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Green Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Wintergren (Altair) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 68] (672)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon D 30, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 12:33
Viewed: 3693
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The photo is taken with the 1,4x extender at ISO speed 320.

The Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, is a small wader (shorebird).

It breeds across subarctic Europe and Asia. It is a migratory bird, wintering in southern Europe and Asia, and tropical Africa.

This is not a gregarious species, although sometimes small numbers congregate in suitable feeding areas. Green Sandpiper is very much a bird of fresh water, and is often found in sites too restricted for other waders, which tend to like a clear all-round view.

It is obvious in flight, with wings dark above and below, and a brilliant white rump. The latter feature distinguishes it from the slightly smaller but otherwise very similar Solitary Sandpiper of North America to which it is closely related.In flight it has a characteristic three-note whistle.

Green Sandpiper lays 2-4 eggs in an old tree nest of another species, such as a Fieldfare. The eggs take about three weeks to hatch.

Food is small invertebrate items picked off the mud as this species works steadily around the edges of its chosen pond.

Source: Wikipedia.org

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Hi Peter
Great exposure with flash and natural light.
Fantastic sharpness! Great compo, although upper third a bit empty.
The capture is of such high quality that you could crop a bit of the top and left margin.
Great anyway

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-06-14 13:33]

Hi Peter,

A nice capture with great light,the sandpiper really pops out of the image,very well exposed,tfs


ps sorry I did not recognize you,but on your website I saw a link to Trekearth instead to Treknature that's why my comment.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-14 13:43]

Hello Peter,
Beautiful capture of this sandpiper.POV,lighting,exposure,clear details and framing are excellent.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-14 14:05]

Hello Peter,
Great colours in a beautiful natural light. Very sharp photo with a good contrasting BG.

Hi Peter...good environmental portrait...the tail off of light really helps pop the bird. Best, Brat.

tjusigt peter!
A real fine bird this!
like the nice lightning and
the fine pov,good exposed
and perfect sharpness
well composed too!
very good!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-14 17:32]

Hi Peter. a very good shot of the Sandpiper. great detail and good colours . you have used the light well. a nice PO ans DOF. very well done TFS. good notes to,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-15 4:51]

Peter nice shot and I think was it evening when you took this shot? Nice bubbles in the water which make the picture vibrant. Ganesh

Good shot here Peter
Well composed with good light.
Good sharpness.


Hello Peter , very successful photo for creative using of light , unusual bird photo , TFS and good luck.

Hi Peter,
I was wondering if you had used a flash on this bird?
It shows up great against the darker background. The whites are a little burnt out so lost definition.
Well done,

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