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Juvenile Sanderling

Juvenile Sanderling
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/11, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 23:40
Viewed: 3052
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sanderling, Calidris alba
Swedish name: Strandlöpare

This was taken at the southern tip of the island of Öland, where many birds rest on their way south to spend the winter.

This is a juvenile: adults have a paler winter plumage with less black markings.

It breeds along coasts of N. Scandinavia, Iceland and Russia and spends the winter along coasts of tropical Africa. Birds coming up in the spring have the rusty tones of the summer breeding plumage.

They are constantly on the move, looking for small crustaceans and worms along the beaches. But sometimes they pause for a short rest, see WORKSHOP

I took this with my long lens hand-held

After moderate cropping, some sharpening and light adjustment the image was reduced in size for TN

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Hallo Ivan
This is a beautiful little Sanderling but at this moment the water that looks cool and refreshing caught my eye. We are experiencing extreme humid weather conditions at the moment and that water looks so tempting to have a splash in. It seems as if it was a bright and sunny day you took this image and I just love the natural sunlight that is part of this image. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

好可愛的水鳥 照的很清晰

This picture from your archives is a masterpiece, Ivan.
With your advanced camera equipment utilized with the dexterity of a professional, you have created a mind-blowing 3D image of this cute little bird.
Thanks and with warm regards,

Hello Mr.Ivan,
Beautiful picture of this Juvenile Sanderling.Nice soft light on subject,good DOF and POV.Prominent and natural colour of the picture attracts me.I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-13 2:41]

Hi Ivan,a nice capture of this young sanderling,very nice pose and excellent exposure for the best white,perfect details and nice scenery made by the water too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ivan
Wonderful species and capture.Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Hello Ivan

Excellent photo of this juvenile Sanderling,
fine POV, DOF and framing the bird and the waves
being opposite side diagonally, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-13 4:56]

Good frame with fine lighting...the juvenile is beautiful with lovely background..the species seems to be frozen a bit. tfs.

Hello Ivan

Beautiful bird in nice sharpness. Interesting choice of F/11 to also keep some of the moss covered rocks in the BG and flow of water in focus. Works really well for this composition.


Hallo Ivan,
A great composition with the sharp outline of the bird, clear running water, green color of the plants and that special eye contact. Good work my friend and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-13 6:32]

Hello Ivan,
Great photo of this juvenile Sanderling. Good sharpness, details, DOF and beautiful natural colours. Taken from an excellent POV. The environment is gorgeous. All together it creates a wonderful composition.

Salam Ivan,
An excellent close-up with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. TFS & best wishes!


hallo Ivan
super good sharpness picture with many details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ivan
Excellent photo, beautiful colourful background, good light and detail.
Good pose with eye contact.
Lovely bird
regards yiannis

Ciao Ivan, great capture on nice bird in a beautiful ambientation, lovely composition, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Ivan
Very colourful scene nicely composed. Great capture of this Sanderling from a low POV, fine light with sharp detail and a super pose. I like our DOV in that you kept the BG in focus and set the scene and the still bird stands out well against it.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Ivan
Nice pose and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

so beautiful bird, very fine POV and the compo result!
regards Ivan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-14 2:28]

Bonjour Ivan,
A fine shot of this Sanderling shown in its natural habitat. I was looking at your WS-picture and I think that it is even more exciting with the different and funny poses of the birds.

Hello Ivan,
the picture of this Sanderling with excellent quality.
good composition and colour.
perfect sharpness.
best wishes,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-02-14 8:01]

Beautiful summer memory. Excellent capture.

The coast of Öland must look quite different now.

Best regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-14 17:04]

Hello Ivan
thanks for your response on my caterpillad shot. I didnot realised that the view is from the rear. Thought its frontal. Lesson well learnt.
Your bird capture is splendid. Details of the feathers and head is well seen and presented.
A lovely scenery.


merhaba Ivan,
Sanderling is relatively common species in our coastal zones. But it not breed in Turkiye, only wintering. So, I have not seen both juvenile and reddish headed breeding plumage. You are lucky to see and captured.
Both shots on main page and workshop are very nice. Nicely presented with good informative notes as always.
Çok teşekkürler dostum. Ellerine sağlık. iyi geceler.

Hello Ivan.
I like this juvenile bird capture as it was making the eye contact with your glass. The tone is pleasing with beautiful light exposing the plumage details. Nice capture in pleasing natural environment.
Thanks and have a great week.

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