<< Previous Next >>

Xenus cinereus (300th photo)

Xenus cinereus (300th photo)
Photo Information
Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-06-21 8:44
Viewed: 3685
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Xenus cinereus (Guldenstadt, 1775)
Terek Sandpiper

I have chosen a very special bird for me, for my 300th post. After 23 years of bird photography I have, at last found it!

Xenus cinereus is a small wader with a length of 22–25 cm (Family Scolopacidae).
It has grey upperparts, white underparts and yellow legs. It has also a very distinctive long upcurved black bill with a yellowish base.
It breeds in the taiga from Finland through northern Siberia to the Kolyma River, and migrate south in winter to tropical coasts in east Africa, south Asia and Australia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.

In Cyprus Xenus cinereus is an accidental visitor with 22 records.

maaciejka, Marco2010, oldferret, flashpoint, buscape, goatman04, Chiza, PaulLees, josediogo1958, anel, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Ciao Christodoulos, congratulations for your splendid 300th post on TN and thanks for all your beautiful photo, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic reflections, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and great light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-21 8:57]

Nothing better to celebrate your 300th post,this pic is the top of perfection,what a plumage details,what a light management for the best white and what a bright reflections,fantastic work,i like it! Have a nic evening and excuse me again for the Paphia mistake..ehehe..Luciano

Hi Christodoulos,
Congratulations for all your amazing photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Thanks for being here!! All the best to you.
This is a special bird for you, and for us. Amazing composition. Beautiful colours, everything,
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-21 9:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fascinating photo in splendid light and colours. High quality in all aspects.
Congratulations to your 300th posting. I hope to see a lot more from your hand, because you are an example to all of us.

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-06-21 9:32]

Hello Christodoulos,
Congratulations for this great photopresenttion of this rare Bird species, excellent photo, TFS!

Hello Christodoulos,
a fantastic capture of this Terek Sandpiper with good sharpness and colour, very nice reflection added the beauty of the picture.
best wishes,

Ciao Christodoulos.
Complimenti per la cattura di questo esemplare di Xenus cinereus con un’ottima nitidezza e stupendi colori naturali bello il riflesso nell’acqua,interessanti le note bravo.
Ciao Marco.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-21 11:26]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing. clear shot with fantastic details and colours. Also the details reflected by water are great.Congratulations for your 300th post on TN.Best regards Siggi

Hi Chris,

Well done for 300 posts. An excellent study of the Sandpiper, focus, colours and bg are excellent. I love the reflection.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Regards Bill.

First of all congratulations for this beautiful wader ,that you finally caught and came to be in your gallery of birds , according to the milestone of 300 posts always of high quality visual and infinite biodiversity
thanks Christodoulos

Hello Christodoulos,
first of all congratulations for your 300th post. You have chosen a great capture of this bird with fine symmetry created by the reflections on the water surface. I also like the good sharpness, the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wi

Hello Christodoulos,

Congratulations on your 300th post...This is an outstanding capture with such fine colors, sharpness & details. Very nicely composed & presented with an excellent POV/natural setting.

Excellent work & TFS!

Regards & best wishes


  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-06-21 19:42]

Hola Christodoulos; Una foto espectacular, el ave, color, luz, enfoque, entorno y ese reflejo en el agua la hacen perfecta...saludos.

Hi Chris, What a fabulous top quality image to celebrate your 300th post, congratulations and have a wonderful day,
Best Regards,


Hello Christodoule
A superb photo, brilliant light, excellent detail, very good eye contact and nice pose.
regards yiannis


Lovely image of this sandpiper, the details and reflection is amazing , the still water disturbed by its movement is well captured. The catch light in the eye adds life to the image

Goutham R

  • Great 
  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-06-21 22:34]

Congratulations Christodoulos!
Not only on posting 300 wonderful images but on taking such a perfect shot of the Terek Sandpiper! This is a species that I have only seen through a scope and taken a poor photo of it.
This is superb, both for its lighting and sharpness with fine natural colours in a perfect composition.
I hope you will be on TN with many more photos.
Thanks for sharing your skills both in photography and your knowledge of our wildlife.

Hello Christodoulos

Its very important record for Cyprus ..Perfect capture ... Sharpness, reflection and details very nice...Congraculations ...

Regards ,

perfect capture (as usual), TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-21 23:28]

Congrats! Lovely image to celebrate, beautiful species captured with its shadow...good soft colors. tfs.

hello Christodoulos
Congrat with your 300th beautiful picture,s on TN
this one is also a super shot
so many details and super sharpness as allways
thanks greeting lou

late because yesterday no more smile,s

Ciao Christodoulos. You 300th pearl MF! Congratulations and TFS.


Hello Christodoulos
Congrats for the 300th.Magnificent pic to celebrate.Fantastic colours and reflections and impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend and best wishes!

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-06-22 4:09]

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Sometimes it takes a long time to find what we are looking for :-)..
Great shot with perfect sharpness and most beautiful reflection on the water-surface. And a very kind look of the Terek sandpiper too. Congratulations to have reached number 300! We hope that we will see many more in the future.
Kind regards

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2012-06-22 11:50]

wow! amazing! I have seen this specie only once in my life! This is the best photo with this specie I ever seen! Excellent work!

  • Great 
  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-23 8:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding capture !!! Lovely light and appealing reflection ! The details are great !!! TFS Tina

Bonjour Christodoulos
Un grand Bravo pour cette 300 th,
Une qualité remarquable. J'aime beaucoup

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic double portrait of a very interesting bird.

Hello Christodoulos

Congratulations for your 300th photo on TN
and also for have realized one of your dreams,
i love that it is a closer photo but in the same
time we see its beautiful reflection on water,
very fine POV and framing, beautiful light, TFS


Calibration Check