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Shove off Mate

Shove off Mate
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-05 16:26
Viewed: 3382
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,
This Marbled Godwit was giving me a piece of it's mind for intruding on it's space. This was shot today at work.

Marbled Godwit
Family: Scolopacidae

Description 18" (46 cm). A crow-sized shorebird, dark and mottled above, cinnamon-buff below, with cinnamon wing linings and long, pinkish, upturned bill.

Habitat Breeds on grassy plains; visits salt marshes, tidal creeks, mudflats, and sea beaches on migration.

Nesting 4 olive-buff eggs, blotched with brown, in a slight depression lined with grass on the ground.

Range Breeds on the central plains from Saskatchewan to Minnesota. Winters on coasts from California and Virginia southward and along Gulf Coast.

Voice A loud kerreck or god-wit, usually heard on breeding grounds.

Discussion In spring on the Great Plains, the aerial displays and noisy calls of Marbled Godwits are conspicuous. Males chase one another and perform figure-eight flights. The birds nest in loose colonies, and while the eggs are incubated by the female alone, both parents guard the young birds as they feed. Like the Long-billed Curlew, it is a rich buff color, blending perfectly with the brown grass of the plains.
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The Godwit looks angry alright, Rick :-)!
It is an adorable picture from an excellent point of view.
The colors are very natural.
The BG of marshy land lends authenticity to the capture.
Thanks and regards.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2010-06-05 20:22]

Dear Friend,
It seems you have a very nice job...Or at least you can take so many beautiful pics at work! For both ( job and pic) many congrats!
Love from,

Good Morning MF Rick,

Great moment and capture you caught here:) Awesome work as usual!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


outstanding capture, superb perspective

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-05 22:26]

Hello Rick
Excellent capture!
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-06 1:37]

Hello Rick,
Amazing beautiful photo of this Marbled Gowit in this pose. Fantastic sharpness and details. Great DOF, POV and natural colours.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-06 3:36]

Hello Rick,
your capture has always been very exciting in its naturalness.
Very lively gesture by the bird and very well composed. The details are well seen and the grass in the background is so graphical, making your shot splendid.
The orange beak is so lively.
A well presented composition.


hello Rick

an excellent close-up photo you clicked at the best time
with the beak open and his cry, fine POV and framing
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-06 11:57]

Hello Rick,
A few daysí trip north to visit family has delayed my activity on TN!
This is a fine capture of a Marbled Godwit taken from a nice POV with excellent sharpness, timing to show the open bill and tongue, colours and lighting to make this a very good portrait of this species.
Thanks for sharing this one Rick!
Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-07 11:53]

Hello Rick,
Very nice shot! Great POV and composition, good details and nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing!Best regards Siggi

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