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Lesser Yellowlegs - silhouette

Lesser Yellowlegs - silhouette
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-25 8:36
Viewed: 2759
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser Yellowlegs sandpiper - Evening silhouette

Done at Osprey Marsh, a little park 10 minutes drive from my home.

The Lesser Yellowlegs is a slender, long-legged shorebird that readily shows off the brightly colored legs that give it its name. It is an active feeder, often running through the shallow water to chase its prey.

Medium-sized shorebird.
Long, bright yellow legs.
Rather long neck and bill.
White rump and tail.

Size: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
Wingspan: 59-64 cm (23-25 in)
Weight: 67-94 g (2.37-3.32 ounces)

Other Names
Petit chevalier (French)
Patamarilla menor (Spanish)

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  • Great 
  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-25 10:15]

hi mario,
very good picture,

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-25 10:52]

Hi Mario
Very nice silhouette presentation.I really like the reflexion of the birs in the water.
TFS Michel

I am back.

Très belle composition, beau miroir, ce jeu de noir est magnifique.

  • Great 
  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-08-29 0:45]

Hi Mario, great sillouette with reflection and all. Light is just right showing the ripples in the water. Very elegant bird and nice moment to catch.

bonjour Mario

j'aime cette photo de silhouette et de son reflet,
juste une chose je trouve le cadrage un peu trop centré



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