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Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-01 7:28
Viewed: 912
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 the Indian Subcontinent, 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.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-01 9:01]

Hello Siggi,
What an attractive specimen with beautiful colors and camouflaged markings. It seems to have posed perfectly for you on the post while calling out, giving you a nice opened beak shot. Good eye contact with just a hint of catchlight. I like the clean blurred BG.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-01 9:27]

Hello Sigi,
Very nice photo of this Black-tailed Godwit. Almost the same posting as my Godwit of 04-12-2014, only this one is calling. Good sharpness and beautiful colours. Excellent blurred background.

very nice picture with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Siggi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Outstanding and exccelent picture Siegfried.
Very well done.

Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful exposed image..........

Hello Siggi
great capture of this Godwit with beak open, beautiful light and colors,
superb sharpness, the BG highlight the bird very well
Have a good WE

Hello Siegfried,

Beautiful species and well captured against such blurry BG.I like its composition as well as splendid color and details. Good work......just part of feet out of frame.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-04 12:46]

Hi Siggi,excellent capture of this godwit,perfect timing to take it with the open beak and the usual top quality.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-10-07 22:47]

Hi Siegfried
This is a neat presentation, with such a background.
Interesting bird, fine details and a good light.


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