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The Dunlin

The Dunlin
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Copyright: Maciej Koniuszy (Nemeth) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 0 N: 57] (585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-16 4:17
Viewed: 2937
Points: 12
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The Dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a familiar shorebird around the world, where its bright reddish back and black belly, and long, drooping bill distinguish it from nearly all other shorebirds. It breeds across the top of both North American and Eurasia, and winters along coasts around the northern hemisphere.

Medium-sized sandpiper. Moderately short neck. Moderately long, drooping bill. Moderately long, blackish legs. Slightly hunched appearance. In breeding plumage has black belly, rufous cap, and rufous back. Nonbreeding plumage is all dull brownish gray, with whitish belly.

* Size: 16-22 cm (6-9 in)
* Wingspan: 36-38 cm (14-15 in)
* Weight: 48-64 g (1.69-2.26 ounces)
Sexes similar, female slightly larger.

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Hi Maciej
what a nice capture for lovely Dunlin. great focus, POV and composition. it starts to get breeding plumage with blackish venter. many thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-16 5:32]

Hi Maciej!
Nice hotelu. Niektóre kolory i dobrze zdefiniowane.

hello Macij
beautiful photo beautiful glance and good detail
best regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-03-16 7:17]

Hello Maciej
Nice capture.Good low POV and sharp image in a natural habitat.Nice plumage detail and interesting text.
TFS Michel

Fajny ptaszek :P

Witaj Macku
Bardzo mi sie podoba Twoj brodziec. Jest osrty, a na dziobie widze kropelke wody.
Gratuluje zdobyczy i pozdrawiam - Roma

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