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Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank
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Copyright: Mircea Radu Achim (achimmircea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 0 N: 1603] (6246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 10:43
Viewed: 2865
Points: 40
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The Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus, is a wader (shorebird) in the large bird family Scolopacidae. It breeds across northern Scandinavia and northern Asia and migrates south to the Mediterranean, the southern British Isles, France, tropical Africa, and tropical Asia for the winter. It is an occasional vagrant to Australia and North America.
The Spotted Redshank was first described by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1764. It is a monotypic species, with no recognised subspecies. Taxonomically, it forms a close-knit group with several other large Tringa species, with molecular sequencing showing it to be a sister clade to that containing the Greater Yellowlegs and the Common Greenshank.
This is a large wader (shorebird), measuring 29–31 cm (11–12 in) long,[nb 1] with a wingspan of 61–67 cm (24–26 in) and a weight ranging from 121 to 205 g (4.3 to 7.2 oz).[4] 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. The call is a creaking whistle teu-it (somewhat similar to the call of a Roseate Tern), the alarm call a kyip-kyip-kyip.
The Spotted Redshank breeds in the Arctic across much of Eurasia, from Lapland in the west to Chukotskaya in the east.
Like most waders, it feeds on small invertebrates.
It nests on open boggy taiga, laying four eggs in a ground scrape.

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Hallo Mircea
What a striking image, and the details so crystal clear. This image of the The Spotted Redshank looks as if it has just been washed and hanged up to dry, as everything is spotless and flawless. It is beautiful. I like the natural sunlight that emphasise the prominent details on the bird's feathers, and off course is the mirror image great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-04-19 10:49]

Hi Mircea

I think this is a really nice capture of this redshank. Very good colors and details. Its a little bit tilted to the right though.. But you can easily fix that. Thanks!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-19 10:56]

Hi Mircea.
What a stunning colourful picture of an amazing bird at so wonderful surroundings. Terrific colours palette and attractive mirror reflections. Exposure and details of the bird are incredible. Great job. My compliments and TFS.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-04-19 10:57]

super! felicitari!

Ciao Mircea, great capture of lovely bird on a fascinating golden BG, fantastic reflections, splendid light, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-19 13:16]

Hello Mircea.
Great shot of a Spotted Redshank in its natural habitat. This is sharp, with superb lighting and detail and the bird has a fine pose. I like the reflection in the water too.Best regards Siggi

Hello Mircea
Beautiful photo with very good composition nice colours and good sharpness.

Buna Mircea,
O fotografie excelenta despre aceasta specie, culori si detalii deosebit de frumoase, compozitie perfecta, felicitari!

Dear Mircea,

I like the contrasts of the orange and blue. Well captured. Perhaps a bit over board on sharpening ... note the halo along the bill. It makes it look unnatural but still artistic. TFS



Hello Mircea.
This is a fine bird shot with beautiful details and vivid exposure of the plumage. I like the framing capturing the reflection in the frame.


A very sharp and detailed pic showing excellent lighting and colours. I also like your POV, DOF and BG.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-20 2:15]

Bonjour Mircea,
What a luminous picture! Really well seen and most beuatifully presented. The Redshank seems to stay in golden waters and how beautiful the blue stripes on the surface too. Great shot!
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-20 2:28]

Hi Mircea,the best moment whit the best light,i like the warm colors and the fantastic details,sharpness and reflections,a very artistic a professional way to show us this magnificent redshank!!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-20 2:40]

Buna Mircea,
Great reflection and composition ..
A wonderful Spotted Redshank with glorious lighting and accurate sharpness. Excellent point of view.
Best wishes,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-20 4:10]

Hello Mircea,
this composition is really fantastic! Very good sharpness and great low POV; perfect light and wonderful colours; splendid background and reflections on the water. A beauty!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-20 8:37]

Lovely image of this beautiful Redshank, excellent composition and viewpoint, the colors are lively. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-21 5:15]

Hello Mircea,
excellent composition. The details are really splendid and the reflection is so magical.
Such a lovely view and the colors are really unique and special.
Well presented shot in excellent composition.
Congratulations for uch a pleasant scenery.


Bonjour Mircea,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une très belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de la nouvelles aventutres.

Ciao Mircea. This is a masterpiece MF! Excellente contrast against the golden BG. Exciting reflecions. Top details. Best compliments.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-04-23 13:21]

Hello Mircea,
A fantastic capture of the Spotted Redshank in a fine pose against the bright background. Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-24 1:14]

Hello Mircea,
Fantastic photo of this Spotted Redshank. Very nice pose with eye contact in a marvellous composition. Beautiful warm colours and good sharpness.

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