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Common Sandpiper


Common Sandpiper
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Copyright: huseyin mese (efsus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon 400 f/5.6 L
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 3:23
Viewed: 3548
Points: 42
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Dere düdükçünü [TR],
Common Sandpiper,
Actitis hypoleucos

The Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, is a smallwader, 18 - 20 cm long with a 32-35 cm wingspan. Together with its sister species, the Spotted Sandpiper (A. macularia) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with breeders of the other species and hybridize. Hybridization has also been reported between the Common Sandpiper and the Green Sandpiper, a basal species of the closely related shank genus Tringa.

The adult has greyish brown upperparts, white underparts, short yellowish legs and a bill with a pale base and dark tip. Juveniles are barred above and have buff edges to the wing feathers.

This species is very similar to its closely related American counterpart, the slightly larger Spotted Sandpiper, in its non-breeding plumage, but its darker, olive legs and feet and the crisper wing pattern in flight tend to give it away; non-breeding Common Sandpipers also have some barring on the wings visible at close range (see image below and compare with winter Spotted Sandpiper here). Like that species, it has a distinctive stiff-winged flight low over the water.

The Common Sandpiper breeds across most of Europe and Asia. It nests on the ground near fresh water.

It migrates to Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. This is not a gregarious bird and is seldom seen in large flocks.

The Common Sandpiper forages by sight on the ground or in shallow water, picking up small food items such as insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates. It may also catch insects in flight.

The Common Sandpiper is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

In the Nukumanu language of the Nukumanu Islands, Papua New Guinea, a name for this species is matakakoni, but this is considered somewhat taboo; usually, the bird is called tiritavoi. The reason for this is that matakakoni means "bird that walks a little, then copulates" (Hadden, 2004), in reference to the pumping tail and thrusting head movements the Actitis species characteristically perform during foraging.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-01 3:37]

Merhaba Hüseyin dostum,
A superb capture of the Common Sandpiper taken with excellent sharpness and lighting from a great POV against a pleasing OOF blue BG.
Cok tesekkür ederim ve tebrikler,
Eline saglik,
Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-01 3:41]

Hola amigo,
atractiva captura,
buen pov y detalles...
perfecta iluminación,
saludos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-01 3:58]

Hi Hüseyin,
An outstanding shot on this Redshank. The light quality was superb. Exposure is spot on here. Great colors and detail in the plumage. Very sharp detail.
Regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-01 4:12]

Hello Hüseyin,
A Sandpiper in splendid light. Very beautiful colours. Excellent sharp details and a very nice low POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-01 5:27]

Hello Huseyin,
Excellent view of the Common Sandpiper in a lovely pose. Great focus, sharp details and fine natural colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Merhaba Hüseyin hocam,
türün harika bir fotosu olmuş..
detaylar mükemmel..
tebrikler...

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-01 8:01]

Merhaba Hüseyin bey, çok nefis pozlanmış süper bir fotoğraf, ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.

Sevgili Hüseyin,gözlerin çok can alıcı olduğu,çekim açısının çok iyi ayarlandığı,netliğin harika olduğu bir fotoğraf.Sanırım en zor çekimlerden biri yerden çekim.Endamının tüm güzelliğini çektiğin açı ile müthiş sergilemişsin.Tek kelime ile kusursuz bir kare,ellerine sağlık :)

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-12-01 12:35]

Hello Hüseyin,

Splendid capture of this common sandpiper. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Great light and excellent contrast against the blue of the sky (or water?).
Cheers,
Mariki

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-01 12:55]

Hi Huseyin. This pictur of the common Sandpiper is so bright in detail and colours. Which you have taken with fine detail. A good POV/DOF againsst the blue sky. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-01 13:06]

Merhaba Hüseyin Bey,
Çok güzel bir dere düdükçünü fotografı.Meraklı bakışını çok iyi yakalamışsınız.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Merhaba Huseyin, beautiful capture of lovely bird with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, great diagonal composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Hüseyin,
Arkadan gelen ışık ile dere düdükçününün yerde gölge oluşturan, detayları yüksek gövde kısmının öne hareket tarzı bu kareyi özel kılıyor. Öndeki gölgeyi tam olarak görmeyi çok isterdim. Her açıdan hoş bir enstantae olmuş.
Eline sağlık.

Bayram

gördüğüm en güzel deredüdükçünü fotoğraflarından biri. kendim de çok defa görüntüledim bu güzel türü. ancak böyle netlik, renkler ve ışık ile yakalayamadım. eline sağlık dostum. son derece güzel bir çalışma olmuş. selamlar.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-01 17:28]

Hello Hüseyin! A very good bird shot my friend! Very good sharpness, great exposure and a fine result. Thanks!

Mario

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-01 23:37]

Merhaba Huseyin Bey,
Renkler, isik ve poz cok guzel. Ellerinize saglik
Selamlar

Hi Huseyin

Excellent shot of the common sandpiper
Excellent composition and blue background
Excellent sharpness and plumage details

Chris

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-02 10:44]

selam dostum
çok yakından iyi poz vermişti
şu fotoğraf işleme olayına yeni bir boyut kazandıralım bir ara
pozu, fonu, netliği ve detayları nefis olmuş
eline sağlık
selamlar
izler

You managed perfect focus and sharpness on this shot Huseyin. The diagonals are effective.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-04 3:54]

Merhaba Hüseyin bey sade ve şık bir kare olmuş kutlarım.

merhaba hüseyin hocam,
harika bir tüe.
Çok başarılı bir çalışma.

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