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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, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-21 6:34
Viewed: 2416
Points: 34
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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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Thanks for sharing this wonderful capture Razvan. Top quality shot taken from nice low point of view under briliant soft and warm light. The chosen f/6.3 is creating very pleasant dept of field here.
George Veltchev

Hello Razvan
What a beautiful light and amazing colours. The light is just there where it belongs. Sharpness, details, pose and BG are excellent.
Tank ....JP

Ciao Razvan, lovely bird in nice standing pose on an only leg, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural ambientation, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
Pure an impressive elegance!... congratulations!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-21 9:35]

Hello Razvan,

A lot patience is a nice gift for a photographer.
Here we see a wonderful image of these bird on one leg.
Splendid colors, excellent placed.
Sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.

Best regards,

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  • PhilC Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
  • [2010-10-21 9:39]

Hi Razvan - I like th epose, and I particularly like the background colours of blue and green. Nice shot - well done - Phil

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-21 10:23]

Hello Razvan,
excellent photo with great sharpness, details and in a fantastic natural environment. The contrasting colours are beautiful. Good POV and composition.Best regards Siggi

Buna Razvan,
Foarte bine surprins acest fluierar, in mediul sau natural, cu detalii excelente si culori naturale. O imagine clara si placuta. Felicitari!
Numai bine,

hello Razvan
super sharpness picture
great pose with nice soft BG
eautiful colours
greting lou

Bonjour Razvan,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Razvan. This is an outstanding work MF! Top quality and superb compo. One of your best.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-21 20:22]

Hello Razvan,
very well captured shot in good low point of view. This provides a good effective and dramatic composition.
Very sharp and clear bird with the colours so pleasant.
nicely composed view.


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-21 21:37]

Foarte frumoasa fotografie despre acest fluierar, lumini si culori armoniase, de efect, felicitari!
La Sinpaul ieri am mai vazut 2 exp.din aceasta specie.

Very sharp, well exposed and beautifully saturated shot, Razvan!

Hello Razvan,
fantastic capture, details, pov and sharpness super, interesting subject. A nice picture. Regards, Paolo

Great photo of subject in natural habitat.
Sharp focus, good feather detail, well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-22 8:37]

Hello Razvan,
Very good and beautiful photo of this Common Redshank in a perfect composition. Fantastic low POV and beautiful natural colours. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF.

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