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Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper
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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/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-09 5:08
Viewed: 2622
Points: 26
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, is a small wader. This Eurasian species is the smallest of the shanks, which are mid-sized long-legged waders of the family Scolopacidae.
It resembles a longer-legged and more delicate Green (T. ochropus) or Solitary Sandpiper (T. solitaria) with a short fine bill, brown back and longer yellowish legs. It differs from the first of those species in a smaller and less contrasting white rump patch, while the Solitary Sandpiper nas no white rump patch at all.
However, it is not very closely related to these two species. Rather, its closest relative is the Common Redshank (T. totanus), and these two share a sister relationship with the Marsh Sandpiper (T. stagnatilis). These three species are a group of smallish shanks with red or yellowish legs, a breeding plumage that is generally subdued light brown above with some darker mottling and with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck.
The Wood Sandpiper breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. They migrate to Africa and southern Asia, particularly India. Vargant birds have been seen as far into the Pacific as the Hawaiian Islands. In Micronesia it is a regular visitor to the Marianas Islands (where flocks of up to 32 birds are reported) and Palau; it is recorded on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands about once per decade. This species is encountered in the western Pacific region between mid-October and mid-May.
This bird is usually found on fresh water during migration and wintering. They forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud, and mainly eat insects and similar small prey. T. glareola nests on the ground or uses an abandoned old tree nest of another bird, such as the Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris).

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Hi Razvan,


Another picture above the ordinary. Excellent brightness and a distinctive approach in three layers, too good to pass great sense of depth.



Ciao Razvan, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-09 5:39]

Foarte frumoase lumini, detalii, felicitari!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-09 6:32]

Hello Razvan,
What a beauty! The light is amazing. Fantastic bright colours. Excellent sharp details, low POV, DOF and composition. Very good quality!

Hi Razvan. Another dymamic and sharpened capture with soft warm light and excellent details. Nice compo.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-09 8:42]

Hi Razvan. An excellent side view of this Wood Sandpiper taken in its natural suroundings. You use the summer light so well to give warm colours. Well taken TFS.

hello Razvan
super picture with good details and beautiful colours
great sharpness
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-09 11:04]

Hello Razvan.
Excellent photo of this Sandpiper . Beautiful warm light and great natural colours. Good detailed image, sharp with nice background.Best regards Siggi

Buna Razvan,
Excelente detalii si contraste. Se vede pana si luciul apei de pe cioc.
Buna si pozitia in care ai surprins-o.

Hi Razvan,

A lovely closeup capture of the beautiful bird with wonderful details!
I like the sharpness and POV here with great natural colors. A great contrast can be seen between the bird and the blurry BG.
A nice composition!

best regards,

Hello Razvan
a very beautiful shot of this Wood Sandpiper taken in his natural habitat, great composition, sharp details and fine coloration
very well done and have a good night

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-19 5:23]

Hi Razvan,
Very beautiful capture of this Wood sandpiper.I liked moment you caught,eye contact and low level POV a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-11-20 7:21]

Hi Razvan
Nice presentation.Good POV and excelelnt detail from the natural habitat.Sharp image with good colors and nice catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

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