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Marsh Sandpiper

Marsh 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
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-17 7:47
Viewed: 2574
Points: 28
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis, is a small wader. It is a rather small shank, and breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from easternmost Europe to central Asia.
It resembles a small elegant Greenshank, with a long fine bill and very long yellowish legs. Like the Greenshank, it is greyish brown in breeding plumage, paler in winter, and has a white wedge up its back that is visible in flight. However, it is more closely related to the Common Redshank and the Wood Sandpiper (Pereira & Baker, 2005). Together, they form 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.
It is a migratory species, with majority of birds wintering in Africa, and India with fewer migrating to Southeast Asia and Australia. They prefer to winter on fresh water wetlands such as swamps and lakes and are usually seen singly or in small groups.
These birds forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud. They mainly eat insects, and similar small prey.

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Hi Razvan,

A very nice kind and very nice shots.
The viewing angle, light, sharpness and detail a very successful operation.
Thank you for sharing.

Best Regards,

Hello Razvan,
Impressive "clean" shot!... Weel done. I'm suprised with the light management, makig this shot a very natural view.

Buna Razvan,
O imagine cu detalii clare care imi place mult. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-17 9:56]

Hello Razvan,
A beautiful capture of this little wader in the water. Excellent focus, sharp details and lovely light and colours. Very well done!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Salut Razvan,
Ce faina captura azi. Detalii impresionante, ai surprins chiar si luciul apei de pe varful ciocului. O compozitie perfecta. Felicitari!

Fantastic point of view clean detail and composition Razvan! Great addition to your collection. Good valuable notes.
George Veltchev

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, fascinating reflections, wonderful light and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellent photo of sandpiper in natural environment. Image is sharp with lovely detail in the feathers, well done!

Hello Razvan,
a beautiful capture, with colors light POV and background perfect. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

Bonjour Razvan,
Belle et artistique publication bien composée dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-18 10:10]

Hi Razvan,
Cute ..!
Beautiful capture.Nice composition with a lovely Marsh Sandpiper.The colours and sharpness are great.
Best wishes,

Very fine image. Great results with your 100-400 Canon Lens.

I enjoy the position and reflection you have recorded.

Thanks for sharing,

This sandpiper is captured well in the water with the grass serving very well in the composition!
Very well done, Razvan!

Hello Razvan,
Lovely details, colours and excellent focus. Very good low POV and great composition.

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