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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
Date Submitted: 2010-10-14 0:42
Viewed: 2769
Points: 28
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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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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-10-14 0:57]

Perfceta reflexia ta de azi.
Putem admira ....doua pasari reusite.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-14 1:36]

Buna Razvan,
Minunata oglindire, culori naturale, detalii perfecte, felicitari!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-14 1:41]

Hello Razvan,
what an exciting capture of this bird. The reflection is so wonderful.
Exciting composition in pleasant colours and excellent sharpness.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-14 2:00]

Hello Razvan,
A superb capture!
The lighting, sharpness and colours, POV and composition with its refelection make a fine portrait of the Spotted Redshank in winter plumage.
Well done and thanks,
Kind regards,

Hi Ravzan,
This really is a little narcissus. Beautifully captured, this bird and its refelection. I like the greens in the lower right corner. Nice point of view. Lovely picture to look at!
Kind regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-10-14 2:48]

Hello Razvan,
Very good capture of this beautiful bird with great sharpness and nice its refelection.TFS.

Nice and sharp with good exposure and detail. Lovely reflection and pleasing composition.
Well captured

Ciao Rzvan. The water like an exciting mirror for the cute bird hitten by the light. Beautiful natural colours.


Hello Razvan friend
I like a lot the bird's expression!... really eloquent, eh?
Also you've managed the reflection in a truly artistic way! Congratulations!
Regards and thanks for sharing,

Felicitari Razvane, o compozitie frumoasa si lumina perfecta!

hello Razvan
this is a very nice picture
soft and beautiful naturel colours
great picture!
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-14 14:24]

Hi Razvan,the best light to create a fantastic reflection!! What a contrast,sharpness,colors and composition,a truely masterwork! I like it! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Razvan,
another great picture, sharp details and light fantastic. A nice image. Greetings, Paolo

Bonjour Razvan,
Originale publication dans une excellente composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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