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Redshank in flight

Redshank in flight
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Copyright: Pekka Valo (pekkavalo1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 54 N: 2120] (6789)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM, RAW ISO 800, Canon EF 1.4x Extender II
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight, CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-26 6:27
Viewed: 4520
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An adult Redshank flying over RSPB Elmley Marshes nature reserve.

From Birdguides:

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

In: Common Redshank Ca: Gamba roja vulgar Da: Rĝdben De: Rotschenkel Es: Archibebe común Fi: punajalkaviklo Fr: Chevalier gambette It: Pettegola Nl: Tureluur No: Rĝdstilk Pt: Perna-vermelha-comum Sv: Rödbena US: Common Redshank Ru: Травник

Redshanks are medium-sized waders with longer bills than say, Ruff or Knot and with relatively dull brown plumage but bright red legs. In flight they are the only British wader with a broad white bar across the trailing edge of the wing. The extensive white rump and upper tail is also most striking.

Breeds on damp fields, meadows and moorland. Winters on estuaries and marshes.

Western European birds living near coastal areas tend to be resident while birds breeding in Scandinavia, winter from the North Sea to west Africa. Birds from central Europe winter around the Mediterranean

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Hi Pekka, my today neighbour, superb flyng bird in a splendid blue sky, perfect focus and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-10-26 7:34]

Hello Pekka,
Nice in-flight of a Redshank in breeding plumage taken from a fine POV with excellent sharpness and lighting against a fine blue sky.
Well done and thanks for sharing this delight,

Pekka merhaba,telekleri ne güzel görünüyor.Netliği ve keskinliği çok güzel,eelerine sağlık :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-10-26 10:06]

Hello Pekka,
a great capture of a flying Redshank. Picture is very clear and sharp, the beautiful blue sky is a plus, thanks!
Best regards Siggi

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-26 10:19]

Hello Pekka,

You have shown this flying bird in very good sharpness. It is the pattern of the plumage that can be very well observed. There is also a very fine light in your image rendering well the color tones of the feathers.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-10-26 10:53]

Hej Pekka,
Great in-flight capture of the Redshank in beautiful light against the blue sky. Great focus, fine sharp details and beautiful colours too. Well done!
TFS and cheers, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-10-26 13:09]

Hi Pekka, Its nice to see the blue sky in you fine inflight shot of the Redshank. Very good detail in the open wings with fine detail. well done TFS.

Very good Common redshank in flight in terms of sharpness and exposure. Sharpening provides no halo. Excellent blue sky. very good details...
Well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-26 16:03]
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Hi Pekka

A lovely shot of this Redshank - good eyecontact, colour and frozen action.

Is this where Boris wants to build the new London airport?


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-10-26 16:47]

Hi Pekka,

This Redshank adds to your collection of wonderful in-flight shots. This is perfect. Wonderful position - face, wings, plummage, eye, beak are sharp, beautifully detailed with excellent colors - superb lighting. To add to all that the sky is a wonderful blue background.


hello pekka,
lovely capture of this bird in flight, the blue sky makes a fine bg, pleasing composition, nice lighting and good details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-10-27 2:10]

Hello Pekka,
Next photo of the bird inflight. Good result, bird is sharp, colours are alive. clear BG.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Pekka

Great in-flight shot of the redshank. Good sharpness and plumage detail. Stands out great against that blue sky.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-10-27 12:21]

Excellent shot of this flying Redshank!!!
The pose is superb.
Very, very sharp.
Brilliant composition.
One of your best!

Very well done,

hello Pekka

i love to do in-flight shots, in the last weeks it wath i am
expierementing on mallard ducks, i wish one day i could
do an close-up in-flight shot like your image in this post,
WOW ! i love it, fine POV and framing, great sharpness and details,
i love that catch-light on his eye, TFS


Excellent inflight. Sharp where it must be and nice clean blue bg.

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