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Tringa glareola

Tringa glareola
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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: 2011-03-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-05-02 3:20
Viewed: 3295
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tringa glareola Linnaeus 1758
Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola is a small wader in the family Scolopacidae.

In breeding plumage it is light brown above with prominent white spots and with a pattern of somewhat diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck. The legs are greenish, brownish or yellowish-grey.
It breeds in subarctic wetlands in Europe and Asia. It migrates to Africa and southern Asia, particularly India. Vargant birds have been seen as far into the Pacific as the Hawaiian Islands.

In Cyprus Tringa glareola is a common passage migrant and a rare winter visitor.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-02 3:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent capture of Wood Sandpiper with good pose and composition, sharp details and nice natural colours.Best regards Siggi

Hello Christodoulos

Super capture with reflection !!! TFS, best regards...


Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent refined capture in top quality!


Hi Chris,

A very sharp image indeed, lovely mirrored reflections, fabulous detailed feather texture,
Exceptional sharpness here Chris, lovely natural low light to render these natural colours,
Congratulations and well done,
Best Regards,


Ciao Christodoulos,
Simply perfect, fantastic, impressive...
The reflection is superb!
Thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-02 4:55]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb capture of the Wood sandpiper and its reflection. The lighting, sharpness and colours are top. This shot makes me long to return to Fasouri marshes!
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent sharp image of the Wood Sandpiper with incredible reflections! beautiful colours and lighting, very impressive image!
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Christodoulos,

simply a wonderful image, if it weren't for an almost imperceptible crumple on the water, they would be the perfect mirror the one of the other.In addition to the excellent sharpness and the composition, this image is striking for the details neatness.Really excellent!



Hello Christodoulos,
Super "double" macro. Awesome sharpness.

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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-05-02 6:35]

Hello Christodoulos

What a fabulous mirror effect of this «Chevalier sylvain» as we call it in French.A perfect reflection, the image can be seen upside-down. The details are pin-sharp, lovely rich colors and a perfect background. The plumage is beautiful. I wonder why there are two glints in the eye if the flash did not fire.

A photo you an be very proud of

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-05-02 7:09]

Hello Christodoulos
This is a top one! Wow! Amazing details and composition
Thanks for sharing

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-02 7:12]

Hi Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this Wood Sandpiper, great lights and details, TFS!

Great shot Chris (if I may call you that). I say plenty of these a few years back on Lesvos, but never got this good a shot in.

Perfect execution

ps there's a white sharpening line around the reflection in the water. The reflection doesn't need any sharpening, so maybe you could selectively sharpen only the bird

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic image of the Wood Sandpiper, perfect, Christodoulos, very well done
Best regards

Hi Christodoulos,
really amazing photo. This reflection in water is incredible. Perfect point of view. Excellent sharpness and depth of field.

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic reflections, great capture of lovely Tringa glareola, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing capture! I like sharp details, natural colours, pose of the bird and POV. The reflection is wonderful. Well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-05-02 8:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
Perfect again..I start to have complexes looking at your shots.
Amazing how you got both, the bird and its reflection perfectly in focus. And again this wonderful light...j'admire!
Kind regards

hello Christodoulos
great sharpness -good details -nice light
And beautiful colours
great shot Christo
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-02 9:07]

Today is better than usual! The reflection make a difference,a very artistic way to capture a bird,whit the best quality and...and...and..isn't easy to find words to comment a perfection like that! Just my best compliments.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-02 10:13]

Oh...Chris, what an incredible image!!
Congratulations my friend on this great work.
It's impossible to do better...absolutely perfect in every way!!
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Christodoulos, another masterpiece. An image to be placed alongside your best, both for the quality of photos to capture the difficulty of the subject. Beautiful picture and good photographer. Best wishes, Paul

I do not believe this! "WOW" in this case stands for "World of Wonder" !!! This must be one of the best images I have seen here. Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS!!!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-05-02 14:36]

Hello Christodoulos!
Wow !!!!!! Incredible !!! Did you use an mirrow? I've never seen such a perfect reflection! Fabulous, amazing! Great shot, indeed! A relly top class pic! Many congrats dear friend! You must be very proud!
Nice evening!

Amazing, not to say perfect, picture, I love the bird, the mirror and even the chenopod plant. bravo, Ori

Hello Christodoulos

WOW ! WOW because you can rotate the photo
and the reflection on water could be the real
the sharpness and details are as good,
a great photo with a very fine low POV,
wonderful light and color tones, and beautiful
eye-contacts of the bird and also from the reflection,



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-03 12:18]

Hello Christodoulos,
A superb view of this lovely Wader with a fantastic reflection in the smooth water! Crispy clear details, lovely natural colours and well framed!
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Bonjour Christodoulos,
C'est splendide ; l'effet miroir de la réflexion est magique.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-03 18:03]

Hello Christodoulos,
A stunning capture indeed!! The reflection contains as high a quality as the real bird image. Exceptional detail and perfectly composed with gorgeous natural coloration. Truly a top notch shot!!!

άψογη και πανέμορφη!
καλημέρα σου!

Hello Christodoulos
What a beautiful capture of this bird, great details and composition I especially like the reflection. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Wonderful photograph, the Salicornia adding an element of interest to the photo. regards yiannis

Hi Chris,

What an outstanding shot of this lovely bid!
So which one is the the real one? The reflection is also live here. Great mirroe image.
Well done & TFS.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2011-05-05 11:14]

Hi Christodoulos,

Picture perfect!! The Sandpiper is beautiful and the reflections are amazing. Everything is beautiful - colors, details, clarity, background and composition.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2011-05-05 18:37]

Hello Christodoulos,
This image is stunning both right side up and upside down, superb work, thank you for sharing it.

Hi Christodoulos!
A great portrait, note and a marvelous reflection. A real A-shot I must say!
Best Regards

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