het in alle opzichten een uitstekende foto en erg mooi. De scherpte, kleuren, ook in de achtergrond, compositie, fotostandpunt en diepte zijn allemaal schitterend!
Die vleugels zijn echt perfect.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-05-26 11:16]

Ha Thijs,

Een fraaie en gedetaileerde opname,je ziet de vliegjes zelfs vliegen in de achtergrond,verders een mooie compositie op een veelal gebruikt paaltje als je het mij vraagt,groetjes


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  • Chas Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (62)
  • [2009-07-31 12:16]

I really like this image, I like the way the contrast has been adjusted, this makes the white on the bird really stand out.
Well done you have done a great, great job,

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