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Limosa lapponica 2

Limosa lapponica 2
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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: 2012-09-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 7:20
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Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Limosa lapponica (Linnaeus, 1758).
Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica is a large wader in the family Scolopacidae. It is a relatively short-legged species of godwit. Its length is 37–41 cm and its wingspan 70–80 cm. The adult has blue-grey legs and a very long dark bill with a slight upward curve. The neck, breast and belly are unbroken brick red in breeding plumage and off-white in winter. The back is mottled grey. It is distinguished from the similar Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) by its barred, rather than wholly black, tail.
It breeds on Arctic coasts and winters on coasts in temperate and tropical regions.

In Cyprus Limosa lapponica is a very scarce passage migrant.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-19 7:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic close-up of this godwit with a gorgeous reflection on the water. Taken from a perfect low POV in impressive sharpness and details. Beautiful colours and composition.

hello Christodoulos

SUPER!super! picture
so great sharpness and super good details of this bird
i like the colours ver much
thanks greeting lou

Hi Christodoulos,
Exceptional composition with the bird and his reflection, superb sharpness and DoF. Masterful job, bravo!
Best regards, László

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird, fantastic reflection, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splenddi sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
great photo of this bird. I like the reflections in the water. Perfect sharpness and details.
Have a nice Saturday evening,

Hello Christodoulos,
Lovely composition with perfect exposure and an excellent details of plumage,nice clarity and beautiful reflection on the water.
TFS and my regards,

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful picture of this Bar-tailed Godwit with great reflection. i think this reflection makes this picture more natural and beautiful.
best wishes,

Hello Christodolous,
A terrific capture indeed with fine colors, sharpness & reflection. Very nicely composed & presented with a great setting. Well done & very nice work. TFS & best wishes!


Hello Chris,
Hope you are well. This is simply splendid man!The bird as well as its rippling reflection are great. The colours, the focus and the habitat, all perfectly captured, what a clarity this image possesses!Superb!
Thanks a lot for sharing....take care.....warm regards/Abid

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendida cattura di questo esemplare di Limosa lapponica eccellente il riflesso nel’acqua,come la grande nitidezza con notevoli dettagli,stupendi i colori naturali per non parlare della magnifica composizione molto bella.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Christodoulos.
Another beautiful photo of bird. Great sharpness and details. Amazing colours and composition.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-01-19 14:48]

Hi Chris,
excellent photo, wonderful composition, amazing details, beautiful lighting !

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-19 15:42]

Hi Chris,a beautiful godwit taken in classic composition half and half whit its reflections.A very bright capture whit the top of details and the perfect exposure...as usual!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

The water mirroring the bird is the most beautiful part of this professional image, Chris.
Superb picture that leaves nothing to imagination.
Warm regards.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2013-01-19 19:39]

Hello Christodoulos!
Your pic made me thinking of Narcissus...Many congrats!!!It is is a wonderful shot full of lovely details and amazing focus.
The reflection is a awesome bonus!Bravo!TFS
Nice sunday!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-01-19 23:23]

Hello Christodoulos.
A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour, lighting and superb detail. Well observed and captured.Regards Siggi

Hi Christodoulos
Two great looking birds. The colour transfer onto the water is amazing. The best part of this photo I think is the POV and sharpness of the image and the reflection.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-20 3:07]

Hello Christodoulos,
The photo is very sharp and detailed.
Fantastic reflection in the water.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-20 5:26]

Beautiful image of Godwit foraging here, the reflection looks interesting. tfs.

Precis moment! excellent capture of this limosa
TFS, Ferran

Giasou Christodoule
Excellent photo, good natural setting and background, very good detail and light.
Good water reflection and eye contact.
regards yiannis

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-01-21 2:14]

Hello Chistodoulos,
excellent limosa,excellent photo..,thanks for sharing..

professional work - nothing more to say!!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-21 5:14]

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful composition.Excellent low point of view .The image is very sharp with great details.Amasing natural colours.Also I just love the reflextion on the water.
TFS Michel

Hello Christodoulos,

You're capturing well this waterfowl by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lovely Limosa lapponica with the wing of brown/white, long dark bill and short leg. You catch well the posture in which the bird is looking for food. And, the reflection projected to the water draws out a special effect in this image.

Kind regards,

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