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Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank
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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): aquatic birds! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-04 0:58
Viewed: 3836
Points: 20
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus is a wader in the large bird family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. It is an Arctic bird, breeding across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering around the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia, usually on fresh or brackish water. It is an occasional vagrant in Australia and North America.
It is 29-33 cm long. It is black in breeding plumage, and very pale in winter. It has a red legs and bill, and shows a white oval on the back in flight. Juveniles are grey-brown finely speckled white above, and have pale, finely barred underparts. It nests on open boggy taiga, laying four eggs in a ground scrape. The call is a creaking whistle teu-it (somewhat similar to the call of a Roseate Tern), the alarm call a kyip-kyip-kyip. Like most waders, it feeds on small invertebrates.
The Spotted Redshank is replaced as a breeding bird further south by the Common Redshank, which has a shorter bill and legs, and is brown and white above with some dark patterning below, becoming somewhat lighter-toned in winter.
Taxonomically, it forms a close-knit group with the Greater Yellowlegs and the Greenshank, which among them show all the basic leg and foot colours of the shanks, demonstrating that this character is paraphyletic (Pereira & Baker, 2005). These three species are the largest shanks apart from the Willet, which is altogether more robustly built.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-04 1:54]

Foarte frumoasa prezentare, o fotografie excelenta!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-04 2:55]

Hello Razvan,
Excellent shot of the Spotted Redshank.
Fantastic light with fine focus and sharp details. The reflection on the calm water adds so much beauty to the shot. Great POV and DOF . Very nicely composed and presented. Best regards Siggi

Hi Razvan. Excellent symetric capture with very good focus and sharp. Amazing reflections and superb bright natural colours.


Hello Razvan,
a superb portrait of the Spotted Redshank taken from an excellent POV with very good sharpness and fantastic bright colours, i like this nice composition with a great reflections
Best regards

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-11-04 7:27]

Capture de azi este perfecta:reflexia in apa pare identica cu originalul.

Ce inedita captura!
Pasarea in plina miscare cu o refetare perfecta in apa.

Buna Razvan,
Foarte de efect nuantele rosu-portocaliu de la picioare si cioc.....
aduc culoare si dinamism in fotografie. Imi place reflexia in apa
linistita a pasarii, cat si fundalul unicolor, care este in
contrast cu corpul acesteia.

hello Razvan
impressive moment and with the POV that you selected and also the reflection the result is one exceptional photo!
TFS keep on photographing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-04 14:48]

Hi Razvan,how i like these reflections,this kind of pics are very very nice,especially when the sharpness and colors are so perfects! Beautiful and magic composition,my best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Ciao Razvan, fantastic reflection of splendid bird, great details and excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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