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Common Redshank

Common Redshank
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Copyright: Sigmund Rise (rise) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (108)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma EX 50-500 1:4 6,3 APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 10:06
Viewed: 3460
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Redshank or Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. It is closest to the small Wood Sandpiper, and also closely related to the Marsh Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). These are a group of smallish shanks which tend to have red or reddish legs, and in breeding plumage are generally a subdued, light brown above with some darker mottling, with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.
This is a widespread breeding bird across Europe and northern Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering on coasts around the Mediterranean, in south Asia, and on the Atlantic coast of Europe from Great Britain southwards.

This picture was taken by the Orkelsjøen mountain lake.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-13 10:26]

Hi Sigmund . This is a very clear well focused picture of the Redshank. You have taken this natural looking shot with fine detail and bright colours . Your use of the sun light makes the bird stand out well. Good notes to. TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-13 12:44]

Hi Sigmund.
beautiful shar image in is natural habitat.I lihe your subject pose and colors.I also like the nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

Hola Sigmund, no entiendo mucho de aves, aunque si veo una toma preciosa, donde has centrado el foco en el motivo principal de manera acertada y efectiva. Un fondo apropiado. Buen trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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