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Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank
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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: 2012-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, HOYA 77.0 mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 13:22
Viewed: 2467
Points: 30
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The Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae, the typical waders. Its closest relative is the Greater Yellowlegs, together with which and the Spotted Redshank it forms a close-knit group. Among them, these three species show all the basic leg and foot colours found in the shanks, demonstrating that this character is paraphyletic (Pereira & Baker, 2005). They are also the largest shanks apart from the Willet, which is altogether more robustly built. The Greater Yellowlegs and the Common Greenshank share a coarse, dark, and fairly crisp breast pattern as well as much black on the shoulders and back in breeding plumage.

This is a subarctic bird, breeding from northern Scotland eastwards across northern Europe and Asia. It is a migratory species, wintering in Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and Australasia, usually on fresh water. It breeds on dry ground near marshy areas, laying about four eggs in a ground scrape.
Common Greenshanks are brown in breeding plumage, and grey-brown in winter. When in water, they can appear very similar to Marsh Sandpipers but are distinguished by the shape of the lower bill which gives it an upturned appearance to the bill. They have long greenish legs and a long bill with a grey base. They show a white wedge on the back in flight. They are somewhat larger than the related Common Redshank. The usual call is a rapid series of three short fluty notes syllabilized as teu-teu-teu.
Like most waders, they feed on small invertebrates, but will also take small fish.
The Common Greenshank is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-15 13:26]

Hello Mircea.
A beautiful capture of this Greenshank.The plumage detail is excellent.
Very good colours and lighting.The POV is very good.Well composed too.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Mircea.
Stupenda foto con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli di questa pantana,molto belli i colori naturali,bene la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-05-15 14:07]

o poza mai mult decat perfecta!

Servus, Mircea,
excelenta ca intotdeuna. :-)Detalii fantastice, culori naturale, POV si DOF tocmai buna... Toate se leaga foarte bine!

Buna Mircea,
Este o fotografie excelenta a speciei cu detalii fine,culori si claritate perfecta.-felicitari!

Buna Mircea,
O fotografie splendida a speciei, merita numai cuvinte de lauda, felicitari!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-15 23:58]

Good capture of this beauty just walking, fine details. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-16 0:29]

Hello Mircea,
Excellent photo of this Common Greenshank taken from a perfect low POV. Great sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Very good DOF.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-16 3:00]

Hi Mircea.
You have pictured a nice step of the cute species. Timing is excellent as well as impressive shallow DOF, nice smoothness of water surface and perfectly clear image of the bird. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Mircea.
Great capture of the greenshank.Wonderful pose and compostion,beautiful colours and great sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

hello Mircea
super good sharpness and great details with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-16 7:17]

Hi Mircea!
Excellent portrait of Greenshank, which is moving. The image is perfectly clear and details of bird superb. Great DOF.
Well done: congratulation.
ciao! Vanda

Ciao Mircea, lovely bird in nice walking pose, great capture, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Salut Mircea,
Iata ca apar tot mai multe postari ale fotografilor din tara noastra....Imaginea este excelenta si ma bucur ca ai reusit un cadru atat de realist. Superb contrastul fata de fundal si detaliile sunt perfecte. Felicitari!

Hi Mircea,
really nice photo of this bird. Many details. Excellent sharpness. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

GREAT photo Mircea! Nice walking pose, good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

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